The World Figure Skating Championships set for next week in Montreal have been canceled due to public health concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus.
Quebec Province Health Minister Danielle McCann made the announcement Wednesday.
The event was scheduled to bring nearly 200 skaters from more than 50 countries to Montreal. It is the premier competition of the skating season in non-Olympic years. It is scheduled for Stockholm next year.
On Saturday, the Women’s World Hockey Championships in Nova Scotia were called off.