U.S. Figure Skating today announced the selection of Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, as the host of the 2024 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships, January 22-28, 2024. This marks the first time the U.S. Figure Skating Championship event will be held in Columbus.
“U.S. Figure Skating is thrilled to host this prestigious event for the first time in Columbus,” U.S. Figure Skating Chief Executive Officer Tracy Marek said. “The Nationwide Arena offers the unique benefit of housing two rinks under one roof for a seamless transition from practice to competition for our competing athletes. Plus, its central location in downtown Columbus creates an accessible, fan-friendly and energetic atmosphere that will make an exciting destination for competitors, coaches, their families and fans alike.”
“We are excited to bring the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and High-Performance Development Camp to Columbus for the first time in 2024,” Greater Columbus Sports Commission CEO & President Linda Logan said. “Hosting the Championships has been a goal for our city since the early days of the Sports Commission. Our local organizing committee and figure skating community are passionate about elevating the profile of this event by creating memorable experiences for athletes, fans and everyone who comes to visit.“
Nationwide Arena will host over 400 athletes, coaches, and officials, plus thousands of fans over the seven-day event. The central location is easily accessible and within walking distance of many hotels and restaurants to ensure a smooth fan experience.
“As a community asset, Nationwide Arena is thrilled to host the 2024 U.S. Figure Skating Championships,” Columbus Arena Management Chief Operating Officer and Nationwide Arena Senior Vice President Mike Gatto said. “We look forward to hosting this world-class event and once again putting Columbus in the national spotlight.”
More information regarding tickets and lodging can be found at figureskatingcolumbus.com closer to the event.
The complete list of qualified athletes to compete at the 2024 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships will be announced in the fall of 2023 after all qualifying competitions have been completed.