Host an Event

U.S. Figure Skating hosts more than 500 competitions and programs each season, ranging from local Learn to Skate USA to the U.S. Figure Skating Championships® and major international competitions. 

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. 

Learn more about hosting Nonqualifying Competitions and access the Standard NQ Announcement Template 

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). 

Championship Events

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

2024 - Awarded to Las Vegas, Nevada for Feb. 21-24, 2024
2025 - CLICK HERE for RFP (deadline March 15, 2024)
2026 - CLICK HERE for RFP (deadline March 15, 2024)

U.S. ADULT FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS

2023 – Awarded to Salt Lake City, Utah, April 12-15, 2023
2024 – CLICK HERE for RFP
2025 – CLICK HERE for RFP
2026 – CLICK HERE for RFP

U.S. COLLEGIATE FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS

2023 - Awarded to San Jose, CA
2024 - CLICK HERE for RFP (deadline March 15, 2024)
2025 - CLICK HERE for RFP (deadline March 15, 2024)

Qualifying Events

NATIONAL QUALIFYING SERIES (NQS Finals)

2023-24 - Announced
2024-25 - Announced

NQS Finals

2025 - CLICK HERE for RFP (deadline now March 15, 2024)

SYNCHRONIZED SKATING SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

2024 - Announced
2025 - CLICK HERE for RFP (deadline March 15, 2024)
2026 - CLICK HERE for RFP (deadline March 15, 2024)

ADULT SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

2023 - awarded, click HERE for more details 
2024 - CLICK HERE for RFP
2025 - CLICK HERE for RFP
2026 - CLICK HERE for RFP

Annual Meeting

The annual meeting provides educational opportunities for member clubs and serves as the location of governance meetings. 

GOVERNING COUNCIL

2023 – Awarded to Las Vegas, Nevada 

Camps

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

NATIONAL SHOWCASE

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

SERIES OPPORTUNITIES

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. 

Performance Sanctions

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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT PERFORMANCE SANCTIONS

 

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