Calgary will host the 2017 Canadian Synchronised Skating Championships, it has been announced.
The event will take place between February 24 and 26 at WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Centre after the decision by governing body Skate Canada.
Synchronised figure skating, a non-Olympic sport governed internationally by the International Skating Union, sees teams perform both short and free programmes.
In Calgary, more than 40 teams and 800 skaters will take part.
The city last hosted the Championships in 2013, with the top two senior teams next year going on to represent Canada at the World Championships.
“We are delighted to be back in Calgary for the 2017 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships," said Skate Canada chief executive Dan Thompson.
"The city has hosted many great skating events and we have seen some historic moments happen on Calgary ice.
"We know once again the city will rally to support our synchronised skating teams as they vie for national titles."
Marco De Iaco, the vice president for sales, sport and major events at Tourism Calgary, said he was "excited" to welcome the event.
“Calgary has a long and proud history of hosting world-class sporting events that promote active lifestyles while contributing to the local economy and the promotion of Calgary as a destination," he said.
"We look forward to welcoming Skate Canada’s athletes, coaches, judges and fans to our city.”