The South African Figure Skating Association has voted unanimously to cancel the 2020 South African Figure Skating National Championships.
This decision was not taken lightly. When calculating all of the factors, many of which were worked out with great uncertainty, there was no other choice but to cancel the event.
It is very disappointing and there will undoubtedly be may questions around the implications of this decision. Many if not all of the concerns voiced were considered and there will be updates around these and other issues over the next few weeks, with final decisions being made at the SAFSA Council meeting in June.
The 2019/2020 season is officially over and the new season will begin as scheduled on 1 July 2020. All age categories will remain in effect as per the ISU, meaning that skaters will move up as they would have prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ISU have allowed for the submission of member countries to have the Synchro (Novice and Junior) age limits extended by 1 year. This will be tabled at the Council meeting where a decision will be made.
For any queries, please contact your provincial committee.