Major Events


This section highlights some of the more high-profile annual (Skate America, U.S. Figure Skating Championships) and quadrennial (Olympic Winter Games) events in which U.S. skaters compete as well as any international events U.S. Figure Skating is hosting in a given year (e.g., 2010 World Synchronized Skating Championships).

Skate America

Skate America is an Olympic-style international figure skating event featuring three days of competition in ladies, men's, pairs and ice dancing. The event, which is one of six annual events in the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix Series, annually attracts approximately 60 world-class figure skaters. Read more...

2012 Hilton HHonors Skate America will be held Oct. 19-21, 2012, in Seattle/Kent, Wash.

U.S. Figure Skating Championships

The United States Figure Skating Championships, held annually since 1914, is the nation's most prestigious figure skating event, crowning national champions in ladies, men's, pairs and ice dancing in each of the senior, junior and novice divisions.

In addition to determining the U.S. champions, the event serves as the final step in determining the U.S. teams for the World Figure Skating Championships, World Junior Figure Skating Championships, Four Continents Figure Skating Championships and Olympic Winter Games. Read more...

The 2013 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships will be held Jan. 20-27, 2013, in Omaha, Neb.

World Figure Skating Championships

The World Figure Skating Championships is an annual competition sanctioned by the International Skating Union (ISU). This event is considered the most prestigious of the ISU championships. With the exception of the Olympic title, a world title is the highest competitive achievement in figure skating.

Skaters at the World Championships compete in the categories of ladies, men's, pairs and ice dancing. The competition is generally held in March. Read more...

The 2013 World Figure Skating Championships will be held March 10-17, 2013 in London, Ontario, Canada.

Olympic Winter Games

The Olympic Games have become one of the biggest sporting events of our time. Athletes from the entire world take part. Their achievements are watched from both near and far by hundreds of millions of spectators. The five rings on the Olympic flag represent the international nature of the Games.

The Games are held every four years. They are the largest sporting celebration in terms of the number of sports on the program, the number of athletes present and the number of people from different nations gathered together at the same time in the same place. Read more...

The 2014 Olympic Winter Games will be held Feb. 7-23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.