For general questions about the venue, please head to Nationwide Arena’s website or call the box office at (614) 246-2000.

Start here for all other questions about the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Columbus. If you still can’t find an answer, contact us at

Q: Where can I see the Schedule
A: The competition and practice schedule is available here.

Q: Where will skaters practice?
A: They will practice at the OhioHealth Ice Haus and at Nationwide Arena.

Q: Can I watch practice?
A:  Practices in the Ice Haus are open to fans to attend for free. Learn more. Practices at Nationwide Arena are NOT free to attend. If you have a ticket for the session around that practice time, you may be able to see practice or warm-up on the main rink at Nationwide Arena.

Q: Where can I park?
A: See parking maps on the maps page. You can also pre-pay for parking there. More information is on the transportation page.

Q: Do I need tickets for multiple sessions on the same day?
A: Yes. If you want to attend more than one session, you will need a ticket for EACH session. There are no daily tickets.

Q: When do tickets go on sale? 
A: All tickets are on sale now right here.

Q: What if I have a specific ticket question not answered here?
A: Please call the Nationwide Arena Box Office at (614) 246-2000.

Q: What types of tickets are there?
A: There are All-Session tickets, weekend packages and single session tickets. All tickets are on sale now on the tickets page. Here's a little more on each:

  • All-Session: Includes 17 sessions over six days. This includes every junior and senior session in all disciplines - men's, women's pairs and ice dance.
  • Weekend Package: Includes four senior championship events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Also available with Sunday's Prevagen Skating Spectacular.
  • Single Session: Includes just one session of your choice. 

Q: Who's competing in each event?
A: Head here for the full Championship lineup.

Q: Where can I watch the Championships?
A: If you can't make to Nationwide Arena, tune into NBC and USA or stream on Peacock. See the broadcast schedule.

Q: What's the difference between skating disciplines or sessions?
A: Check out Figure Skating 101.

Q: Where is the Kiss and Cry area located?
A: Kiss and Cry is between sections 119 and 122. You can find the seat map on the tickets page.

Q: Can I volunteer or help out with this event?
A: Please register here to express your interest.

Q: What is the U.S. Figure Skating Championships?
A: It is U.S. Figure Skating’s annual national event to determine champions across several skating disciplines and determine who represents the U.S. in international competitions. The first event was in 1914 and has been hosted nearly every year since then.

Q: Is this the first time the Championships have been in Columbus?
A: Yes, this is the first time the event has been in Columbus. It’s been in Ohio four previous times – Cincinnati once and Cleveland three times. 

Q: What other Figure Skating events have been in Columbus?
A: Head here for a history of the sport in Central Ohio.

Q: What is U.S. Figure Skating?
A: 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 and Paralympic Committee and the International Skating Union. U.S. Figure Skating is comprised of more than 765 member clubs, collegiate clubs, school-affiliated clubs and more than 1,000 registered Learn to Skate USA programs representing more than 203,023 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. 

Q: What is the Greater Columbus Sports Commission?
A: The Greater Columbus Sports Commission helps bring sporting events to central Ohio. Its mission is to rally Columbus to compete and win sporting events, providing a singular athlete and fan experience and positively impacting image, economy, and lifestyle. Since 2002, the Sports Commission has booked nearly 600 new sports events and generated an estimated $625 million in visitor spending. Those millions of dollars go back into the city we love, improving the quality of life for our community and boosting economic growth. Learn more