SkipTheDishes has secured a "multi-year" partnership with Hockey Canada ©Hockey Canada

Food delivery service SkipTheDishes will be hoping to help hosts Canada taste success at the upcoming International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship after securing a new partnership.

The "multi-year" deal with Hockey Canada sees SkipTheDishes serve as the official food delivery app for the competition which is due to run from December 25 to January 5 2021 in Edmonton.

Canada’s athletes, coaches and support staff will be able to access Skip Credit to support some of the city’s best local restaurants as they vie for the gold medal while competing in the bio-secure bubble.

"We are thrilled to welcome SkipTheDishes as the official food delivery app of Hockey Canada and the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship," said Scott Smith, President and chief operating officer of Hockey Canada.

"Skip’s technology and cross-country delivery network make it the perfect partner for fans, helping them support local restaurants while cheering on Team Canada safely at home this year."

Hosts Canada are aiming to deliver gold at the upcoming World Junior Championship in Edmonton ©Getty Images
Hosts Canada are aiming to deliver gold at the upcoming World Junior Championship in Edmonton ©Getty Images

Although the event will be held behind closed doors, Hockey Canada said the partnership with SkipTheDishes will help deliver the game-day experience fans crave directly to their homes.

"As a proud Canadian brand, we’re excited to grow Skip’s support of hockey nation-wide through this partnership with Hockey Canada," said Kevin Edwards, chief executive of SkipTheDishes.

"I couldn’t be more excited to kick off this partnership with the World Juniors in Edmonton.

"I personally look forward to the tournament every year, and we can’t wait to cheer on Team Canada with fans across the country."

Preparation for the 10-team World Junior Championship has been disrupted by a bout of coronavirus cases with Sweden, Germany, Austria and Canada all reporting positive tests earlier this month.