The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA), along with the governing body of U.S. Figure Skating, the Lansing Skating Club and Suburban Ice East Lansing are pleased to welcome the 2014 Midwestern Sectional Figure Skating Championships to Greater Lansing November 19-23, 2013.
This high-profile figure skating competition is a first-time event for Greater Lansing and will be held at Suburban Ice East Lansing. Twenty-two states from across the country will be represented at the competition, which is the last stop before the sports 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships that will be held in January 2014 in a highly-competitive Olympic qualifying year.
This is a first-rate sports event for the region and for the governing body to select Greater Lansing to host is a huge win, said Mike Price, Executive Director of the GLSA. Our resume of past successful ice sports events combined with the strength of our regional ice sports partners was a key to getting this event which will have all kinds of positive impact on the community as a whole.
The 2014 Midwestern Sectional Figure Skating Championships will include nearly 250 participants (including 6 from the Greater Lansing area), 200 coaches, 75 officials and hundreds more friends and family for an average five-night stay in the Greater Lansing area. Due to the length of stay, visitors will have time to get out and explore the community and its many restaurants in Lansing, shops and attractions. It is estimated the event will fill over 2,500 rooms in Lansing hotels during the stay and have a major impact on the regional economy.
Several Greater Lansing sports entities worked together to help secure this national event, including the Lansing Skating Club, Suburban Ice East Lansing and the Greater Lansing Sports Authority. Get out to Suburban Ice East Lansing and check out this amazing competition November 19-23!