U.S. Figure Skating Announces Sites of 2012, 2013 Synchronized Skating Qualifying CompetitionsEditor's Note: The dates of the 2012 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships have been changed to Feb. 29-March 3, 2012. Please see the news story for further details.
|The DCU Center, site of the 2012 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships (Photo courtesy of Destination Worcester)|
In addition to being the primary selection event for the World Synchronized Skating Championships, the U.S. Synchronized Championships crowns the U.S. champions in eight levels: juvenile, intermediate, novice, junior, senior, collegiate, adult and masters.
The 2012 event, hosted by the Skating Club of Boston, will take place March 7-10.
Recent host cities of the U.S. Synchronized Championships include Minneapolis, Minn. (2010), and Portland, Maine (2009). The 2011 event will take place March 2-5 in Ontario, Calif.
The sites of the 2012 synchronized skating sectional championships as well as two of the 2013 synchronized skating sectional championships have also been set. The 2012 Eastern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships will be held Jan. 26-28, 2012, in Hershey, Pa., and the 2012 Midwestern/Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships will be held together in Plymouth, Mich., Jan. 26-28.
Kalamazoo, Mich., will play host to the 2013 Midwestern/Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships, Jan. 23-27, 2013.
The top finishers from each of the three sections qualify for the U.S. Synchronized Championships.
2012 Synchronized Sectional Championships
|Eastern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships||Hershey, Pa.||Jan. 26-28, 2012||Central Pennsylvania FSC/Hershey FSC|
|Midwestern/Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships||Plymouth, Mich.||Jan. 26-28, 2012||Dearborn FSC|
2012 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships
|2012 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships||Worcester, Mass.||Feb. 29-March 3, 2012||SC of Boston|
2013 Synchronized Sectional Championships
|Midwestern/Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships||Kalamazoo, Mich.||Jan. 23-27, 2013||Greater Kalamazoo Skating Association|