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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. 

Events and Competitions

Competition Sanctions

An application for a competition sanction must be submitted online via EMS for review at least 90 days prior to the start of the competition. All applications must receive approval prior to accepting registrations. In order to submit a sanction application, you must have a completed standard nonqualifying announcement using the template below. For complete list of standard U.S. Figure Skating events (in addition to requirements), refer to the last pages of the announcement below.

The competitions committee is implementing a new process for sanctioning U.S. Figure Skating competitions during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This is a two-step process: (1) Submission of sanction application with completed, updated announcement template. (2) Completion of updated risk assessment (SPDSYS/TOI) and submission or a health and safety plan to be evaluated against a standard rubric. Competitions that have already received a sanction should reach out to their sanction approver to see how this new requirement affects them. NOTE: you may NOT begin accepting registrations for your competition until your Safety Plan has been reviewed and provided with final approval.

Review the Sanction Process LOC Checklist to follow step by step.

Refer to the standard NQ announcement template below for additional details/resources. 

Competitions During COVID-19 | Resources 

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

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 

2021 – Relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada, January 11-21, 2021
2022 – Awarded to Nashville, Tennessee, January 3-9, 2022
2023 – Awarded to San Jose, California, Dates: TBD

U.S. SYNCHRONIZED SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS

2021 – Awarded to Las Vegas, Nevada, February 23-27, 2021 
2022 – Awarded to Colorado Springs, CO March 2-5, 2022
2023 – RFP coming soon. Email events@usfigureskating.org to be added to the mailing list!

U.S. ADULT FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS

2021 – Awarded to Rochester, Michigan, June 23-26, 2021
2022 – Awarded to Newark, Delaware, April 6-9, 2022 
2023 – RFP available here; deadline extended to June 30, 2021

U.S. COLLEGIATE FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS

2021 - Information Coming Soon

Qualifying Events

Qualifying events are competitions that lead up to Championship events. For more information about the U.S. Figure Skating Qualifying Structures, click here

NATIONAL QUALIFYING SERIES

The decision was made to cancel the 2021 National Qualifying Series (NQS). 

CHALLENGES & FINALS FOR SINGLES, PAIRS & ICE DANCE

Click here for details on the 2021 U.S. Figure Skating Qualifying Season. 

SYNCHRONIZED SKATING SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

2021 – Awarded
2022 – Awarded
2023 - RFP coming soon, email events@usfigureskating.org for more info.

ADULT SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

2021 – Canceled
2022 – Please use the competition search here.
2023 – RFP closed, email events@usfigureskating.org for more info.

Annual Meeting

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

GOVERNING COUNCIL

2021 – Awarded to Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 28-May 2, 2021
2022 – RFP available here

Nonqualifying Competitions

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. 

Programs & Series 

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

2022 – RFP not yet available

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL FINAL

2022 – RFP not yet available

NATIONAL INTERCOLLEGIATE FINAL

2022 – RFP not yet available

NATIONAL SHOWCASE

2022 – RFP not yet available

NATIONAL SOLO DANCE FINAL

2022 – RFP not yet available

NATIONAL THEATRE ON ICE 

2022 – Click here for the RFP for the TOI Nations' Cup/Adult Gold Cup Qualifier competition. Deadline to submit is August 15, 2021. 

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.

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