2020 U.S. Qualifying Season Gets Underway This Week

(10/2/19) – The 2020 U.S. Figure Skating Qualifying Season begins Wednesday, Oct. 2, with the South Atlantic Singles Challenge, Eastern Great Lakes Singles Challenge, Northwest Pacific Singles Challenge, Eastern Sectional Pairs Challenge, Eastern Ice Dance Pairs Challenge and the Midwestern Ice Dance Challenge. After a week off, the remaining competitions will resume with the 2020 Sectional and U.S. Finals taking place Nov, 12-16, 2019.

More than 1,800 skaters are registered to compete across all four disciplines.

Skaters will begin the U.S. Qualifying Season with either a Regional Singles Challenge, Sectional Pairs Challenge or Sectional Ice Dance Challenge. Regional Singles Challenges will be held in each of U.S. Figure Skating’s nine regions. One region within each section will host a Sectional Pairs Challenge and Sectional Ice Dance Challenge, rotating among that section’s regions every three years. These events are open-entry.

Qualifying skaters will advance to a Sectional Singles Final, the U.S. Pairs Final or the U.S. Ice Dance Final, respectively.

Following the Finals, the top four senior athletes from each Singles Sectional Final will advance to the 2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which will be held January 20–26, 2020, in Greensboro, North Carolina. In the junior competition, the top four junior athletes and the top two novice athletes from each Singles Sectional Final will compete at the U.S. Championships. From the Pairs and Ice Dance Finals, the top 12 teams at the senior and junior levels will advance to the U.S. Championships. Alternatively, the top juvenile, intermediate and novice athletes will be named to the National High Performance Development Team. The selected athletes will attend the National High Performance Development Camp in conjunction with U.S. Championships in Greensboro.

New this season, qualifying skaters were able to advance directly to a Final by qualifying through the National Qualifying Series. The National Qualifying Series, which began on June 1, 2019, is a series of official U.S. Figure Skating approved competitions hosted individually by member clubs nationwide. They are held in a standard format and in which athletes earn official scores toward a sectional (singles only) and national rank. These are open-entry competitions held between June 1 and Sept.15 and serve juvenile through senior competitors in singles, pairs and ice dance events. The top six individual skaters and top three teams in each section at each level advanced directly to the Final.

Visit the U.S. Figure Skating Fan Zone for links to live results. For Regional and Sectional Challenges, on-demand video will be available on the Figure Skating Pass on NBC Sports Gold (senior and junior competitions) and the U.S. Figure Skating Fan Zone (juvenile, intermediate and novice competitions) the week after each competition. In November, the Figure Skating Pass on NBC Sports Gold and the U.S. Figure Skating Fan Zone will carry live coverage of Sectionals and Finals.

2020 Regional and Sectional Challenges
Registration: July 15 – Sept. 1, 2019 for all competitors

 

EVENT

HOST CITY

DATES

South Atlantic Regional Singles Challenge
hosted by IceWorks SC

Aston, Pennsylvania

Oct. 2-6, 2019

Results

Eastern Sectional Ice Dance/Pairs Challenge
hosted by IceWorks SC

Aston, Pennsylvania

Oct. 2-6, 2019

Results

Eastern Great Lakes Regional Singles Challenge
hosted by Lansing SC

Lansing, Michigan

Oct. 2-6, 2019

Results

Midwestern Sectional Ice Dance Challenge
hosted by Lansing SC

Lansing, Michigan

Oct. 2-6, 2019

Results

Northwest Pacific Regional Singles Challenge
hosted by Seattle SC

Mountlake Terrace, Washington

Oct. 2-6, 2019

Results

Southwestern Regional Singles Challenge
hosted by Broadmoor SC

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Oct. 16-20, 2019

Results

Midwestern Sectional Pairs Challenge
hosted by Broadmoor SC

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Oct. 16-20, 2019

Results

Southwest Pacific Regional Singles Challenge
hosted by All Year FSC

Irvine, California

Oct. 16-20, 2019

Results

Pacific Coast Pairs Challenge
hosted by All Year FSC

Irvine, California

Oct. 16-20, 2019

Results

New England Regional Singles Challenge*
hosted by NorthStar FSC

Westborough, Massachusetts

Oct. 23-27, 2019

Results

North Atlantic Regional Singles Challenge*
hosted by NorthStar FSC

Westborough, Massachusetts

Oct. 23-27, 2019

Results

Upper Great Lakes Regional Singles Challenge
hosted by St. Paul FSC

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Oct. 23-27, 2019

Results

Central Pacific Regional Singles Challenge
hosted by Salt Lake Figure Skating

Salt Lake City

Oct. 23-27, 2019

Results

Pacific Coast Ice Dance Challenge
hosted by Salt Lake Figure Skating

Salt Lake City

Oct. 23-27, 2019

Results

*Note: New England & North Atlantic Regional Challenges will be held in the same location, but will be run as two separate competitions.


2020 Sectionals and U.S. Finals

Eastern Sectional Singles Final
hosted by Yarmouth Ice Club

Hyannis, Massachusetts

Nov. 12-16, 2019

Results

U.S. Ice Dance Final
hosted by Yarmouth Ice Club

Hyannis, Massachusetts

Nov. 12-16, 2019

Results

Midwestern Sectional Singles Final
hosted by Dallas FSC

Allen, Texas

Nov. 12-16, 2019

Results

U.S. Pairs Final
hosted by Dallas FSC

Allen, Texas

Nov. 12-16, 2019

Results

Pacific Coast Sectional Singles Final
hosted by Pacific Northwest Interclub

Wenatchee, Washington

Nov. 12-16, 2019

Results


2020 TOYOTA U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Greensboro Coliseum Complex | Greensboro, North Carolina | Jan. 20-26, 2020 | www.ncskate2020.com