SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Washington –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 qualifying skating levels which are the levels that move on from Regionals to Sectionals and Nationals at the end of the season, are Basic, Juvenile, Intermediate, Novice, Junior, and Senior. 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.”