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2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championship Coming to TD Garden Tickets On-Sale Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 11:00 AM
By: Marketwired .
Jan. 24, 2013 01:57 PM
BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/24/13 -- The Organizing Committee of the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships and representatives of Boston's TD Garden announced today that all-event ticket packages for the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships will be on sale at the TD Garden Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets beginning Saturday, January 26 at 11a.m. The championships will be held January 5-12, 2014, at the TD Garden and Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC).
The 2014 U.S. Championships are the final qualifying event prior to the selection of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team, and Team USA's members will be announced at the conclusion of the championships. Team members will represent the United States at the XXII Olympic Winter Games, to be held in Sochi, Russia, February 7-23, 2014.
Held since 1914, the annual event is the nation's most prestigious figure skating event, with past winners including Michelle Kwan, Kristi Yamaguchi, Scott Hamilton, Evan Lysacek, and Massachusetts natives Nancy Kerrigan of Woburn and Todd Eldredge of Chatham. Champions will be crowned in 20 events: ladies, men's, pairs, and ice dancing at the senior, junior, novice, intermediate, and juvenile levels of the U.S. Figure Skating competitive structure.
The U.S. Championships are returning to Boston for the seventh time in the event's history. Boston also hosted the championships in 2001, 1962, 1941, 1931, 1926, and 1922. The 2001 event set a record for attendance at the U.S. Championships.
The 2014 U.S. Championships will be broadcast live on NBC Sports and online at icenetwork.com. The 2013 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships are slated for January 20-27, in Omaha, Nebraska.
All-event ticket packages provide admission to all events during the eight days of competition, including the championship weekend ladies, men's, pairs, and ice dancing free skate finals. Each all-event ticket also includes a reusable pass for admission to all practice sessions at both TD Garden and the BCEC. Practice passes will not be sold individually and are only available as part of an all-event ticket.
All championship-level practice and competition will be held at TD Garden. Practice and competition for all other events will be held at the BCEC, with some practice sessions at The Skating Club of Boston in Brighton. A full schedule of events is posted at www.boston2014.com/event-info/schedule.
Pricing for All-Event Ticket Packages:
* Front row and VIP tickets also include a pass for admission to hospitality at the TD Garden.
About U.S. Figure Skating
U.S. Figure Skating is the national governing body for the sport of figure skating in the United States as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the International Skating Union. U.S. Figure Skating is comprised of more than 700 member clubs, collegiate clubs, and school-affiliated clubs and more than 1,000 registered Basic Skills skating schools representing approximately 173,000 members. U.S. Figure Skating is charged with the development of the sport on all levels within the United States including athletes, officials, sanctioning of events and exhibitions, and establishing the rules and guidelines by which the sport is governed.
About the Skating Club of Boston
The Skating Club of Boston is a community of families, athletes and professionals united by their love of skating and a commitment to excellence in all facets of the sport. The Club has close to 700 active members, operates programs in several Boston area locations, and offers and a diverse offering of programs including a high-performance training program, several synchronized skating teams, a growing Theatre On Ice program and a junior activities leadership group for teens. The Club's Skating Academy operates learn-to-skate classes in multiple locations, and its annual carnival Ice Chips is the longest running ice show in the world. Club skaters regularly top the podium at local, national and international competitions. The Club also manages the Boston Common Frog Pond in a year-round public/private partnership with the Boston Parks Department. Most recently, the Club is moving forward with plans for a new state-of-the-art, three-rink facility a short distance from its current home on Soldiers Field Road in Brighton, Mass.
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