ST. PAUL — The local organizing committee of the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, comprised of the Twin City Figure Skating Association, Visit Saint Paul and Xcel Energy Center, announced today that All-Event Ticket Package Reservations for the 2016 U.S. Championships, set for Jan. 16-24, 2016, at Xcel Energy Center are on sale now.
All-Event Ticket Package order forms may be downloaded at 2016uschampionships.com.
All-Event Ticket Packages start at $395 and provide fans with an assigned seat to all senior, junior and novice level competitions at Xcel Energy Center. Reservations also include general admission to specified practices at Xcel Energy Center and general admission to intermediate and juvenile competitions at the secondary venue. Groups (12+) call 651-312-3486.
All senior, junior and novice competitions are scheduled to be held at Xcel Energy Center. Competitions for all other events are currently expected to be held at the Bloomington Ice Garden. *Subject to change.
The U.S. Championships, which serve as the final qualifying events to make the U.S. World Figure Skating Team and the U.S. Olympic Team every four years, annually attract more than 1,600 athletes, coaches, officials and fans to the host community and have generated up to $30 million in economic impact for recent host cities.
The annual event, held since 1914, is the nation’s most prestigious figure skating event, with past winners including Michelle Kwan, Kristi Yamaguchi and Scott Hamilton. The city of Saint Paul also hosted the 2008 U.S. Championships. Champions included 2010 Olympians Mirai Nagasu, Evan Lysacek, and Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto.
Champions will be crowned in ladies, men’s, pairs and ice dance at the senior, junior, novice, intermediate and juvenile levels of the U.S. Figure Skating competitive structure. The addition of the intermediate and juvenile levels to the U.S. Championships, which began at the 2013 U.S. Championships, added approximately 100 competitors to the event.
The official schedule of events will be posted as soon as it is made available from U.S. Figure Skating.
The 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships will take place in Boston Jan. 5-12, 2014, at TD Garden, and the 2015 U.S. Championships are slated for Jan. 18-25, 2015, at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, N.C. Both events will be broadcast live on NBC and online at icenetwork.com.