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The U.S. Figure Skating Championships Are Gliding Into Columbus This Week

The stage is set for a dazzling display of talent as the 2024 U.S. Figure Skating Championships take center ice at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. From now through the 28th, the nation’s top figure skaters will converge in here in the capital city to compete for glory and a chance to represent the United States on the international stage.

Unveiling the Stars of the Ice

The 2024 Championships will showcase the nation’s finest figure skaters across various categories, from singles to pairs and ice dance. As these athletes take to the ice, they bring with them a combination of skill, artistry, and determination that is sure to captivate audiences.

Expect to see established stars defending their titles, as well as rising talents aiming to make a mark on the national stage. The competition will be fierce, with each performance telling a unique story through intricate choreography, breathtaking jumps, and flawless spins.

Road to the Olympics

The U.S. Figure Skating Championships hold particular significance as they sometimes serve as a qualifying event for the Winter Olympics. Athletes who excel here earn the coveted opportunity to represent the United States at the highest level of international competition. Although this year’s event is not an Olympic qualifying event, you’ll still have the opportunity to see future olympians take the ice over the next few days.

How To Watch Like a Pro

If you’re hoping to watch the competition like a pro, then you’ll appreciate the fact that there’s a U.S. Figure Skating Guide that you can easily download. This will help you keep your Axels and Salchows straight as you cheer on the competitors. Ready to dive into judging and scoring intricacies, understand disciplines, and demystify the art of jumps and spins? You can check out the guide right here.

Isabeau Levito ice skating
Image courtesy of Greater Columbus Sports Commission

Join the Spectacle

For those lucky enough to be in Columbus during this week-long extravaganza, Nationwide Arena promises an unforgettable experience. The cheers, the music, and the breathtaking routines will create memories that will linger long after the final medals have been awarded.

You can purchase tickets for individual events or buy longer passes if you’d prefer. The tickets are pretty affordable and it’s a great way to see these athletes before they go on to compete in World Championships and the Olympics. You can buy your tickets here.

In addition to the competition, there will be lots of fun events for attendees to participate in. If you’re into cocktails, you can grab a pass to the Boitano’s Lounge, where you can mingle with current athletes and legendary alumni such as Brian Boitano himself, Nancy Kerrigan, and Gracie Gold. You can look at the VIP passes here.

For those unable to attend in person, the 2024 U.S. Figure Skating Championships will be streamed on Peacock and aired on both NBC and the USA Network, allowing fans from around the nation to witness the magic of figure skating from the comfort of their homes.