Pre-Sale Announced for All-Event Tickets to 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Renee Felton, U.S. Figure Skating – 719.635.5200
Doug Zeghibe, The Skating Club of Boston – 617.782.5900
Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sept. 24, 2012) – U.S. Figure Skating announced today that all-event ticket packages are now available for presale for the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The championships are set for Jan. 5-12, 2014, at TD Garden and the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC).
The 2014 U.S. Championships will serve as the final qualifying event prior to the selection of the U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team that will represent Team USA Feb. 7-23, 2014, in Sochi, Russia, at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
Starting at $195, 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 are expected to be held at the BCEC. A full schedule of events will be published at a later date.
Tickets can be reserved by filing out the presale form at www.boston2014.com/tickets. A representative of the local organizing committee will then call fans to allow them to choose exact seating within the reserved areas. All forms are automatically date and time stamped upon receipt, and orders and callbacks will be processed in the order in which they are received. Single-session tickets will be available at a later date.
Pricing for All-Event Ticket Packages:
– $995.00 Front Row *
– $815.00 VIP – Rows 2-10 *
– $695.00 Club and Center Loge
– $495.00 End Loge
– $295.00 Upper Level – Rows 1 and 2
– $195.00 Upper Level – Row 3 and beyond
* Front row and VIP tickets also include a pass for admission to hospitality at the TD Garden, as well as a lanyard and pouch holder for your tickets.
The annual event, held since 1914, 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 (Woburn, Mass.) and Todd Eldredge (Chatham, Mass.). 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 return to Boston for the seventh time in the event’s history (2001, 1962, ’41, ’31, ‘26, ‘22). The 2001 event set a then-record for attendance at the U.S. Championships. The Boston area has hosted numerous regional and sectional championships and, most recently, the 2012 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. The 2013 World Synchronized Skating Championships will take place April 2-6, 2013, at Boston University’s Agganis Arena.
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 Jan. 20-27, in Omaha, Neb.
– 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.
– 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.