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. 

If you are interested in receiving updates on competitions available for bid, please complete the Prospective Host Interest Form here

Each year, a number of events are owned by U.S. Figure Skating and bid out to local cities and figure skating clubs. 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. 

U.S. FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS 

Current RFP
Primary Contact: Bob Dunlop - bdunlop@usfigureskating.org 

2023 – Awarded to San Jose, California, Jan. 23 - 29, 2023
2024 - Awarded to Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 22-28, 2024
2025 - Awarded to Wichita, KS
2026 - RFP available now here

U.S. SYNCHRONIZED SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS

LATEST RFP
Primary Contact: Megan Romeo - mromeo@usfigureskating.org

2024 - Awarded to Las Vegas, Nevada for Feb. 21-24, 2024
2025 - Bid submission closed, currently in review
2026 - Bid deadline extended to April 15, 2024

U.S. ADULT FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Primary Contact: Tara Card - tcard@usfigureskating.org

2024 – Awarded to Cleveland, Ohio, April 3-6, 2024
2025 – Awarded, more information coming soon
2026 – CLICK HERE for RFP

U.S. COLLEGIATE FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Primary Contact: Chloe Roberts - croberts@usfigureskating.org

2023 - Awarded to San Jose, CA
2024 - Awarded to St. Paul, MN
2025 - CLICK HERE for RFP (deadline June 1, 2024)

Qualifying Events

NATIONAL QUALIFYING SERIES AND NQS FINALS

Primary Contact: Cassie Prescott - cprescott@usfigureskating.org

NQS SERIES

2023-24 - Announced
2024-25 - Announced
2025-26 - Application coming soon

NQS FINALS

2025 - Awarded, more information coming soon
2026 - Bid submission closed, currently in review

SYNCHRONIZED SKATING SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Primary Contact: Megan Romeo - mromeo@usfigureskating.org

2024 - Announced
2025 - Awarded, more information coming soon
2026 - Bid submission closed, currently in review

ADULT SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Primary Contact: Tara Card - tcard@usfigureskating.org

2023 - awarded, click HERE for more details 
2024 - awarded
2025 - Midwest Sectionals RFP CLICK HERE (Pacific Coast and Eastern Sectionals Awarded)
2026 - Midwest and Pacific Coast RFP CLICK HERE (Eastern Sectionals Awarded)

Additional Programs

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

Primary Contact: Casey Mallory - cmallory@usfigureskating.org

2023 - Awarded to Austin, TX, July 13-16, 2023
2024 – RFP not yet available

NATIONAL INTERCOLLEGIATE FINAL

Primary Contact: Chloe Roberts - croberts@usfigureskating.org

2023/24 – Awarded to Lake Placid, NY
2025, 2026, 2027 - National Intercollegiate Final RFP

NATIONAL SHOWCASE

Primary Contact: Casey Mallory - cmallory@usfigureskating.org

2023 - Awarded to Norwood, Massachusetts, July 31-August 6, 2023
2024 - Awarded to San Jose, California (Dates TBD)
2025 - RFP not yet available

NATIONAL SOLO DANCE FINAL

Primary Contact: Casey Mallory - cmallory@usfigureskating.org

2023 -  Awarded to Chicago, Illinois, September 14-17, 2023
2024 - Awarded to Wesley Chapel, Florida, September 12-15, 2024
2025 - RFP not yet available

NATIONAL THEATRE ON ICE 

Primary Contact: Casey Mallory - cmallory@usfigureskating.org

2023 - Awarded to Fraser, Michigan, June 26-30, 2023
2024 - Awarded to Evansville, IN, June 25-29, 2024
2025 - RFP not yet available

SECTIONAL HIGH SCHOOL FINALS

Primary Contact: Chloe Roberts - croberts@usfigureskating.org

2025 & 2026 - Midwest, Pacific Coast & Eastern Sectional HS Finals RFP CLICK HERE

Annual Meeting

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

GOVERNING COUNCIL

Primary Contact: Bob Dunlop - bdunlop@usfigureskating.org

2023 - Awarded to Las Vegas, Nevada 
2024 - Hosted Virtually (CLICK HERE)
2025 - 

Camps

Learn more about U.S. Figure Skating hosted camps. To submit a bid to host a U.S. Figure Skating camp, email camps@usfigureskating.org.

 

    HOST A NONQUALIFYING (CLUB) 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 

    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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