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For all general questions about the venue, please head to Nationwide Arena’s website. Start here for all other questions. If you still can’t find an answer, contact us at skating@columbussports.org

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 it’s 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: When do tickets go on sale? 
A: Tickets will go on sale in spring 2023.


Q: What types of tickets are there?
A: You can expect all session tickets, weekend tickets and single session tickets.


Q: When will the schedule come out?
A: The schedule will come out closer to the event, likely in fall 2023.


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


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. It’s 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 $605 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. 

Skater lineup subject to change