ISU World Championships 2024 - Montreal, QC - March 18-24

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GREAT!! :D I'm so looking forward to attending in person!! :D FINALLY :)
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It was clear from the stream of 2023 Worlds that the Japanese fans are very supportive! I know from experience that they also like to travel to skating events. I suspect we can expect some proportion of the 19,000 fans that were in Saitama this year to be in Montreal next year, especially since the 2024 competition was being promoted there.

Here's proof, thanks to Jackie Wong (RockerSkating)
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Nice! I'll have to get one of those pins!
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Patrick Chan & Joannie Rochette named as Event Ambassadors for 2024 Worlds: https://montreal2024.com/2023/05/legend ... pionships/

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The article says:
All-event tickets for the 2024 ISU World Figure Skating Championships® will be on sale in mid-June.
For up-to-date ticket information, please sign up to our Worlds 2024 fan list at montreal2024.com.
Patrick & Joannie were both scheduled to do this role for the 2020 Worlds as can be seen in the video shown during this interview with Patrick today: https://globalnews.ca/video/rd/5cd83c30 ... wsource=cl
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Announced today - all event tickets will go on pre-sale on June 12th and public sale on June 15th: https://montreal2024.com/2023/06/all-ev ... hips-2024/
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I'm tempted to go, but the travel expenses are going to be greater than the tickets. So we know anyone in Montreal who wouldn't mind a house guest for the week?
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The various pre-sales are all finished and all-event tickets are now for sale to anyone.

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From: https://t.co/HCdiuGYRIe

Multiple entries, per country, by discipline, for Worlds 2024:
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Worlds in Montreal are now just 3 months away.

Some news today from Skate Canada regarding participants in the Opening Ceremony via X (formerly Twitter)
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We're excited to announce that the Championships will kick off with special performances by 🌎 Champions Les Supremes, Nova senior & Elladj Balde as part of the Opening Ceremony 🎉
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Well, I'm sure looking forward to it!!! :D I haven't been to anything since before COVID and had two tours cancelled on me.
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Although the World team representing France was announced prior to the European Championships and included Kevin Aymoz, the French Federation has now announced that Kevin is taking the rest of the season off.

Machine translation of the statement from the Federation:
The Technical Directorate of the FFSG formalized the withdrawal of Kevin AYMOZ from the competitions for the rest of the current season, underlining the pre-eminence given to the well-being of the skaters of the French team. This decision is part of a desire to devote the necessary time to rebuilding solid foundations for the major deadlines of the next two seasons, including the Olympic qualification and the Olympic Games. This reflects the FFSG’s commitment to the overall development of athletes and the search for long-term success.

I think this is a very wise decision: Anyone who saw his last 2 or 3 competitive skates could see that there was something going on, especially the way he sort of stopped performing during his short program at Europeans and just "skated around", failing to even qualify for the free skate.
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The French federation has now announced officially that Luc Economides will join Adam Siao Him Fa on the French team for Worlds, replacing Kevin Aymoz.

A number of other federations are making their team announcements and the USFS has now announced the alternates to the team announced at the end of US Nationals (and included in that thread at the time). The choices had been delayed until after the 4CC's. The alternates:
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The Overview of the Schedule has now been posted (subject to change): https://montreal2024.com/wp-content/upl ... Feb9EN.pdf

Monday, March 18, 2024
Practices

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Practices

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
1100-1445 - Pairs Short Program
1415-1545 - Opening Ceremony
1605 -2052 - Women Short Program

Thursday, March 21, 2024
1120-1654 - Men Short Program
1810-2153 - Pairs Free Program

Friday, March 22, 2024
1145-1652 - Rhythm Dance
1800-2152 - Women Free Program

Saturday, March 23, 2024
1330-1650 - Free Dance
1800-2152 - Men Free Program

Sunday, March 24, 2024
1400-1630 - Exhibition Gala
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Can't wait to experience it live.
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happyheini wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 2:16 pm Can't wait to experience it live.
Looking forward to seeing you there :)
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Skate Canada will be announcing the CDN team for Worlds on Wednesday.
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The announcement of the World Team: https://skatecanada.ca/2024/02/fifteen- ... pionships/

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Fifteen Canadian Athletes to Compete on Home Soil at the 2024 ISU World Figure Skating Championships
February 14, 2024/by Skate Canada

OTTAWA, ON (February 14, 2024) – There is nothing quite like competing in front of a home crowd, and with the 2024 ISU World Figure Skating Championships being hosted at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Que., from March 18-24, Skate Canada is delighted to name the athletes that will have the opportunity to enjoy this unique milestone next month.

