2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Introduce Three New Ticket Packages

Packages on sale Friday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. ET

(11/13/09) - Three new ticket packages to the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, N.C., Jan. 22-30, will go on sale to the public Friday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. The three packages for sale include the Championship Weekend Package, Matinee Package and Evening Package.

These packages allow fans to group select sessions of the event, affordably and conveniently, spread the cost over three payments with no interest, and maintain the same seat for all events included in the selected package.

The Championship Weekend Package has four price points, starting at $109, which correspond to the different seating areas in the Greensboro Coliseum. The package features all the championship event finals in ladies, men, pairs and ice dancing as well as the Skating Spectacular. Specific ticketed sessions included in the Championship Weekend Package are the senior ladies short program and free skate, senior men's short program and free skate, senior pairs free skate, senior free dance, and Skating Spectacular.

The Evening Package starts at $79 and features all evening sessions of the 2011 U.S. Championships, from opening day, Sunday, Jan. 23, through the senior ladies short program Thursday, Jan. 27, and including the Opening Ceremonies. Specific ticketed sessions expected to be included in this package are the novice men's short program and free skate, novice free dance, junior ladies short program and free skate, junior original dance, senior ladies short program, senior pairs short program, and Opening Ceremonies.

The Matinee Package starts at $79 and includes the following ticketed sessions: novice compulsory dance, novice pairs short program and free skate, novice ladies short program and free skate, junior compulsory and free dances, junior men's short program and free skate, junior pairs short program and free skate, and senior compulsory and original dances.

The payment plan applies to all three ticket packages and allows payment to extend over three installments. The first payment of 50 percent is due at the time of purchase; the second and final payments of 25 percent are due Jan. 4, 2010, and June 1, 2010, respectively.

The ticket packages will be available for purchase at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex Box Office and Ticketmaster.com, or by completing the order form available at www.northcarolina2011.com and faxing or mailing it to the address listed on the form.

In addition to purchasing these ticket packages, fans can secure their hotel room for the 2011 U.S. Championships by visiting www.northcarolina2011.com.

The All-Event Ticket Package is also still available. It guarantees access to all competition sessions and practice sessions but does not include admission to the Skating Spectacular. All-Event Ticket Packages begin at $225.