The Synchro Challenger Series 2020/21 is cancelled
Adrian College - USA. (Credits: Daniel Klerfors - 2020)
The Council of the International Skating Union (ISU) decided that the Challenger Series Events for both Figure Skating and Synchronized Skating in the Season 2020/21 should be "held as individual events and not as a Series". Therefore, no prize money will be distributed.
The skaters and teams attending these Challenger Series events will still be awarded Challenger Series World Standing points provided the general Challenger Series requirements are followed (in regard to appointment of officials, number of entries, etc.), added the ISU in a communication.
It means that, for the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2021, Finland, Russia, Canada, Sweden and Poland may enter two teams, explained the ISU.
In addition, exceptionally, the ISU decided that USA may enter a second team because this country has been in the top five placed ISU members in the previous three seasons and the two USA Teams entered at the 2020 Championships were not able to compete due to COVID-19.