United States Figure Skating Association Convention
February 20 - February 24
U.S. Figure Skating announced the selection of Portland, Oregon, as the host city for the 2018 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships February 22-24, 2018 . Competition will be held at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The event, which has been held every year since 1984, plays host to the top synchronized skating teams in the country. Over 1,600 competitors from nearly 100 teams will descend on Portland for five days to vie for a U.S. synchronized title. The event is used as a selection event for the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships which will be held in April in Stockholm, Sweden.
This will be the first time that Portland has hosted the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. The city was the site of the 2016 Midwest and Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships and the 2005 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
The event expects to attract more than 5,000 visitors, generating over $ 1.5 million dollars of economic impact for the area.
U.S. Figure Skating will work with the Oregon Skating Council, the Oregon Sports Authority, Travel Portland and Rose Quarter to produce the event.
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