World synchro skating coming to Copps

copps1Hamilton will be host to the International Skating Union’s 2015 World Synchronized Skating Championships (WSSC). Skate Canada’s, the national governing body for figure skating, plans to hold the event at the Copps Coliseum, April 10-11.

“We are very excited to have received the news this morning,” said Jackie Stell-Buckingham, Skate Canada’s Director of Events. “We are delighted to be working with the team at Tourism Hamilton to bring this exciting event to their city. There is a fabulous synchronized skating community in this area, and we know the event will be a tremendous success.”

“The City of Hamilton is absolutely thrilled for the opportunity to host another Skate Canada international event,” said Tourism Hamilton Manager Susan Monarch.

Hamilton successfully hosted the Canadian National Synchronized Skating Championships in 2006. “We look forward to welcoming the prestigious ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships in 2015 and showcasing our beautiful city to participants, visitors and viewers.”

Held since 2000, the World Synchronized Skating Championships is an annual event organized by the International Skating Union and attracts the most elite synchronized skating teams from around the world to compete for the World Championship.