All-session tickets for the 2017 P&G Gymnastics Championships, the national championships for men’s and women’s gymnastics, in Anaheim, Calif., areon sale to the general public. Scheduled for Aug. 17-20, 2017, the country’s best gymnasts will compete in the four-day competition at Honda Center. In addition, the USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center Aug. 17-19. 2016 Olympic team gold-medalist Madison Kocian, who is currently attending and competing for the University of California – Los Angeles, will be at the Dec. 11 Anaheim Ducks vs the Ottawa Senators game to promote the championships and the upcoming ticket on-sale.
All-session ticket prices, plus applicable fees, are: platinum, $699; gold, $399; silver, $299; bronze, $199; and upper level end, $159. Platinum packages include VIP seating in the first five rows, an Olympian meet-and-greet, and a USA Gymnastics gift. Ticket prices vary according to seat location, and each all-session ticket package provides access to all eight competitive sessions.
Tickets may be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. For group sales, contact Honda Center’s David Casper at 714-940-2859 or via email at email@example.com. Gymnastics clubs also have the opportunity to purchase discounted all-session tickets through the Gym Club Ticket Program.
The competition schedule for the four days is as follows. The dates for men’s and women’s gymnastics have been switched since the initial announcement and are still subject to change.
Thursday, August 17: Men’s gymnastics -- 1 p.m., juniors, and 7 p.m., seniors
Friday, August 18: Women’s gymnastics -- 1 p.m., juniors, and 7 p.m., seniors
Saturday, August 19: Men’s gymnastics – 1 p.m., juniors, and 7 p.m., seniors
Sunday, August 20: Women’s gymnastics – 11 a.m., juniors, and 3:30 p.m., seniors
The P&G Championships determines the men’s and women’s U.S. champions and the U.S. National Team for the junior and senior elite levels. The field will feature the country’s top gymnasts, and the championships also traditionally serves as part of the selection process for the U.S. Team for the World Championships.
In addition to several post-Olympic gymnastics tour events, Honda Center also has played host to the 2003 World Gymnastics Championships and the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Gymnastics. Visit Anaheim and Honda Center are working with USA Gymnastics to stage the championships.
2016 Olympic all-around champion Simone Biles of Houston, Texas/World Champions Centre, and Sam Mikulak of Newport Beach, Calif./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), won their fourth consecutive women's and men's U.S. all-around titles, respectively, at the 2016 P&G Championships. The roster of former U.S. all-around champions is a veritable who's who of gymnastics, including: women – Jordyn Wieber, Nastia Liukin, Shawn Johnson, Carly Patterson, Courtney Kupets, Shannon Miller, Dominique Dawes, Kim Zmeskal and Mary Lou Retton; and men – Jonathan Horton, Paul Hamm, Blaine Wilson, John Roethlisberger, Mitch Gaylord, Peter Vidmar and Bart Conner. The U.S. Gymnastics Championships traces its history back to 1897 for the men and 1931 for the women. This is the first time the event has been held in Anaheim, Calif.
Honda Center. Honda Center is the premier entertainment and sports venue in Southern California. Owned by the City of Anaheim and operated by Anaheim Arena Management, LLC, the arena opened in June of 1993. The National Hockey League’s Anaheim Ducks have called the arena home since their inaugural season in the fall of 1993. In addition to Ducks games, Honda Center hosts a variety of world class acts such as The Rolling Stones, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Professional Bull Riders and more. For more information, visit www.hondacenter.com.
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USA Gymnastics. Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include men's and women's artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics, and group gymnastics. For more information, visit www.usagym.org.