2021 Northland Competition is Cancelled
Attention: Northland Competitors, Coaches, and Parents,
We would like to inform you that the 41st Annual Northland Figure Skating Competition has been cancelled for this upcoming year due to the increased cases of COVID, the State of Minnesota’s rink shut down, and the uncertainty of the circumstances surrounding the pandemic. It is with heavy hearts that we have made this decision but feel this is the safest option for all of our participants.
USFS will be issuing refunds for all registered skaters.
We look forward to seeing you on the ice! Please save the date for next year January 27-30, 2022!
Stay safe & healthy,
Northland Competition Chairs
SAVE THE DATE for 2022
January 27th – January 30th, 2022
Hosted by – The Duluth Figure Skating Club
Stay Tuned for registration and other information.
42nd Annual Northland Figure Skating Competition and Excel Series Event.
How to Register for the 2022 Northland Competition
- Go to https://www.usfsaonline.org/ to log into your USFS account and return to this page for the link below.
- Click this direct link to the Northland Competition’s registration.
About the Northland Figure Skating Competition
The Duluth Figure Skating Club (#800) is celebrating its 41st Annual Northland Figure Skating Competition January 28th – January 31st, 2021. 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 12 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, January 28, 2021. Registration is available online. Deadline is January 7, 2021.
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.