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2017 INTERNATIONAL CLASSIC SET FOR SALT LAKE CITY
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Sept. 12, 2017) – This Thursday over 60 figure skaters will compete in the 2017 U.S. International Classic at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex, which served as the official training venue for figure skating at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. American competitors will include 22 Olympic Team hopefuls, including U.S. Champion and Salt Lake City native, Nathan Chen.
Chen is currently the top U.S. scorer in international figure skating competitions, and is the score holder for short program, free skate, and overall at the U.S. Championships.
“It is terrific to welcome many of the nation’s top figure skaters to Salt Lake City, including one of our 2017 State of Sport Awards nominees, Nathan Chen,” said Jeff Robbins, President and CEO of the Utah Sports Commission. “This is another great event that helps to strengthen and enhance our Olympic Legacy efforts here in Utah.”
The U.S. International Classic will be the first in a series of ten competitions that will make up the International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series. Participation in the Challenger Series is open to skaters/teams of ISU Members eligible for international senior-level competitions and have been entered by their member federation. Athletes may participate in up to three Challenger Series events.
The Challenger Series was formed to give adequate opportunities for athletes to compete at the senior level and earn world-standing points. Participation does not preclude athletes from competing in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series or other ISU-sanctioned senior events.
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The event starts on Thursday, Sept. 14th, with the men’s and pairs short programs. Ice dance and ladies competition will begin on Friday, Sept. 15th, along with men’s and pairs competition. The competition will conclude with the free dance and ladies free skate on Saturday, Sept. 16th.
A full list of competitors can be found here.
Schedule and Ticket Information:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
4:30 p.m. – Senior Pairs Short Program
6:30 p.m. – Senior Men’s Short Program
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2017
1:20 p.m. – Senior Dance Short Dance
3:00 p.m. – Senior Ladies Short Program
4:50 p.m. – Senior Pairs Free Skate
7:00 p.m. – Senior Men’s Free Skate
AWARDS – Pairs & Men
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
4:30 p.m. – Senior Dance Free Dance
6:30 p.m. – Senior Ladies Free Skate
AWARDS – Dance & Ladies
All-Event Package – $40
Thursday Day Pass – $15
Friday Day Pass – $15
Saturday Day Pass – $15
Sunday Day Pass – $10
Seniors Discount – $5 off ticket prices
Kids under 5 – FREE
*Tickets will not be available for pre-purchase and can be purchase
onsite at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex.
-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 750 member clubs, collegiate clubs, school-affiliated clubs and more than 1,000 registered Learn to Skate USA programs representing more than 184,200 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.