U.S. Figure Skating Announces 2023-24 and 2024-25 National Qualifying Series Schedule

Nineteen nationwide events to serve as singles, pairs and ice dance qualifying competitions

U.S. Figure Skating today announced the 2023-24 and 2024-25 National Qualifying Series (NQS) schedules for singles, pairs and ice dance disciplines.

Over 1,500 skaters nationwide will compete at nineteen 2023-24 qualifying events for a chance to advance to Sectional Singles, U.S. Pairs and U.S. Ice Dance Finals in November 2023. Athletes can then qualify to compete at the 2024 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships and National Development Camp in Columbus, Ohio, slated for January 2024.

2023-24 National Qualifying Series Schedule:

Dates Event Location Disciplines 
July 15-17 Dallas Classic Plano, Texas Ice Dance
July 19-23 Sun Valley Summer Championships Sun Valley, Idaho Singles
July 19-22 Skate Detroit Bloomfield Hills, Mich.  Singles 
July 27-30 Charleston Open North Charleston, S.C. Singles
July 27-30 Glacier Falls Summer Classic Anaheim, Calif.  Singles; Pairs
July 31- Aug. 2 Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships Lake Placid, N.Y. Ice Dance
Aug. 3-5* Silicon Valley Open* San Jose, Calif.* Ice Dance*
Aug. 17-20 Minnesota L'Etoile du Nord Challenge Bloomington, Minn.  Singles
Aug. 24-26 Battle of the Blades Fort Wayne, Ind.  Singles; Pairs 
Aug. 24-27 Sherwood Invitational Sherwood, Ore.  Singles
Aug. 25-27 Atlanta Open Alpharetta, Ga. Singles
Sept. 1-3 Golden West Championships Irvine, Calif. Singles; Pairs
Sept. 1-4 Skate Houston Sugar Land, Texas Singles
Sept. 8-10 Middle Atlantics New York, N.Y. Singles; Pairs
Sept. 9-10 Skate St. Moritz Oakland, Calif.  Singles
Sept. 21-24 Challenge Cup Ardmore, Penn Ice Dance
Sept. 21-24 Broadmoor Fall Classic Colorado Springs, Colo.  Singles; Pairs
Oct. 4-6 Texas Trophy Plano, Texas Singles
Oct. 5-8 L.A. Autumn Classic  El Segundo, Calif.  Singles
Oct. 5-8 Boston Open Norwood, Mass.  Singles; Pairs

*U.S Collegiate Figure Skating Championships & Invitational will be held in conjunction with this event Aug. 3-5 in San Jose, Calif.

2023-24 National Qualifying Series Finals Schedule:

Dates Event Location Disciplines 
Oct. 31-Nov. 5 Eastern Sectional Singles Final Coral Springs, Fla. Singles 
Nov. 7-12 Pacific Coast Sectional Singles & U.S. Pairs Final Tacoma, Wash.  Singles; Pairs
Nov. 14-19 Midwestern Sectional Singles & U.S. Ice Dance Final Bloomington, Minn. Singles; Ice Dance

In addition, U.S. Figure Skating will host the following National Qualifying Series events in 2024. The 2024-25 National Qualifying Series Final and 2024 U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships dates and locations will be coming soon.

Dates Event Location Discipline
July 12-14 Dallas Classic Plano, Texas Ice Dance
July 18-21 Cactus Classic Scottsdale, Ariz. Singles
July 19-21 Peach Open Duluth, Ga. Singles
July 24-28 Glacier Falls Summer Classic Anaheim, Calif.  Singles; Pairs
July 28-31 Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships Lake Placid, N.Y. Ice Dance
July 31-Aug. 4 Philadelphia Summer Championships Aston, Penn. Singles
Aug. 2-4 Scott Hamilton Invitational Nashville, Tenn. Singles
Aug. 7-11 Copper Cup Bountiful, Utah Singles
Aug. 15-18 Cup of Colorado Highlands Ranch, Colo. Singles; Pairs
Aug. 14-18 Skate the Lake Pleasant Prairie, Wis Singles
Aug. 16-18 Potomac Open Ashburn, Va. Singles
Aug. 21-25 Providence Open & Little New England Championships Providence, R.I. Singles
Aug. 23-25 Skate San Francisco San Francisco, Calif. Singles
Sept. 5-8 98th Annual Middle Atlantic Figure Skating Championships New York, N.Y. Singles; Pairs
Sept. 6-8 Greater Chicagoland Fall Invitational Evanston, Ill. Singles; Pairs
Sept. 6-8 John Smith Memorial Competition Indian Trail, N.C. Singles
Sept. 12-19 45th Annual Pasadena Open Championships Pasadena, Calif. Singles
Sept. 19-22 Pacific Northwest Interclub Championships Everett, Wash. Singles; Pairs
Sept. 19-22 Challenge Cup Ardmore, Penn. Ice Dance
Sept. 20-22 Skate Cleveland Lakewood, Ohio Singles
Sept. 26-29 Austin Autumn Classic Cedar Park, Texas Singles; Ice Dance
Oct. 3-6 Cranberry Open Fall Norwood, Mass. Singles; Pairs

(All dates are subject to change) 

The NQS Series Application will open on July 5 (updated from May 1) to accommodate membership renewal and club changes. To maximize qualifying season readiness, athletes are encouraged to utilize non-NQS competitions to explore new material, try new elements and gain valuable feedback through critiques. To find competitive opportunities, click here. NEW for the 2023-24 season, singles athletes may only register for and compete at a maximum of three (3) approved NQS competitions during phased registration phases. Starting May 15 at 12:00 p.m. ET, singles athletes may register for ONE (1) approved NQS competition via EMS. Additional information can be found here. Questions? Email events@usfigureskating.org