2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships start in Spokane today - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships start in Spokane today

SPOKANE, Wash.-  After months of preparation, it's finally time: The 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships get underway at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. 

Over the next ten days more than 270 skaters compete for 12 championships. Some of them will leave the Lilac city with a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. 

Here's a rundown of today's schedule:

  • Starting at 8:50 Friday morning, it's the Junior Men's competition. 
  • At 1:30 Friday afternoon, the Championship Pairs Short Programs start. 
  • The Opening Ceremony takes place at 6:45 Friday night. 
  • At 7:30 Friday night the Championship Men take to the ice for their short program. 

In the U.S. skating community, the event is often referred to informally as "nationals". Skaters compete in three levels: senior, junior, and novice. 

Medals are awarded in four disciplines: ladies singles, men's singles, pairs, and ice dance. Medals are given out in four colors: gold (first), silver (second), bronze (third), and pewter (fourth). 

In addition to determining the United States champions, the event is used to determine the U.S. teams for the World Figure Skating Championships, World Junior Figure Skating Championships, the Four Continents Championships, and of course The Winter Olympics, in Vancouver this year.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Violent Spokane drug trafficker gets 30 years in prison

    Violent Spokane drug trafficker gets 30 years in prison

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-05-24 04:00:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 32-year-old Spokane man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday, after he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges, firearms offenses and threatening witnesses. The United States Attorney's Office reported Tuesday that Aren Lee Perryman, aka Filthy, pleaded guilty to Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Heroin; Possessing and Using Firearms in Connection with Drug Trafficking; and Intimidating and Threatening witnesses.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A 32-year-old Spokane man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday, after he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges, firearms offenses and threatening witnesses. The United States Attorney's Office reported Tuesday that Aren Lee Perryman, aka Filthy, pleaded guilty to Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Heroin; Possessing and Using Firearms in Connection with Drug Trafficking; and Intimidating and Threatening witnesses.

    >>
  • Woman lost in Montana wilderness tells miraculous story of survival

    Woman lost in Montana wilderness tells miraculous story of survival

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:56 PM EDT2017-05-24 00:56:55 GMT

    By David Winter ABC Fox Montana/KTMF A Chicago woman visiting family in Montana captivated the nation for nearly a week as she was lost in the woods. Then miraculously, found alive and well with her dog, Mogie. Now Madeline Connelly, her family and members of the search crew are sharing their stories from Maddie's seven days alone in the woods.

    >>

    By David Winter ABC Fox Montana/KTMF A Chicago woman visiting family in Montana captivated the nation for nearly a week as she was lost in the woods. Then miraculously, found alive and well with her dog, Mogie. Now Madeline Connelly, her family and members of the search crew are sharing their stories from Maddie's seven days alone in the woods.

    >>
  • Man drowns in Moyie River running from Border Patrol agents

    Man drowns in Moyie River running from Border Patrol agents

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-05-24 03:36:48 GMT

    BOUNDARY COUNTY, Idaho - The Boundary County Sheriff's Office reports that deputies and emergency crews responded to Eastport to assist the United States Border Patrol on Monday. A man had reportedly gone into the Moyie River. He was unresponsive when he was pulled from the water by Border Patrol Agents.

    >>

    BOUNDARY COUNTY, Idaho - The Boundary County Sheriff's Office reports that deputies and emergency crews responded to Eastport to assist the United States Border Patrol on Monday. A man had reportedly gone into the Moyie River. He was unresponsive when he was pulled from the water by Border Patrol Agents.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/