The second stage of the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix Series – Skate Canada International – has been cancelled amid rising Covid-19 cases in Ontario, where the event was set to take place.
The tournament organizers said that it would be impossible to stage the competition during the Covid-19 crisis, stressing that the health of participants remains their main priority.
“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 said in a statement.
With one Grand Prix Series stage now abandoned, it remains unclear whether the five remaining ISU events will go ahead. (RT)