Montreal has been chosen as the host city for the International Skating Union’s (ISU) World Figure Skating Championships in 2020.
The event will take place at the Bell Centre from March 16 to 22, 2020.
“Canada is thrilled to once again host the ISU World Figure Skating Championships. Skate Canada has a proven track record of holding successful ISU events and we are looking forward to bringing the world’s best skaters to Montreal in 2020,”Debra Armstrong, CEO, Skate Canada, in a release.
“Montreal is a fantastic Canadian city with all the elements required to execute an excellent event and we know athletes and fans alike will enjoy all aspects of the championships. We hope to inspire not only Canadians but people around the world to embrace the joy of skating.”
The ISU World Figure Skating Championships is held annually around the globe, attracting more than 150 million television viewers worldwide and showcasing the 200 best athletes from 50 countries in four disciplines: men, women, pair and ice dance.
“Montreal is an Olympic city of passionate fans who are particularly fond of ice sports. That’s why I am so pleased that our metropolis is hosting the 2020 ISU World Figure Skating Championships at the Bell Centre. The presence of so many international athletes builds on Montréal’s worldwide renown. I am sure there will be plenty of magic on the ice, to the audience’s delight,” stated Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal, in a statement.
The 2020 world championships will be Canada’s 11th time hosting, and the second time for Montreal. Canada last hosted the event in London, Ontario, in 2013.