Oct 12, 2022

U.S. Figure Skating to Host ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2025 in Boston

U.S. Figure Skating to Host ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2025 in Boston
The Skating Club of Boston heads local organizing committee for its second World Championships

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – The International Skating Union (ISU) today awarded the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2025 to Boston, Massachusetts with the event to be hosted by U.S. Figure Skating at TD Garden, March 24-30. The announcement marks the second time that TD Garden has been selected to host the ISU World Figure Skating Championships, and the 14th time that U.S. Figure Skating will organize the Championships (1930, 1957, 1959, 1965, 1969, 1975, 1981, 1987, 1992, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2016, 2025).

Boston most recently hosted the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2016 at TD Garden, where athletes from across the globe performed in front of sold-out crowds with over 108,000 total fans in attendance. Next weekend, the Greater Boston area will host Skate America – the opener for the 2022-23 ISU Grand Prix season – at The Skating Club of Boston in Norwood, Massachusetts, Oct. 21-23.

“We had one of the most successful World Championships back in 2016 in Boston, so we’re even more optimistic for the growth and success we can bring to the event in 2025,” said Doug Zeghibe, Executive Director for The Skating Club of Boston and the local organizing committee for the 2025 Championships. “Boston is a figure skating town with sophisticated and passionate fans who not only love to follow the sport but truly appreciate the work these skaters put in year after year. We are thrilled to support U.S. Figure Skating as the local host for the event, and to help welcome the world back to Boston."

“It is so exciting to have the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2025 return to the United States, and we are thrilled to host these amazing athletes and competition here in Boston at TD Garden,” said Amy Latimer, President of TD Garden. “We last hosted this sold-out championship in 2016 and are proud to continue to be a desired destination for national and international events. The Hub on Causeway is now complete and perfectly poised to host this international event for the second time in less than 10 years. We are proud to work with the Commonwealth, the City of Boston and The Skating Club of Boston to bring this great event to town and provide an economic boost for the region.”

The ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2025 will serve as a key pre-2026 Olympic Winter Games event as the number of entries countries will receive in each discipline at the Games will be determined in Boston. Hailed as figure skating's most prestigious annual event, the World Figure Skating Championships first began in 1896 and has continued annually to bring together the best figure skaters from across the globe to compete for the title of World Champion.

For more information on the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2025, visit isuworlds2025.com

-U.S. Figure Skating-

U.S. Figure Skating is the national governing body for the sport of figure skating in the United States as recognized by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the International Skating Union. U.S. Figure Skating is comprised of more than 770 member clubs, collegiate clubs, school-affiliated clubs and more than 1,000 registered Learn to Skate USA programs representing 222,890 members. U.S. Figure Skating is charged with the development of the sport on all levels within the United States including athletes, officials, sanctioning of events and exhibitions, and establishing the rules and guidelines by which the sport is governed

-The Skating Club of Boston-

The Skating Club of Boston, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, is the third-oldest skating club in the country and a founding member of U.S. Figure Skating. The mission of The Skating Club of Boston is to be the leader in advancing participation, education and excellence in all disciplines of skating for people of all ages, abilities and means. In addition to managing numerous training programs, the Club produces many local, national and international competitions at its new home facility in Norwood, MA and other venues, including TD Garden. The Club also manages the Boston Common Frog Pond in a year-round partnership with the Boston Parks Department. Its Skating Academy, New England’s premiere skating school, is currently one of the largest programs in the country, and offers skating instruction for children and adults of all ages, with 10 campuses in the Boston and Metro Boston region. The Club is home to synchronized skating teams from both Team Excel and Hayden Synchronized Skating, and is also home to Theater On Ice of Boston. More information about the Club and its programs can be found at scboston.org.

-TD Garden-

TD Garden, New England’s premier sports and entertainment arena, opened its doors to the public on September 30, 1995. Owned and operated by Delaware North, the venue has generated more than $365 million in direct economic impact to the Greater Boston region from its major national events alone, not including its high-profile Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics tenants. The arena has played host to countless marquee events, including the Democratic National Convention, NHL All-Star Game, NCAA Frozen Fours, NCAA Women’s Final Four, U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Trials, U.S. Figure Skating Championships and ISU World Figure Skating Championships among others. www.TDGarden.com