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 

Virtual Opportunities

As of February 22, 2021, U.S. Figure Skating will be sanctioning virtual competitions. Refer to the resources below for additional information. If you have questions, email events@usfigureskating.org

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.

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. 

TOYOTA U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS 

2023 – Awarded to San Jose, California, Jan. 23 - 29, 2023

U.S. SYNCHRONIZED SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS

2023 – awarded to Peoria, Illinois, March 1-4, 2023
2024– announcement coming soon 

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 - CLICK HERE for RFP

Qualifying Events

2022-23 NATIONAL QUALIFYING SEASON 

Click here for approved list of NQS competitions. The 2023-24 Series Application will be available Winter 2022 (refer to the 2022-23 Requirements to Host). 

Note: the EMS Series Application (i.e. qualifying registration) will open on July 1, 2022. Athletes/teams may register for approved NQS competitions via EMS prior to the Series Application opening. 

SYNCHRONIZED SKATING SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

2023 - CLICK HERE for RFP
2024 - CLICK HERE for RFP

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, NV 

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

2023/24 – RFP not yet available

NATIONAL INTERCOLLEGIATE FINAL

2023/24 – RFP not yet available

NATIONAL SHOWCASE

2024 – RFP not yet available

NATIONAL SOLO DANCE FINAL

2023/24 – RFP not yet available

NATIONAL THEATRE ON ICE 

2024 – RFP available here

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

CONTACT US

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