Adrian College Selected to Host 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Collegiate Championships This Summer

Adrian College's home facility for nationally-competitive ice sports, Arrington Arena, which will host the U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships for a second-straight summer in 2018. (Photo by Hollie Smith)
Adrian College's home facility for nationally-competitive ice sports, Arrington Arena, which will host the U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships for a second-straight summer in 2018. (Photo by Hollie Smith)

ADRIAN, Mich.--Adrian College has been selected to host the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Collegiate Championships after successfully hosting the event in 2017. The national event, to be held Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 2-5 in Arrington Ice Arena, welcomes full-time college students to participate from all over the country. Athletes ranging from intermediate through senior level are eligible to compete.

The longest running of all collegiate programs, this competition started in 1985. The competitors find a friendly atmosphere and make lots of new friends who share their love for figure skating. In addition, skaters get a chance to learn about U.S. Figure Skating activities, volunteer opportunities in figure skating, coaching, forming collegiate clubs on their campuses, and even try their hand at trial judging.

Competitors are eligible to win a scholarship award based on the results at the event. The Collegiate Championship award program emanates from the Pioneer Fund and is given out annually. This award program developed to assist the winners with a one-time monetary scholarship award. The awards are distributed following the winners' successful completion of their full-time, fall term/semester. 

The Collegiate Championship Award Program will be given in the following award amounts in 2018: 

•    Senior Men's Champion: $5000
•    Senior Ladies Champion: $5000
•    Senior Ladies Second Place Finisher: $2500
•    Senior Ladies Third Place Finisher: $1000

Registration is available online and due for all competitors by June 15, 2018.

Many of Adrian's varsity figure skating team members plan to compete at the event. For more information, please visit: http:/www.uscollegiatechampionships.com

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