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The ISU was informed of the cancellation of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Skate Canada International, that was scheduled to take place from October 30-31, 2020 in Ottawa (CAN).

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Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier (CAN) at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating (CAN) 2019©International Skating Union (ISU)

In consultation, with the City of Ottawa and the Government of Ontario, Skate Canada made the difficult decision to cancel the event. They closely monitored the federal, provincial and municipal health authorities position on COVID-19. Given the evolution of the health crisis and their prudence for the health and safety of the athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers, the appropriate course of action was for Skate Canada to cancel the event.

The ISU regrets that the hosting of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Skate Canada International is no longer viable and thanks Skate Canada for their continued effort and support.

Following a decision of the ISU Council due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions, the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating events are primarily domestically run events with domestic Skaters and Skaters who train in the host country or respective geographical region. For further information on the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, please visit:

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