International Skating Union (ISU) World Synchronized Skating Championships come to the Lake Placid Olympic Center Thursday, March 30 – Saturday, April 1! Approximately 26 teams comprised of 500 skaters, from over 20 countries will compete for the title of World Champion, and watching this competition in person among a very lively audience makes this event even more exciting. The event marks the first time that the two-time Olympic village has been selected to host the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships and the fifth time the United States has staged it. Held since 2000, the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships is an annual event organized by the International Skating Union and attracts the most elite senior-level synchronized skating teams from around the world. Traditionally, the top teams have been from Finland, Sweden and Canada. Finnish synchro teams have combined to win 23 medals, while Swedish and Canadian skaters have claimed 12 World Championship medals each. American synchronized skating teams have won six medals.