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2014 U.S. qualifying season begins this week

U.S. champions Czisny, Flatt headline regional competitors
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Two-time U.S. champion Alissa Czisny will start her Olympic run at the Eastern Great Lakes Regional Championships. -Getty Images

The 2014 U.S. Figure Skating qualifying season begins Saturday, Oct. 4, with Eastern Great Lakes, Northwest Pacific and North Atlantic regional figure skating championships. The remaining six regional championships take place throughout October.

More than 1,800 skaters in two disciplines (ladies and men's) will compete in five levels (juvenile, intermediate, novice, junior, senior) at the nine regional championships. The top four skaters in each discipline qualify for one of three sectional championships, which will be held Nov. 18-22. The pairs and ice dance disciplines begin their seasons at the sectional championships.

The top four finishers at the sectional championships earn a berth to the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which is set for Jan. 5-12 in Boston. This year, the 2014 U.S. Championships are the final qualifying event before the 2014 U.S. Olympic figure skating team is named.

Several members of the 2013-14 U.S. Figure Skating team envelope will compete at regional championships, including 2010 U.S. champion Rachael Flatt (Central Pacific) and 2009 and 2011 U.S. champion Alissa Czisny (Eastern Great Lakes), both of whom did not compete at the 2013 U.S. Championships due to injury.

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Eastern Great Lakes

Louisville, Ky.

Oct. 4-8, 2013

Louisville Skating Academy

Northwest Pacific

Tacoma, Wash.

Oct. 5-8, 2013

Lakewood Winter Club

North Atlantic

Lake Placid, N.Y.

Oct. 5-8, 2013

SC of Lake Placid

Central Pacific

Vacaville, Calif.

Oct. 12-15, 2013

Vaca Valley FSC


Grapevine, Texas

Oct. 12-15, 2013

Dallas FSC

New England

Newington, Conn.

Oct. 12-15, 2013

Conn. SA at Newington

Southwest Pacific

Anaheim, Calif.

Oct. 18-22, 2013

Glacier Falls FSC

South Atlantic

Indian Trail, N.C.

Oct. 18-22, 2013

Carolinas FSC

Upper Great Lakes

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Oct. 18-22, 2013

Eastern Iowa FSC