LAS VEGAS (AP) – The U.S. Figure Skating Championships will be relocated to Las Vegas from San Jose, California. The…
LAS VEGAS (AP) – The U.S. Figure Skating Championships will be relocated to Las Vegas from San Jose, California.
The national association said Monday that the move is based in part on the successful bubble environment used for Skate America at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas last month. San Jose will now receive the nationals of 2023 while the 2022 event, which serves as Olympic trials, will be held in Nashville.
The national team will take place in Las Vegas from January 11-21. Nathan Chen, a two-time world champion who has won the last four US titles, will lead the field. He won Skate America.
“This has been a season like no other, and we thank our local organizers and the San Jose skating community for their willingness to be flexible during these challenging times,” said Anne Cammett, President of US Figure Skating. “We are also confident that the proven bubble concept we will implement at the Orleans Arena will ensure that Toyota’s 2021 US Figure Skating Championships are a successful event for all participants, coaches and officials.”
The senior competition will take place from January 11th to 17th and the junior competition from January 19th to 21st. As with Skate America, no spectators are allowed.
“While we are certainly disappointed, we understand the difficult but necessary decision by US figure skating to postpone the US Figure Skating Championships in San Jose until 2023,” said John Poch, executive director of the San Jose Sports Authority. “As always, the care and safety of the athletes, staff and fans is our top priority. “
For fans who planned to attend Nationals in San Jose, refunds will be issued to all existing ticket holders using the original payment method.
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