CITIZEN continues 37-year official sponsorship tradition with the ISU Grand Prix Series* 2019 Skate Canada International

CITIZEN proudly announces its sponsorship of the 2019 Skate Canada International — the second event of the ISU Grand Prix Series running October 25 through October 27 in Kelowna, Canada. This marks CITIZEN’s 37th year as official sponsorship and support of the International Skating Union (ISU).

As the longest-running official sponsor of the ISU since 1982, CITIZEN regards the international competition as an important part of supporting athletes who compete at the highest level of sportsmanship. The 2019 Skate Canada International competition is the first of the CITIZEN-sponsored events of the 2019 -2020 calendar season. The international events continue with five CITIZEN-sponsored competitions, including the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating® Final which will be held at Torino, Italy, in December, and the ISU World Figure Skating Championships® held at Montréal, Canada, in March 2020.

CITIZEN’s official corporate sponsor of the ISU competitions for the 2019-2020 season:

◆ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2019 Skate Canada International
Date: October 25 - 27, 2019 (Kelowna, Canada)

◆ISU Junior & Senior Grand Prix of Figure Skating® Final 2019-2020
Date: December 5 - 8, 2019 (Torino, Italy)

◆ISU European Figure Skating Championships® 2020
Date: January 20 - 26, 2020 (Graz, Austria)

◆ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships® 2020
Date: February 4 - 9, 2020 ( Seoul, South Korea)

◆ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships® 2020
Date: March 2 - 8, 2020 (Tallinn, Estonia)

◆ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2020
Date: March 16 - 22, 2020(Montréal, Canada)

* ISU Grand Prix Series is a series of international figure skating competitions that include six events held in USA, Canada, France, China, Russia and Japan as well as the Grand Prix of Figure Skating® Final. Only the top six skaters and couples in each discipline can qualify for the final.


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