488 to Compete at U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships in Scottsdale(4/10/13) - The 2013 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships, hosted by the Coyotes Skating Club of Arizona, will take place April 10-13 at the Ice Den in Scottsdale, Ariz. The U.S. Adult Championships, which have been held annually for 19 years, will feature 488 skaters competing in more than 98 events on two sheets of ice. Competition begins Wednesday morning and concludes Saturday evening.
Competitors at the U.S. Adult Championships are divided into five age groups (21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61+) and two tracks (masters and adults). Events are held in singles, pairs, ice dancing and interpretive. Skaters qualify for the championship and championship gold events by placing in the top four at one of three sectional championships, which were held in February.
This year's championship events feature 2011 U.S. masters (junior-senior) ladies champion Jaclyn Yacomes (Body Zone FSC) and reigning U.S. masters (junior-senior) ladies champion Courtney Donovan (All Year FSC), along with reigning adult gold men's champion Marco Pizzo (All Year FSC). Also competing are reigning adult gold pairs champions Tara Cioppa (North Jersey FSC) and Stephen Trzaska (WA FSC), and reigning open masters dance silver medalists Michelle Goodnetter (Swan City Ice Skaters) and Christian Wilson (Skokie Valley SC).
Starting at $10 per day, tickets are available at the Ice Den registration desk. Children ages 5 and under are free.
Icenetwork.com will provide live results, recaps and photos from the event for all users. On-demand video will be available to all users following the conclusion of the event.