2019 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships Begin Thursday in Plymouth, Michigan

(2/26/19) — The 2019 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships will be held Feb. 27 – March 2 in Plymouth, Michigan, at USA Hockey Arena. More than 1,600 figure skaters from 95 of the top synchronized skating teams in the nation will vie for eight U.S. titles at the juvenile, intermediate, novice, junior, senior, collegiate, adult and masters divisions.

The 2019 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships is the final qualifying event before U.S. Figure Skating selects the 2019 World Team. The 2019 World Junior Team was named prior to the start of U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships.

Official practice begins Wednesday, Feb. 27. Competition begins at 2:35 p.m. ET on Thursday, Feb. 28 with the novice free skate. Senior-level competition begins Friday, March 1 with the short program at 5:20 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports Gold will provide live and on-demand coverage of all senior, junior and collegiate events to Figure Skating Pass subscribers. All juvenile, intermediate, novice, adult and masters footage will be available live on the U.S. Figure Skating Fan Zone. The Fan Zone will also feature event recaps throughout the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships.

For additional event information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.ussynchrochampionships.com. To follow the event on Twitter, follow U.S. Figure Skating (@USFigureSkating) and use the event hashtag #SynchroChamps19.

The city of Plymouth, Michigan, is hosting the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships for the third time in 19 years. The city last hosted the event in 2000 and 2013 at USA Hockey Arena. The event has traveled to Michigan six times since the first-ever Precision Championships in 1984. Detroit recently played host to the 2019 GEICO U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the Detroit Skating Club and Little Caesars Arena. The city has also been the site of Skate America four times, most recently in 2013.

Synchronized skating has deep roots in the Michigan community. The sport was founded by the late Dr. Richard Porter and his Hockettes in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1956. Dr. Porter was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2018 and will be honored in a special ceremony on Friday night following the junior free skate. At this year’s event, 13 teams from eight clubs will represent the state of Michigan in Plymouth, including the historic Hockettes, 2018 U.S. senior pewter medalists Crystallettes and Adrian College.


2019 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships 
NBC Sports Gold Streaming Schedule
All times Eastern, subject to change, all events live

DATE

EVENT

TIME

Thursday, Feb. 28

Junior Short Program

6:50 – 9 p.m.

Friday, March 1

Senior Short Program

5:20 – 6:05 p.m.

Junior Free Skate

6:15 – 9 p.m.

Saturday, March 2

Collegiate Free Skate

2:05 – 4:10 p.m.

Senior Free Skate

7:15 – 8:20 p.m.



2019 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships 
U.S. Figure Skating Fan Zone Streaming Schedule
All times Eastern, subject to change, all events live

DATE

EVENT

TIME

Thursday, Feb. 28

Novice Free Skate

2:35 – 4:40 p.m.

Masters Free Skate

4:55 – 6:20 p.m.

Friday, March 1

Intermediate Free Skate

3:10 – 5:05 p.m.

Saturday, March 2

Juvenile Free Skate

12:10 – 1:55 p.m.

Adult Free Skate

5 – 7 p.m.