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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National Showcase News

National Showcase 2014 Competition
U.S. Figure Skating has selected Burbank, California as the location of the National Showcase 2014 competition. The event will be hosted by the Los Angeles Figure Skating Club and will take place at the Pickwick Ice Arena, August 8-10, 2014.

National Showcase 2015 Competition
U.S. Figure Skating has selected Brighton, Michigan as the location of the National Showcase 2015 competition. The event will be hosted by the Ice House Skating Academy and will take place at the Kensington Valley Ice House, July 30-August 2, 2015.

2013 Showcase Webinar
Showcase Competition Guidelines and Procedures (PDF, 6/6/13)
To view the 2013 Showcase Competition Guidelines and Procedures Webinar from June 6, 2013, please click here.
National Showcase 2013

August 1-4, 2013
Hyannis, Mass.
Hosted by the Bourne Skating Club

Click here (PDF) of the competition results

Click here for a blog entry and photos from the event.

National Showcase 2012
National Showcase 2012
August 9-11, 2012
Escondido, Calif.
Hosted by Escondido FSC

Click here (PDF) of the competition results

National Showcase 2011

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

National Showcase 2010 was held Aug. 5-7 at the Bourne Skating Club in Bourne, Mass.
The National Showcase program is under the auspices of the Theatrical Skating Committee.