2020 USARS National Championships Cancelled Due To COVID-19 Concerns
A MESSAGE FROM USA ROLLER SPORTS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ERIC STEELE:
To our membership, partners, family and friends,
Over the past several weeks, the world, our nation and our sports have gone through unprecedented times in dealing with the Covid-19 Pandemic. During that time, USA Roller Sports has maintained a positive focus in our day to day operations with the hope that we could deliver on moving forward with our National Championships scheduled to occur later this summer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
However time, which had been on our side for so long, simply has ran out and thus the organization’s Board of Directors has made the most difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Indoor National Championships.
The decision to cancel a national championship is monumental, and to our knowledge has never occurred previously in the organization’s long history. But, the safety of our community of athletes, coaches, officials, staff, vendors, family, friends and spectators must remain our top priority.
And while this news will be disappointing to many, it is important to understand that there is a positive plan in place moving forward.
As such, and through extraordinary cooperation efforts with the cities of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Lincoln, Nebraska, we are pleased to also announce that essentially everything will move forward one year in our planning, delivery and host city locations. Thus the 2021 championships will be in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and the 2022/2023 championships will be in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Team USA/World Team tryouts are still a potential option under consideration for later in the season. As details on this subject emerge, more information will be announced as soon as possible.
Best of health to all and should you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to the National Headquarters.