U.S. Figure Skating has awarded Kansas City, Missouri, the 2017 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The 2017 U.S. Championships will be held January 14–22, 2017, with all junior and championship level events being held at Sprint Center. All juvenile, intermediate and novice events will be conducted at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence, Missouri.
U.S. champions will be crowned in ladies, men’s, pairs and ice dance at the senior, junior, novice, intermediate and juvenile levels. The championships annually attract more than 1,700 athletes, coaches, officials and media to the host community and iare estimated to generate more than $18 million in local economic impact.
“U.S. Figure Skating is thrilled to return to Kansas City for the first time in over three decades,” U.S. Figure Skating Executive Director David Raith said. “We look forward to hosting our athletes, coaches, officials and fans from around the world in one of the Midwest’s greatest cities. Sprint Center is known as a premier venue across the country and we are confident our entire (team of) athletes will have a great competitive experience there.”
U.S. Figure Skating will plan the 2017 U.S. Championships with support locally from Sprint Center, the Kansas City Sports Commission and Visit KC. “Kansas City is very excited to welcome the U.S. Figure Skating Championships to the community in 2017,” said Kathy Nelson, president & CEO of the Kansas City Sports Commission. “In collaboration with Visit KC and Sprint Center, the sports commission is thrilled to have these athletes compete on a national stage in our city.”
The 2017 U.S. Championships will be broadcast live on NBC and streamed live on icenetwork.com. The 2016 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships will be held January 15–24, 2016, in Saint Paul, Minnesota.