Figure skaters from eight different states have come to Lansing to compete in the Eastern Great Lake Regional Championship.
The last time the championship came to Lansing was in 2003, and this year there are 200 skaters competing in the competition, and another 400 skaters that participated in the non-qualifying competition earlier this week. That doesn’t include family members, coaches and officials.
“It is a great opportunity for our local skating kids to have such a prestigious event right here in their home town,” said Meghan Ziehmer, Associate Director of Greater Lansing Sports Authority. “It gives us the opportunity to roll out the red carpet and welcome them all to our community.”
The competition goes to Saturday, and includes juvenile, intermediate, novice, junior and senior levels. From each division, 4-5 will move on to the Mid-West Sectionals and then to the national championship.
The event is open to the public, and tickets are $35 for an all event pass, or $10 for a day pass. Seniors tickets are $25 for a event pass and $5 for a day-pass. Children 10 and under are free.
The competition is held at the Suburban Ice East Lansing, 2810 Hannah blvd.
The Greater Lansing Region partnered with Suburban Ice East Lansing, the Lansing Skating Club and the Greater Lansing Sports Authority to host the 2017 Eastern Great Lakes Regional Figure Skating Championships.