HOST A NONQUALIFYING COMPETITION
Nonqualifying competitions are events sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating and hosted by member clubs. These events provide an opportunity for any U.S. Figure Skating member to participate in competition. U.S. Figure Skating sanctioned competitions follow U.S. Figure Skating rules and are officiated by U.S. Figure Skating approved officials. Any member club that follows appropriate procedure may host a nonqualifying competition.
HOST A U.S. FIGURE SKATING EVENT OR COMPETITION
Each year, a number of events are owned by U.S. Figure Skating and bid out to local cities and figure skating clubs. These events include the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and qualifying events, U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships and qualifying events, and more. A Request for Proposal to Host (RFP) will be released by U.S. Figure Skating for each event open for bid. Submitted bids are carefully reviewed by the designated committees and U.S. Figure Skating staff before a final host city is selected.
If you are interested in receiving updates on competitions available for bid, please complete the Prospective Host Interest Form (click here).
Annual Championship events are approved by the Board of Directors. Athletes who compete at these events have qualified through the U.S. Figure Skating qualifying structure.
U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS
2023 – Awarded to San Jose, California, Jan. 23 - 29, 2023
2024 - Awarded to Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 22-28, 2024
U.S. SYNCHRONIZED SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS
U.S. ADULT FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS
U.S. COLLEGIATE FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS
NATIONAL QUALIFYING SERIES (NQS Finals)
2025 - CLICK HERE for RFP (deadline now March 15, 2024)
SYNCHRONIZED SKATING SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
ADULT SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
The annual meeting provides educational opportunities for member clubs and serves as the location of governance meetings.
2023 – Awarded to Las Vegas, Nevada
Learn more about U.S. Figure Skating hosted camps. To submit a bid to host a U.S. Figure Skating camp, please contact us using the form below.
Program & Series Opportunities
U.S. Figure Skating offers skaters many opportunities to compete outside of the qualifying competition structure. The competitive opportunities below are either the program’s national competition or a Series Final, which is a culmination of competitions which skaters must compete in order to participate in the Final.
EXCEL NATIONAL FESTIVAL
2023 - Awarded to Austin, TX, July 13-16, 2023
2024 – RFP not yet available
NATIONAL INTERCOLLEGIATE FINAL
2023/24 – RFP not yet available
2023 - Awarded to Norwood, Massachusetts, July 31-August 6, 2023
NATIONAL SOLO DANCE FINAL
2023 - Awarded to Chicago, Illinois, September 14-17, 2023
2024 - Awarded to Wesley Chapel, Florida, September 12-15, 2024
NATIONAL THEATRE ON ICE
2023 - Awarded to Fraser, Michigan, June 26-30, 2023
If you would like your nonqualifying competition to be a part of a competitive series, you will need to fill out a series application in addition to your sanction application. Refer to the links below for additional information about series opportunities.
- National Qualifying Series
- Synchronized Skating Series
- Adult Competition Series
- Intercollegiate Series
- Excel Series
- Solo Dance Series
If you are hosting a non-competition performance, an ice show for example, that meets one of the following criteria, you must apply for a performance sanction.
- Admission is charged
- Club or promoter is recipient of some pecuniary benefit
- Non-home club members participate
- Ineligible persons participate
- The event is advertised, or the public is invited to attend
- Performance at professional hockey games
- Performance is held at a location other than your principle skating headquarters.