2025 Northland Competition

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Northland 2024 Results

Northland 2025 January 16th – 19th, 2025

The Northland Figure Skating Competition with the Excel Series US Figure Skating logo side by side.
USFS has approved the Northland Competition to be an Excel Series host.

45th Annual Northland Figure Skating Competition

Download the 44th Annual Northland Figure Skating Competition & Compete USA Competition

How to Register for the Northland Competition

Register for the Northland Competition by following these instructions.

  1. Log into your US Figure Skating account.
  2. Click this link to Register for the Northland Competition.
  3. Registration deadline: 12/10/2023 11:59 PM ET

TEST SESSION: A USFS test session will precede the competition on Thursday, January 16, 2025. Registration is available online. The deadline is January 10, 2023.

Free Admission for Spectators at Northland Competition

Admission to the event is free and we encourage community members to attend and see, firsthand, the amazing talents of our competitors. Please see the updated Covid information before heading to the rink.

What you need to know

Location and Parking at the DECC

The competition is held at the Duluth Education and Convention Center (DECC) and AMSOIL Arena.

Registration is required before stepping on any rink regardless if it is for practice ice or to compete this includes practice ice at Mars Lakeview Arena (Mars). You will need to go to registration before driving to Mars.

Practice Ice

Practice ice is available at Mars and the DECC ice. Please be sure to look at the rink you booked.

Mars Arena is located at 1201 Rice Lake Rd, Duluth, MN 55811, and is a 10-minute drive straight up the big hill. From the DECC take a right on Railroad St heading east to Lake Avenue, turn left up the hill to 7th Street, left on 7th St immediately to the right turn/merge lane onto Mesaba Avenue, go through the stop light on Central Entrance and 1/4 mile up on the left is Mars Lakeview Arena.


Please note parking at the DECC is $10 a day. Please keep your parking ticket on your vehicle’s dash for easy re-entry each day.

Rides and Taxi

Duluth has Lyft and Uber drivers and taxi companies.

Allied Taxi of Duluth (218) 722-3311

Duluth International Airport

The Duluth International Airport (DLH) has daily flights to Chicago (ORD) and Minneapolis-St Paul (MSP). The MSP to DLH flight is under an hour long, making connecting to this competition a breeze. There are also multiple shuttles from MSP to The DECC (Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center) where the competition is held.

Hotels nearby

Radisson-HarborviewInn on Lake Superior
505 W Superior St
Duluth MN 55802
tel: 1-800-333-3333
tel: 218-727-8981
Online promo code DFSC23
Connected by Skywalk (20-minute walk)
350 Canal Park Drive
Duluth MN 55802
tel: 218-726-1111
Pier B ResortThe Suites Hotel at Waterfront Plaza
800 West Railroad St
Duluth MN 55802
tel: 218-481-8888
325 S Lake Ave
Duluth MN 55802
tel: 218-727-4663
Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown, an IHG HotelEdgewater Hotel and Waterpark
200 W 1st St
Duluth, MN 55802
tel: (218) 722-1202
Connected by Skywalk (15-minute walk)
2400 London Rd
Duluth, MN 55812
tel: (218) 728-3601
Hotels near the Northland Competition

Where the locals eat

We often asked for our favorite restaurants unique to Duluth or the place closest nearby.

Niche Local Eats – These are only a few local gems
Zeitgeist Restaurant – Seasonal – 7 blocks
Lake Avenue Restaurant – Seasonal* – 4 blocks
Northern Waters Smokehaus -Sandwiches, smoked fish* – 4 blocks
Clyde Ironworks – Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches, Local Brews – 4 mins
Jamrock Cultural Restaurant – Jamaican – 9 blocks
Canal Park Brewing Company Pub burgers – 3 blocks
Pick Wick Supper club -12 blocks
Va Bene Italian restaurant – 14 blocks
Boat Club Restaurant Fish/seasonal dishes – 12 blocks
Fitger’s Brewhouse Pub burgers – 12 blocks
New Scenic Café (Worth the drive/reservations) 25 mins
Close by – Weather permitting within walking distance
Vitta Pizza – 4 blocks next to Caribou Coffee
Red Lobster – 2 blocks
Old Chicago Pizza – 2 blocks
Pizza Luce – 5 blocks
Greenmill Pizza – 3 blocks
Grandma’s Saloon & Grill – 5 blocks
Bellisio’s Italian restaurant – 5 blocks
Little Angie’s Cantina and Grill – 5 blocks
Taste of Saigon* – 5 Blocks
* In DeWitt-Seitz Marketplace

Print a Map of Duluth

A map of Downtown Duluth. Arrows indicate where the Northland Competition is held.

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