The Village of Lake Placid is renowned for its Olympic facilities, particularly its historic ice rinks. Next year, U.S. Figure Skating will bring Skate America to Lake Placid’s 1980 Herb Brooks Arena for three days of world-class competition!
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Skate America has traditionally been the first of six stops on the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series. However, next year, Skate America in Lake Placid will actually be the sixth and final event of the 2017 Grand Prix Series.
During the 2017 Grand Prix Series, figure skaters will also compete in Skate Canada International, Rostelecom Cup, TrophÃ©e de France, Cup of China, and NHK Trophy. Competitors earn points during each competition in order to qualify for the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.
2017 Skate America will feature three days of figure skating events: ladies’, men’s, pairs, and ice dance. The competition will include 60 world-class athletes, and some will be Olympic and World competitors and national champions.
Lake Placid is no stranger to Skate America. The village hosted the inaugural Skate America in 1979, and since then, the ice skating event has returned three more times (1981-82, 2009). New York State has hosted Skate America a total of six times.
The event is set to be held at the historic 1980 Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid on November 24-26, 2017. Tickets for 2017 Skate America will go on sale the week of December 15, 2016.
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