U.S. Figure Skating Invites Fans to Attend On-, Off-ice Events at 2011 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships


(1/24/11) - U.S. Figure Skating welcomes figure skating fans and members of the Triad community to attend the following on- and off-ice events taking place during the 2011 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Jan. 22-30 in Greensboro, N.C.

While FanFest is free and open to the public, the other events listed below require a ticket for admission. Tickets to the 2011 U.S. Championships can be purchased at the Greensboro Coliseum Box Office, located at 1921 W. Lee St., or by calling 800.745.3000.

FanFest (Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center)
Tuesday, Jan. 25 -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 26 -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 27 -- 1 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 28 -- 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 29 -- 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 30 -- 11:30 a.m.-7:15 p.m.

Opening Ceremonies (Greensboro Coliseum)
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 8:30 p.m.
During the junior ladies free skate (ticket session 10)

U.S. Figure Skating Scholastic Honors Team Presentation (Greensboro Coliseum)
Friday, Jan. 28
During the championship short dance (ticket session 14)

2011 Hall of Fame Induction and Reception (Greensboro Coliseum - Atrium)
Friday, Jan. 28, 5:30 p.m.
Tickets are $75 and available at the U.S. Figure Skating information booth on the concourse of the Greensboro Coliseum

2011 Hall of Fame In-arena Recognition (Greensboro Coliseum)
Friday, Jan. 28
During the championship men's short program (ticket session 15)

SKATING Magazine 2010-11 Reader's Choice Award - Michelle Kwan Trophy (Greensboro Coliseum)
Sunday, Jan. 30
During the championship men's free skate
Recipient - 2010 Olympian Johnny Weir (ticket session 19)

2011 Smucker's Skating Spectacular (Greensboro Coliseum)
Sunday, Jan. 30, 7-10 p.m.
Featuring 2010 Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek (ticket session 20)

Following the Smucker's Skating Spectacular, ticket holders will be invited to remain in the arena for the taping of two uniquely choreographed performances that will be broadcast to more than 515 theaters nationwide as part of the U.S. Figure Skating event RISE on Feb. 17. Randy Gardner, the 1979 World pairs champion and a choreographer on the television show "Skating with Celebrities," will choreograph both special skating pieces for RISE, including the exhibition by Lysacek.

As an official spokesperson for RISE, Lysacek will be in Greensboro during the Championships to promote the Feb. 17 event by skating in the Spectacular and filming his RISE exhibition performance.