Canadian athletes will be the ones to beat in both the pair and ice dance competitions as 2024 ISU Four Continents Champions Deanna Stellato-Dudek and Maxime Deschamps in pairs, and Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier in ice dance, headline Team Canada.

Stellato-Dudek and Deschamps have been enjoying a fantastic season, racking up wins at the Autumn Classic International, Skate Canada International, the Cup of China, the Canadian National Skating Championships, and the Four Continents Championships. Based in Montreal, the pair specifically chose music composed by a Quebec artist for their short program.

“When Maxime and I were brainstorming ideas for our short program, we knew we had to pay tribute to Maxime’s home and my adopted home of five years,” said Stellato-Dudek about their song choice of “Oxygène” from Cirque du Soleil. “We hope to thrill the audience and do Montreal proud.”

Deschamps added: “Being able to compete in front of my family and friends will be incredible. I feel very privileged to have this opportunity in my career.”

Also competing in the pair competition will be Lia Pereira and Trennt Michaud who finished second at the 2024 Canadian National Skating Championships and have stood on the podium at Skate America (silver), and the Grand Prix de France (gold) in their first Grand Prix season together. They will be joined by Kelly Ann Laurin and Loucas Éthier who took bronze at nationals and have top-8 finishes at the Four Continents Championships, NHK Trophy, and Skate Canada International to their credit this season.

Gilles and Poirier will be among the top contenders in ice dance after claiming bronze at the event last year. The duo enters the competition as Champions at the Four Continents Championships, Cup of China, Skate Canada International, and Canadian National Skating Championships. They will have strong competition from teammates and Montreal natives Laurence Fournier Beaudry and Nikolaj Soerensen who recently captured silver at the 2024 Four Continents Championships, and who have podium finishes at the Grand Prix Espoo (silver) and Grand Prix de France (silver) this season. Rounding out Canada’s ice dance contingent are Quebec athletes Marjorie Lajoie and Zachary Lagha who won silver medals at both the Cup of China and Skate America this season.

“Paul and I are so excited to be heading to Montreal for the World Championships,” said Gilles. “We had our first World Championships together as a team in London (Ontario), so we know the feeling of skating on home ice. What I remember most is having all our friends and family, and fans cheering for us, and it gave me goose bumps. If this Worlds can be anything like our first one in London, it’s going to be a success.”

In the men’s competition, newly crowned Canadian champion Wesley Chiu will make his senior World Championships debut and will be joined by 2022 Olympian Roman Sadovsky. Both athletes finished in the top-10 at the recent Four Continents Championships and will be looking to gain valuable experience in front of the Canadian crowd.

2022 Olympian Madeline Schizas will be Canada’s sole competitor in the women’s field and has had a strong season with a fourth-place finish at Skate Canada International and sixth at the ISU Four Continents Championships. She will be looking to use her years of experience at the international level to challenge the top women skaters in the world.

The 2024 ISU World Figure Skating Championships will showcase the 200 best figure skaters from 50 countries in four disciplines: men, women, pair, and ice dance. Canada has previously hosted the World Championships 11 times, with Montreal having hosted twice – the last time in 1932.

TEAM CANADA

Name | Age | Hometown | Coach | Training Location

Pair
Kelly Ann Laurin | 18 | St-Jérôme, Que. & Loucas Éthier | 23 | Deux-Montagnes, Que. | Stéphanie Valois | Rosemère, Que.  
Lia Pereira | 19 | Milton, Ont. & Trennt Michaud | 27 | Trenton, Ont. | Alison Purkiss & Nancy Lemaire | Milton, Ont.  
Deanna Stellato-Dudek | 40 | Chicago, USA & Maxime Deschamps | 32 | Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que. | Josée Picard | Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que.  

Ice Dance

Laurence Fournier Beaudry | 31 | Montreal, Que. & Nikolaj Soerensen | 34 | Montreal, Que. | Marie-France Dubreuil & Patrice Lauzon | Montreal, Que.    
Piper Gilles | 32 | Toronto, Ont. & Paul Poirier | 32 | Unionville, Ont. | Carol Lane & Juris Razgulajevs | Scarborough, Ont.
Marjorie Lajoie | 23 | Boucherville, Que. & Zachary Lagha | 24 | Saint-Hubert, Que. | Romain Haguenauer | Montreal, Que.

Men
Wesley Chiu | 18 | Vancouver, B.C. | Keegan Murphy & Eileen Murphy | Richmond, B.C.
Roman Sadovsky | 24 | Vaughan, Ont. | Tracey Wainman & Grzegorz Filipowski | Richmond Hill, Ont.

Women
Madeline Schizas | 21 | Oakville, Ont. | Nancy Lemaire & Derek Schmidt | Milton, Ont.

