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 will be preceded by the pair short program  and will be followed by the women’s short program. Tickets can be purchased at to enjoy all three events.