BEIJING – The International Skating Union (ISU) Council announced on Thursday that the ISU Grand Prix Finals 2020/21 in Beijing has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The ISU Grand Prix Final season 2020/21 which had already been postponed from its originally scheduled date of December 10-13, 2020 in Beijing, China, has now been definitely canceled,” the ISU said in a statement.

The ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2021, Zagreb, Croatia on January 25-31, 2021 and the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2021, Lyon, France on March 12-13, 2021 were also cancelled due to the pandemic and the consequent increasing risks for organizers and participants.

The ISU World Figure Skating Championships remain scheduled to be held in Stockholm, Sweden on March 22-28, 2021.

China held the ISU Figure Skating Grand Prix Cup of China in Chongqing last month.