Tickets for the 2024 ISU World Figure Skating Championships are still available and can be purchased here: https://www.ticketmaster.ca/worlds-isu- ... eId=401966 Day tickets start at $78.25 CAD and include that day’s competition, and early practice at the Bell Centre (excluding the Exhibition Gala practice).

Although it doesn't say so, I am sure that at least some alternates were identified. In the Women's event, however, I don't believe that any other CDN women have the minimum required TES scores :(
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In addition to Canada and the USA, France and Japan have already named their teams:

France
  • WOMEN: Lea Serna
  • MEN: Luc Economedes (replacing Kevin Aymoz), Adam Siao Him Fa
  • PAIRS: Camille Kovalev/Pavel Kovalev
  • DANCE: Loicia Demougeot/Theo le Mercier, Evgenia Lopareva/Geoffrey Brissaud
Japan
  • WOMEN: Mone Chiba, Kaori Sakamoto, Hana Yoshida
    (alt 1: Mai Mihara, alt 2: Rinka Watanabe, alt 3: Rion Sumiyoshi)
  • MEN: Yuma Kagiyama, Kao Miura, Shoma Uno
    (alt 1: Sota Yamamoto, alt 2: Shun Sato, alt 3: Kazuki Tomono)
  • PAIRS: Riku Miura/Ryuichi Kihara, Yuna Nagaoka/Sumitada Moriguchi (needs minimums)
  • DANCE: Misato Komatsubara/Tim Koleto (named after 4CC)
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News from Skate Canada about the Gala Exhibition at Worlds from X (formerly Twitter)
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Our Worlds MTL 24 Exhibition Gala is going to be like nothing you've ever seen with a lineup including Elvis Stojko, Patrick Chan, Elladj Baldé, Keegan Messing, Les Supremes and more 🔥

Get your 🎟️ now 👉 http://tinyurl.com/8s6yhbef
In a recent interview Patrick mentioned that there would be a live orchestra :)
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Elizabeth wrote: Wed Feb 21, 2024 12:44 pm News from Skate Canada about the Gala Exhibition at Worlds from X (formerly Twitter)
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Our Worlds MTL 24 Exhibition Gala is going to be like nothing you've ever seen with a lineup including Elvis Stojko, Patrick Chan, Elladj Baldé, Keegan Messing, Les Supremes and more 🔥

Get your 🎟️ now 👉 http://tinyurl.com/8s6yhbef
In a recent interview Patrick mentioned that there would be a live orchestra :)
Wow, that will be wonderful to see in person!! I'm looking forward to it!
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The Entries, by discipline, are now posted here: https://results.isu.org/events/fsevent00117492.htm

The lists include the alternates, for Canada no alternates have been named for Pairs of Women. In fact, Maddie Schizas is the only CDN woman who has the technical minimums required to complete.

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Skate Canada has posted information about the Opening Ceremonies (and first day of competition): https://skatecanada.ca/2024/02/canadian ... pionships/

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Canadian Talent on Full Display for Opening Ceremony of 2024 ISU World Figure Skating Championships
February 27, 2024/by Skate Canada

OTTAWA, ON (February 26, 2024) – The Bell Centre will come alive on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, with performances by talented Canadian skaters in the Opening Ceremony for the 2024 ISU World Figure Skating Championships, held in Montreal, Quebec.

Synchronized skating will take centre stage as two Quebec-based teams come together to perform a mesmerizing routine choreographed by Dr. Shae Zukiwsky, Skate Canada’s Senior Director of Performance Excellence. Les Suprêmes, from Saint-Léonard, are the reigning world champions and will be joined by Nova, from St-Hubert, who claimed silver at the last two Canadian Championships.

Former Canadian National Team member and social media sensation, Elladj Baldé will also showcase his unique freestyle skating that has garnered him millions of fans around the world.

The Montreal-based chamber choir Seraphim will perform the national anthem to officially open the week-long event that will feature 200 of the best figure skaters from 50 countries performing in four disciplines – men, women, pair, and ice dance.

The Opening Ceremony starts at 3:15 p.m. ET. It will be preceded by the pair short program which starts at 11:00 a.m. ET and will be followed by the women’s short program which starts at 4:05 p.m. ET. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.ca to enjoy all three events.
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More Worlds news - the in-arena DJ will be none other than Kaitlin Hawayek!

She posted the news on her Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/p/C33FRRYONLA/
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The French Federation has announced that Camille Kovalev/Pavel Kovalev have withdrawn from Worlds due to injury. Alternates Oceane Piegad/Denys Strekalin are also injured so France will forfeit their pairs spot.

🇫🇷 Camille Kovalev posted on Instagram that Pavel had a bad fall in training this week and will be unable to skate for a while.
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