This section highlights Skate America, the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and U.S International Classic, the Olympic Winter Games and World Championships and any additional international events hosted in the U.S. in a given season.
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.
2018 Skate America will take place Oct. 19-21 at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington.
U.S. Figure Skating Championships
The U.S. 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.
The 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships were held Dec. 29-Jan. 7, 2018, in San Jose, California.
The 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships will be held Jan. 19-27, 2019, at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships
The U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships has been held annually since 1984, where the first Championships were held in Bowling Green, Ohio. With about 90 teams competing in 8 divisions, this event crowns champions in the juvenile, intermediate, novice, junior, senior, collegiate, adult and masters divisions.
In addition to determining U.S. champions, the event serves as the final step in determining the U.S. teams for the World Synchronized Skating Championships and World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships.
The 2018 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships were held February 22-24, 2018, in Portland, Oregon.
The 2019 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships will be held Feb. 28-March 2, 2019 in Plymouth, Michigan.
U.S. INTERNATIONAL FIGURE SKATING CLASSIC
First held in 2012, the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic is an annual international figure skating event which attracts some of the top senior athletes. Held in Salt Lake City, the event, part of the ISU Challenger Series, is the first international of the season for many athletes. The competition is held at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex, which served as the official figure skating training venue for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. The 2018 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic will be held Sept. 14-16, 2018.
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 dance. The 2018 World Figure Skating Championships
will be held March 21-25, 2018, in Milan, Italy. The event was last hosted in the United States in 2016 in Boston.
World Synchronized Skating Championships
The World Synchronized Skating Championships is an annual competition sanctioned by the International Skating Union (ISU). This event is considered the most prestigious of the synchronized skating competitions. The 2018 World Synchronized Skating Championships
will be held April 6-7, 2018, in Stockholm, Sweden. The event was last hosted in the United States in 2017 (Colorado Springs, Colorado).
Olympic Winter Games
The Olympic Games represents the pinnacle of many athletes' careers. The Olympics are broadcast worldwide to millions of viewers. The Olympic Games 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.The 2018 Olympic Winter Games
were held Feb. 9-25, 2018, in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea.