2023 US Figure Skating Championships

Last Updated on January 25, 2023 by marian@celebrate-family.com

San Jose hosts the U.S. Figure Skating Championships at SAP Center, January 24 – 29. 2023.

This year’s championships will be different because most of the 2022 champions will not be competing.

So, not only are national titles up for grabs in the men’s, women’s, pairs and ice dance programs, but skaters will also be competing for trips to the 2023 World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, Japan March 20-26.

This year the U.S. can send three skaters from each event to Worlds.

When are the 2023 US Figure Skating Championships?

The US Figure Skating Championships will be held at SAP Center from January 23 – 29, 2023 and include both Junior and Senior competitions. Click here more a complete schedule.

The Senior Championship events begin Thursday afternoon, January 26 and finish on Sunday morning, January 29th.

The last event will be the Skating Spectacular at 6 pm on Sunday evening.

U.S. Figure Skating Championships Schedule

The dates and times are subject to change but here is the schedule for the Senior events.

Pairs Short Program | 1/26
Rhythm Dance | 1/26
Women Short Program | 1/26
Men Short Program | 1/27
Women Free Skate | 1/27
Free Dance | 1/28
Pairs Free Skate 1/28
Men Free Skate | 1/29
Toyota Skating Spectacular | 1/29

U.S. Figure Skating Championships Tickets

Ticket prices begin at only $30 per session/event, and there are all session passes available at Ticketmaster.

Most of the events will take place during school/work hours but the Free Skates for Women, Men, Pairs, Ice Dance and the Skating Spectacular take place Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets: U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Figure Skating vs Ice Skating

Fun Fact: So why is ice skating called figure skating and vice versa? Until 1980, part of the competition was skating compulsory figures. In fact at one time, the score component for the compulsory figures was so high (60 percent) that if a skater scored strong enough for figures, they would win the competition, even if theirs was not the better free skate.

However, by this time skating organizations included the words, Figure Skating in their titles. And so it remains.

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