U.S. Figure Skating today announced the selection of Greensboro, North Carolina, as the host city for the 2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, January 20-26, 2020. The Greensboro Coliseum Complex will again serve as the host venue. This marks the third time that Greensboro has been chosen to host the U.S. Championships in the last decade (2011, 2015, 2020).
The annual event, held since 1914, is the nation's most prestigious figure skating event, with past champions including Michelle Kwan, Kristi Yamaguchi, Brian Boitano and Scott Hamilton. Champions will be crowned in ladies, men's, pairs and ice dance at the championship and junior levels of the U.S. Figure Skating competitive structure.
“Greensboro did an outstanding job in hosting our U.S. Championships in 2011 and 2015,” U.S. Figure Skating Executive Director David Raith said. “Our skaters and our fans had high praise for the local organizing committee and how they worked to make our marquee event special. We look forward to returning to Greensboro.”
All-Event Ticket Packages for the 2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships go on sale today. Weekend Ticket Packages and individual tickets will go on sale in 2019.
“We are excited to be selected to host the U.S. Figure Skating Championships again in 2020,” said Hill Carrow, chairman of North Carolina 2020, the local organizing committee for the event. “We will be working to top our excellent ratings as a previous host. In particular, we will be focused on attracting large and enthusiastic crowds of spectators to support the outstanding U.S. Figure Skating athletes who are among the best figure skaters in the world.”
The 2011 U.S. Championships marked the first time that the event was held in North Carolina in the competition’s almost-100-year history. For the event in 2015, the Greensboro Coliseum Complex unveiled a $24 million renovation that included new seating, a huge video board and new restrooms. SportTravel magazine named the 2015 U.S. Championships "Sports Event of the Year" and "Best Amateur Multi-Sport or Multi-Discipline Event.”
The 2020 U.S. Championships will be broadcast live on NBC and streamed live on the Figure Skating Pass on NBC Sports Gold. Recent U.S. Championships were held in Saint Paul, Minnesota (2016), Kansas City, Missouri (2017) and San Jose, California (2018). The 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships are set for Jan. 18-27, 2019, in Detroit.
The National High Performance Developmental Team Camp for juvenile, intermediate and novice athletes will be held in nearby Morrisville, North Carolina, Jan. 26–29, 2020.
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