Know Before You Go: 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships

Welcome Fans!

Please see below for some important information for you to be aware of as you finalize your preparations for attending the 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships®! For a complete list of important policies and frequently asked questions, please visit the event website here.

TD Garden will be open 30 minutes before each practice session and 60 minutes before each event, unless otherwise noted. Doors for the Exhibition of Champions will open 90 minutes before the event at 12:30 PM.

TD Garden will be cleared of all spectators, including all-event ticket holders, between each event. Fans may stay in the arena following the short dance competition only.

The organizing committee has established the following revised banner policy in the interest of returning fan banner at the conclusion of the event. Fans bringing banners to the event will be instructed upon arrival at TD Garden to deliver them to the Organizing Committee information table on the main concourse, across from Section 20-21. Once delivered, a volunteer will put a label on the back of your banner with your name so as to identify it for return.

Beginning on Sunday, April 3 when TD Garden opens at noon, fans may pick up their banners at the same information table they visited upon arrival.

Due to space restrictions, banners may only be hung in specified areas of TD Garden where only banners of the following sizes will fit. Banners are to be horizontal, 24 inches by 36 inches or 60cm by 90cm. Banners that are not of this size cannot be hung. Importantly, under no circumstances may fans hang their own banners. Please also understand that any banners hung in unauthorized areas of the arena will be taken down and removed.

Schedule of events at TD Garden (times listed are ET)

Day Date Event Event Start Doors Open
Mon. 3/28/16 Practice 7:30 AM 7:00 AM
Tue. 3/29/16 Practice 7:00 AM 6:30 AM
Wed. 3/30/16 Practice 7:00 AM 6:30 AM
Wed. 3/30/16 Short Dance Comp. 10:45 AM 9:45 AM
Wed. 3/30/16 Opening Ceremony 5:00 PM 4:00 PM
Wed. 3/30/16 Men Short Program 6:15 PM 4:00 PM
Thu. 3/31/16 Practice 7:00 AM 6:30 AM
Thu. 3/31/16 Ladies Short Program 12:10 PM 11:10 AM
Thu. 3/31/16 Free Dance Comp. 7:30 PM 6:30 PM
Fri. 4/1/16 Practice 6:30 AM 6:00 AM
Fri. 4/1/16 Pairs Short Program 1:15 PM 12:15 PM
Fri. 4/1/16 Men’s Free Skate 6:45 PM 5:45 PM
Sat. 4/2/16 Practice 7:00 AM 6:30 AM
Sat. 4/2/16 Pairs Free Skate 12:54 PM 11:55 AM
Sat. 4/2/16 Ladies Free Skate 7:00 PM 5:45 PM
Sun. 4/3/16 Exhibition of Champions 2:00 PM 12:30 PM

*All dates and times are subject to change.

NBC Sports live streaming coverage
NBC Sports will have live coverage this week of the 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships from Boston. Fans can see it all in spectacular high definition via NBC Sports Live Extra online at, or through the Live Extra app on mobile, tablet and through the Apple TV or Roku connected TV devices.

All-event ticket holders/Fans attending practice sessions

A select group of TD Garden concession stands will be open during practice sessions, beginning with lunch service at 11:00 AM. TD Garden has made special arrangements for additional menu items to be available during these times, including soups, salads and sandwiches.

All-event ticket holders with a practice pass may enter the TD Garden lobby from Legends Way and head to the main turnstiles on level two. You will be directed in the appropriate direction from there. This will be the only available entrance during practice sessions. Please remember that the Sunday morning practice sessions are not part of the competition and will be closed to the public. An all-event tickets practice pass will not be valid for admission.