The Wichita Ice Center will host the annual Mid-Continent Classic competition on Aug. 12-14. The U.S. Figure Skating Association sanctioned competition is presented by the Wichita Figure Skating Club.
At the Mid-Continent Classic tournament, skates from all over the Midwest will compete in areas of jumps, spins, compulsory moves, artistic skating, free skating, synchronized team skating, couples dance, and national solo dance series. All events will be held in the Wichita Ice Center’s Olympic rink.
The staff at the Wichita Ice Center have spent countless hours planning and preparing the event, and their efforts are about to pay off.
“The most rewarding aspect of this competition for me as a coach and program director, is seeing the skaters’ faces light up as they have the opportunity to share the skills they have learned and what they have accomplished with their friends, family and other fans of the sport!” said Skating Director Jonathan Hayward.
Practice time for competitors will begin Friday evening, and the competition begins Saturday. Beginning at 9:15 a.m., Saturday’s competition will feature 50 competitive events concluding at approximately 6:16 p.m. On Sunday, competition runs from 8:45 a.m. until close to 2:51 p.m., featuring another 35 competitive events. A schedule of events outlining specific programs and divisions can be found here.
“It truly is a once a year opportunity for people to see in person some high level figure skating at its best!” Hayward added.
The Mid-Continent Classic competition is free for the public to attend, and seating is available in the stands in the Olympic rink.