Seattle Skating Club Hosting Annual Ice Fest Skating Competition
12 May, 2015
The Seattle Skating Club is proud to host the annual Ice Fest Figure Skating Competition for skaters of all skill levels and ages at the Olympicview Training Center in Mountlake Terrace from June 3-7, 2015. This year the club is expecting 350 skaters in the competition representing around thirty clubs from nine states, with competitors who range in age from 4 to 66 years young. Skaters are traveling from many states, including: Alaska, Montana, California, Colorado, Texas, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington.
The qualifying skating levels which are the levels that move on from Regionals to Sectionals and Nationals at the end of the season, are Juvenile, Intermediate, Novice, Junior, and Senior. The competition is sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating. The club is hosting the 2016 Northwest Pacific Figure Skating Regional Championships, October 10-13, 2015, at Olympicview Ice Arena.
The Ice Fest competition is scheduled to start at on Wednesday, 6/3, and run through Sunday, 6/7. Competition schedule has not been determined. 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 brand-new 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 Celeste Jackson, Ice Fest Co-Chair.
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) was formed in 2005 as an entity of the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau. The SCSC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The Snohomish County Tourism Bureau is a non-profit economic development agency responsible for the year-round professional tourism marketing of Snohomish County, Washington. Visitors spend $880 million in Snohomish County annually, contributing more than $67 million in state and local tax revenues. Direct visitor spending benefits retailers, restaurants, attractions, transportation services, hotels and other businesses, and provides employment for over 10,100 people in Snohomish County.