2023 Northland Competition

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SAVE THE DATE for the 43rd Annual Northland Figure Skating Competition

January 19-22, 2023 Hosted by - The Duluth Figure Skating Club

How to Register for the 2022 Northland Competition

Register for the Northland Competition by following these instructions.


Entries will be accepted via EMS with credit card only. Each transaction includes a 3% credit card fee. Registration Deadline: 01/07/2022 at 11:59 ET If late registrations are allowed, a $25 fee will be accessed. 1. Go to https://m.usfigureskating.org 2. Enter your U.S. Figure Skating or if Compete USA events are offered, your Learn to Skate USA member number and password. a. If you need assistance with your member number and password, contact Member Services at memberservices@usfigureskating.org 3. Click EMS then “Competition Registration” 4. Choose “NORTHLAND COMPETITION” from the list of non-qualifying competitions. a. If you need assistance completing your registration, contact productsupport@usfigureskating.org. Download the Full Announcement

About the Northland Figure Skating Competition

Read the full 2022 Northland AnnouncementThe Duluth Figure Skating Club (#800) is celebrating its 42nd Annual Northland Figure Skating Competition February 3 - February 6, 2022. Over the years, the competition has been very successful for the club and we are proud of the tradition that we’ve established! Held in conjunction with the Northland competition, the Northland Basic Skills Competition was initiated by the club 14 years ago and is very popular for beginning competitors. The four-day event is held at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center, a multidimensional entertainment and convention facility which houses two skating sheets of ice.

Northland is one of the largest non-qualifying competitions in the area, consistently bringing in approximately 500 competitors from across Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota, Michigan, as well as Canada. Typically, we have between 45-50 USFS clubs represented at Northland. We offer a competition appealing to a variety of different level skaters. Of the 1,110 starts in Northland 2018, approximately half (58%) were Pre-Preliminary, Preliminary, Pre-Juvenile or Juvenile levels. Introductory level skaters comprised 15% of total starts, while our Basic Skills competition comprised 8%. Higher level skaters (Intermediate and up), comprised 19% of total starts. The Northland Figure Skating Competition offers the IJS Mini System for IJS Events.

The club is very fortunate that the competition is popular and has continued to grow, or remain steady, during times that many competitions are struggling to maintain numbers. This is, in part, due to the excellent facility and tremendous volunteer support staff of club members/families that allow us to provide a high-quality competition, one that keeps our competitors and coaches returning each year.

Northland Test Session

TEST SESSION: A USFS test session will precede the competition on Thursday, February 3, 2022. Registration is available online. Deadline is January 7, 2022.

Free Admission for Spectators at Northland Competition

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

What you need to know

Face Covering Required Indoors. The City of Duluth has a mask mandate in place. Masks are required when you enter buildings, while in the buildings, and when you leave the buildings. Masks will not be required while you are participating on the ice. But are recommended.

According to the mandate masks must:

  • Cover the mouth and nose;
  • Fit snugly against the sides of the face; and
  • Be secured on the face.

Read the entire mask mandate.

Parking at the DECC

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

Hotels nearby

Radisson-Harborview Inn on Lake Superior
505 W Superior St
Duluth MN 55802
tel: 1-800-333-3333
tel: 218-727-8981
Online promo code NIFS22
350 Canal Park Drive
Duluth MN 55802
tel: 218-726-1111
Pier B Resort The 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
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
Lake Avenue Restaurant – Seasonal*
Northern Waters Smokehaus Sandwiches/smoked fish*
Canal Park Brewing Company Pub burgers
Pick Wick Supper club
Va Bene Italian restaurant
Boat Club Restaurant Fish/seasonal dishes
Fitger’s Brewhouse Pub burgers
New Scenic Café (Worth the drive/reservations)
Closeby – Weather permitting within walking distance
Red Lobster
Old Chicago Pizza
Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que
Pizza Luce
Greenmill Pizza
Grandma’s Saloon & Grill
Bellisio’s Italian restaurant
Little Angie’s Cantina and Grill
Taste of Saigon*
* In DeWitt-Seitz Marketplace

Print a Map of Duluth

A map of Downtown Duluth. Bright colored arrows indicate where the Northland Competition is held.
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