National Showcase: A Competition in Theatrical Skating
Showcase fuses artistic creativity with figure skating for single skaters, duets, small ensembles of three to seven and production numbers of eight to thirty. National Showcase offers the categories of light entertainment, dramatic entertainment and extemporaneous improvisation to singles skaters. Many who have observed National Showcase have remarked on the uniqueness and variety of the programs.
Singles participating in light or dramatic entertainment programs perform under spotlights as do duets. All other events are performed under full house lighting.
National Showcase is truly a festival of inspiration and skaters who qualify are strongly encouraged to participate. The top four skaters within an artistic event qualify for National Showcase as long as they meet test requirements. This includes nonqualifying competitions with showcase events or all-showcase competitions. For more information on Showcase competition Guidelines, please refer to the Nonqualifying Showcase Guidelines and National Showcase Guidelines documents listed in the Resource Box.
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The 2012-13 National Showcase Guidelines can be found by clicking here.
August 1-4, 2013
Hosted by the Bourne Skating Club
National Showcase 2013 Announcement (PDF)
New York Showcase Competition - A Competition in Theatrical Skating
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2013
Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers, New York, New York
Hosted by the Skating Club of New York
Click here (PDF) for the competition announcement.
August 9-11, 2012
Hosted by Escondido FSC
Click here (PDF) of the competition results
National Showcase 2011 will take place Aug. 3-6 at Hoover Arena in Strongsville, Ohio. It will be hosted by the Greater Cleveland Council of Figure Skating Clubs. Visit the event page on U.S. Figure Skating Online.
Juvenile, teen, adult and masters levels reflect the changes approved at the 2011 Governing Council meeting.
National Showcase 2010 was held Aug. 5-7 at the Bourne Skating Club in Bourne, Mass.
- U.S. Figure Skating National Showcase 2010 Event Page
- Icenetwork.com National Showcase 2010 Event Page
The National Showcase program is under the auspices of the Theatrical Skating Committee.