2019 Ice Fest Figure Skating Competition Features Largest Competition Field

31 May, 2019

The annual Ice Fest Figure Skating Competition has a record 506 figure skaters competing over four days at Olympicview Training Center in Mountlake Terrace, May 31st – June 2nd. Around thirty figure skating clubs from ten states, with competitors who range in age from 4 to 66 years young will be competing at various skills level.  Skaters are traveling from many states, including Florida, Hawaii, New York, Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California, Arizona, and Washington.

The juvenile, intermediate, novice, junior and championship-level skaters will compete later this season as part of the U.S. Qualifying Season. The competition is sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating.

The Ice Fest competition is scheduled to start at on Thursday, May 30th, and run through Sunday, June 2nd.  Competition schedule begins Thursday at 8:30 am with the Pre-Preliminary Free Skate level. Ice Fest Skating Competition is open to the general public.

“This is an exciting and fun competition for skaters, spectators, officials, and volunteers, where we can all cheer for the beginning skaters who have never competed before as well as the seasoned veterans who are landing double and triple jumps with grace.  As is true every year, this event is free to spectators”, states Sanju Chettiar, Ice Fest Co-Chair. 

“Seattle Skating Club hosts a memorable figure skating competition each year with Ice Fest Skating Competition,” states Tammy Dunn, sports development director of the Snohomish County Sports Commission. “Per the Co-Chairs, Sanju and Erin, this is the largest Ice Fest Skating Competition the club has ever held with 506 figure skaters plus 120 skating coaches.”

About Seattle Skating Club: SSC is also a 501.c.3 non-profit organization recognized in the state of Washington.  Our members are governed by an elected Board that meet to plan the activities of the club.  The Seattle Skating Club shares ownership in the Washington Ice Skating Association, with Seattle Junior Hockey.  This group maintains and manages both the Lynnwood Ice Center and the Olympicview Arena.  The Seattle Skating Club is a member club of U.S. Figure Skating, the only recognized national governing body of figure skating in the United States.

About Snohomish County Sports Commission: The Snohomish County Sports Commission (SCSC) is the sports division of the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau.  The SCSC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization.  The Snohomish County Sports Commission works to enhance Snohomish County's economy, image as a premier sports destination, and way of life for its residents by attracting diverse regional, national and international athletic events, assisting existing athletic events, supporting development of new athletic events and facilities, and marketing recreational and leisure activities to athletic event organizers and participants.  For more information, visit www.snocosports.org.


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