2019 Northland Competition & Excel Series Information

January 31st – February 3rd 2019
Hosted by – The Duluth Figure Skating Club
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39th Annual Northland Figure Skating Competition

The DFSC is excited to announce we are hosting an Excel Series event in conjunction with Northland 2019. 

About the Northland Figure Skating Competition

The Duluth Figure Skating Club (#800) is celebrating its 39th Annual Northland Figure Skating Competition January 31 – February 3, 2019. 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 11 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 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.

Spectator Admission to the 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.