Montreal chosen as host for 2020 figure skating world championships

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Skate Canada has just issued a statement. The text:

With the uncertainty surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Skate Canada and the International Skating Union (ISU), were informed today by the Government of Quebec that they have cancelled the ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2020. The event was scheduled to take place from March 16-22, 2020 in Montreal at Centre Bell.

Skate Canada and the International Skating Union (ISU) have closely monitored the provincial and federal health authorities position on the spread of the virus and fully respect the difficult decision made today. Like the authorities, Skate Canada and the ISU are committed to the health and safety of the athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and spectators.

Many stakeholders have been affected by the cancellation of the world championships, and Skate Canada and the ISU will be communicating directly with each group in the coming days. Any fan who has purchased tickets directly from the official ticket provider Evenko will receive details on the refund process in due course.

Skate Canada, in partnership with the local organizing committee, Patinage Quebec and all our partners, looked forward to hosting figure skating’s flagship event in Montreal. We thank you all for your efforts and commitment as we prepared to deliver a world-class event.


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Wow sounds like USSR and all other socialist countries situation, or any western countries with socialized, government run, free for all, medical system.
Actually it’s a great system socialized health care which when you have a terminal family member or health issue you can really appreciate. If the nurse triages you as being serious you get immediate attention, excellent hospital stay and no bill. But yes if you have a minor issue that could be dealt with at a lower level medical clinic you will wait a long time at the ER. No it’s not perfect but it’s a HELL of a lot better than paying for a not perfect system too. At least we don’t get a bill and profit off sick people.


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This is why I suggested May as an outside consideration for a date, which is possibly/probably still too early.

And, geez, Speedy Sucks truly was legendary.

In all fairness Speedy never proposed October: he said let's cancel it! Then Russia's offer came!
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