The 2021 Toyota US Figure Skating Championships are being relocated from San Jose, California, to Las Vegas, Nevada, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The showpiece event will now take place at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas from January 11–21.
US Figure Skating successfully staged the 2020 Guaranteed Rate Skate America in a bubble-type environment at Orleans Arena in October.
As with Skate America, no spectators will be permitted at the US Championships, which will be aired on NBC, NBCSN and streaming service Peacock Premium.
“This has been a season unlike any other, and we’re appreciative of our local organizers and the skating community in San Jose for their willingness to be flexible during these challenging times,” US Figure Skating president Anne Cammett said.
“We are also confident that the proven bubble concept we will implement at the Orleans Arena will ensure the 2021 Toyota US Figure Skating Championships are a successful event for all competitors, coaches and officials.”
Meanwhile, San Jose’s SAP Center has been chosen as the site of the 2023 championships.
“SAP Center at San Jose was prepared to safely and successfully host the US Figure Skating Championships in January 2021,” added Jonathan Becher, president of Sharks Sports & Entertainment and SAP Center at San Jose.
“While we are disappointed to wait, we are excited to host the championship in 2023 and showcase the city of San Jose and SAP Center to a national audience.”
Fans who had previously purchased tickets to the event in San Jose will be issued a refund.