It’s official. Montreal will host the 2024 world figure skating championships!
The International Skating Union (ISU) made the announcement on Wednesday after the 2020 event was canceled due to COVID-19.
The championships will return to Montreal from March 18-24, marking the 11th time Canada will host the event.
"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 the fantastic Canadian city of Montreal," said Debra Armstrong, CEO of Skate Canada, in a statement.
The ISU World Figure Skating Championships attracts more than 300 million television viewers worldwide and showcases more than 200 world-class athletes from 50 countries in four disciplines: men, women, pair and ice dance.
Unfortunately, the World Figure Skating Championships have actually been cancelled 16 times in the competition's history: from 1915 through 1921 due to World War I; from 1940 through 1946 due to World War II; in 1961 as a result of the loss of the entire U.S. Figure Skating team in the crash of Sabena Flight 548; and in 2020, when it was cancelled here in Montreal due to the COVID-19 pandemic.