There will be 21 adult figure skaters from British Columbia competing in the upcoming Winter World Master’s Games (WWMG) in Innsbruck, Austria from January 10 to 19, 2020.
In total there will be 70 Canadian adult figure skaters plus two Synchro teams competing in this World Masters competition. This is also the first time that figure skating has been included in the WWMG which is an international multi-sport event held every four years. Figure skating is the largest of the 12 sporting events – attracting more than 600 participants.
In total, there will be more than 3,100 adult athletes competing from 58 countries. Canada is the third largest single country represented.
The figure skating event is being supported by the International Skating Union and is following the ISU guidelines for adult figure skating. Competitions will be held in the following disciplines:
• Ladies and Men Free Skating
• Ladies and Men Artistic Free Skating
• Pair Free Skating
• Pair Artistic Free Skating
• Ice Dance - Pattern Dance
• Ice Dance – Rhythm Dance
• Ice Dance - Free Dance
• Synchronized Skating
The first Winter Games was held in 2010 in Bled, Slovenia with Quebec City hosting the second Games in 2015. In terms of competitor numbers the Masters Games has developed into the largest of its kind and is governed by the International Masters Games Association. For more information on the WWMG: www.innsbruck2020.co
The next major adult figure skating event is the ISU International Figure Skating Competition in Oberstdorf, Germany from May 17 to 23, 2020.
Chair, ISU Adult Figure Skating Group
BC SKATERS AT THE WINTER WORLD MASTERS GAMES INCLUDE: