U.S. Sectionals, Nationals Announced!


Team Image Juvenile at the 2023 Synchronized Skating Championships. (Credits: KrPhotogs Photography - 2023)

U.S. fans and skaters, get ready to travel, because Nationals and Sectionals locations have been announced!

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As the 2022-23 season has come to a close, most teams have been hosting various tryouts and camps to begin preparing for next season. With that being said, preparation has also been done for numerous competitions. On April 6, USFSA announced where the 2024 Sectionals and Nationals will be held, including details about the dates and rinks involved!

The Whittemore Center Arena is located on UNH's campus and near the New Hampshire/Maine border. (Credits: UNH Campus Rec - 2023)

Get ready to head up north! The 2024 Eastern Synchronized Skating Championship will be held in Durham, New Hampshire from Jan. 18-20, 2024. 

The competition will be held in the Whittemore Center Arena, a beautiful multi-purpose facility located on the University of New Hampshire's campus. The rink has never hosted sectionals, but has hosted major events such as the NCAA Women's Frozen Four three times since 2002. Furthermore, it seats up to 7,500 fans, meaning that there's plenty of room for fans throughout the arena. 

Great Parks Ice is located in the Irvine, California and has four sheets of ice. (Credits: City of Irvine - 2023)

Notice a change? This season, USFSA is splitting up the Midwest and Pacific coast for the first time since 2006!

In the same weekend as Easterns (Jan. 18-20), the Pacific coast teams will be hitting the west coast in Irvine, California! 

This host rink, Great Park Ice, will host the teams and is no stranger to the synchronized skating world. The facility has four sheets of ice (indoors) which allows plenty of ice for various unofficial practices throughout the weekend.

The facility has hosted various competitions throughout the synchro season, including the Synchro Fall Classic and the previous CS California Cup.

INTRUST Bank Arena will host Midwest Sectionals for the third time in six years. (Credits - INTRUST Bank Arena - 2023)

The Midwest is going to back to its classics! For the third time in six years, the Midwest Synchronized Skating Championships will be in Wichita, Kansas from Jan. 24-28!

The competition will be held at INTRUST Bank Arena, which is the second-largest arena in Kansas. The 15,000-plus seat arena is the home to numerous college and semi-professional sports, including the Wichita Thunder. According to INTRUST Bank Arena's website, "[the competition] will generate more than $2.7 million in local economic impact".

Meanwhile, teams will find themselves practicing at the Wichita Ice Center, located just four minutes from the competition. The facility features two sheets of ice, including one Olympic-sized sheet of ice and one NHL-sized. 

The Orleans Arena will host the National Championships for the first time ever in February. (Credits: Orleans Casino - 2023)

It's going to be a fun Nationals, because it's going to be in Las Vegas!

For the first time ever, the 2024 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada on Feb. 21-24. This is the second time since 1990 that Nevada has hosted the competition. The Orleans Arena, a 9,500-seat arena, is located in the Las Vegas Valley, meaning that there will be plenty of lodging around the arena. Furthermore, Orleans Arena is no stranger to figure skating, as it hosted Skate America in 2021.