All-Event Ticket Packages Now Available for the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships
(1/9/14) - U.S. Figure Skating and the local organizing committee of the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, comprised of the Twin City Figure Skating Association, Visit Saint Paul and Xcel Energy Center, announced that All-Event ticket packages are now on sale for the 2016 U.S. Championships. The championships are set for Jan. 16-24, 2016, at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minn.
Starting at $395, All-Event ticket packages provide fans with an assigned seat to all senior, junior and novice competitions at Xcel Energy Center. Reservations also include general admission to specified practices at Xcel Energy Center and general admission to intermediate and juvenile competitions at the secondary venue, the Bloomington Ice Garden.
Championship weekend packages and single-session tickets will be available at a later date. All-Event ticket package order forms may be downloaded at www.2016uschampionships.com.
Held annually since 1914, the U.S. Championships are the nation’s most prestigious figure skating event. Past winners include Michelle Kwan, Kristi Yamaguchi, Scott Hamilton and Evan Lysacek. Champions will be crowned in 20 events: ladies, men’s, pairs and ice dance at the senior, junior, novice, intermediate and juvenile levels.
The U.S. Championships, which serve as the final qualifying events to make the U.S. World Figure Skating Team and the U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team every four years, annually attract more than 1,600 athletes, coaches, officials and fans to the host community and have generated up to $30 million in economic impact for recent host cities. The city of Saint Paul also hosted the 2008 U.S. Championships. Champions included 2010 Olympians Mirai Nagasu, Evan Lysacek and Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto.
The 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships are under way through Jan. 12, in Boston, while the 2015 U.S. Championships are slated for Jan. 18-25, 2015, at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, N.C. Both events will be broadcast live on NBC and online at www.icenetwork.com.