2023 Northland Competition

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Northland 2023 Results
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.

43rd Annual Northland Figure Skating Competition

Download the 43rd Annual Northland Figure Skating Competition & Compete USA Competition an Official host of the 2023 Excel Series Events Announcement

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: 12/11/2022 11:59 PM ET

TEST SESSION: A USFS test session will precede the competition on Thursday, January 19, 2023. Registration is available online. The deadline is January 7, 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 book.

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.

Parking

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-Harborview Inn 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 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
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
Lake Avenue Restaurant – Seasonal*
Northern Waters Smokehaus -Sandwiches, smoked fish*
Jamrock Cultural Restaurant – Jamaican NEW
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)
Close by – Weather permitting within walking distance
Red Lobster
Old Chicago Pizza
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. Arrows indicate where the Northland Competition is held.

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