USA and Canada named their 2020-21 National Teams


Miami University Senior - USA. (Credits: Ice Galaxy - 2020)

U.S. Figure Skating and Skate Canada announced recently their 2020-21 National athletes. The selected skaters consisted of men, women, pair and ice dance teams, and of course, synchronized skating teams.

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Three Senior teams in Canada
In Canada, 18 individual skaters or teams have been named, which includes three men, three women, two pairs, four ice dance teams and three synchronized skating teams. They will be considered in the National Team until June 30, 2021.

Les Suprêmes from Saint-Léonard and Nova from Brossard and Saint-Hubert (both from the Quebec province), as well as Nexxice Senior from Burlington (Ontario) will make up the Skate Canada Synchronized Skating National Team. The federation explains that the Synchronized National Team comprises those teams finishing in the top three in the Senior discipline at the 2020 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships.

Fourteen U.S. teams
In the USA, five Senior teams and nine Juniors have been selected by the International Committee, International Committee Management Subcommittee and the International Skating Union to represent the United States at ISU events during the 2020-21 season.


Adrian College Varsity SST
Miami University Senior Varsity SST


Fond du Lac Blades
Saint Louis Synergy
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Teams Elite

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Team USA is defined as athletes and teams who are selected by the U.S. Figure Skating International Committee to represent the country at ISU events including the World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships and the World Synchronized Skating Championships.

Team USA also has representation from coaches, judges, team leaders and medical personnel selected to represent the United States at the competitions, explains U.S. Figure Skating.

According to the federation, team envelopes award funding are based on results from the prior season. In synchronized skating, team envelopes are comprised of three levels of achievement. 

While these various lists have been published in recent days by the federations, many uncertainties still hang over the upcoming season, in particular about the possibility for the American and Canadian synchronized skating teams to travel abroad.

Indeed, the next few weeks could be really decisive for athletes and the decisions will depend on the health situation within the countries themselves, and at an international level.