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LP to host world synchronized skating championships in 2023

A team of syncronized skaters take the ice at the Olympic Center’s 1980 Herb Brooks Arena on Aug. 5, 2019. On the final day of March and the first day of April in 2023, Lake Placid will host the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships for the first time since the annual competition was established. News file photo — Elizabeth Izzo

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — U.S. Figure Skating will play host to the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2023 in Lake Placid from March 31-April 1, 2023, the International Skating Union (ISU) announced Friday.

“We are thrilled that the ISU has chosen the United States to host such a prestigious synchronized skating event,” U.S. Figure Skating President Anne Cammett said. “We are looking forward to bringing the World Synchronized Skating Championships to the historic town of Lake Placid after the 2020 event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

This will mark the first time that Lake Placid has played host to the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships and the fifth time the United States has hosted the event, most recently in 2017 when it was held in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The 2020 event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States also hosted the World Synchronized Championships in 2000, its inaugural year, in Minneapolis.

Lake Placid hosted the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships in 2002 and has held numerous Skate America events, most recently in 2017 at the Herb Brooks Arena.