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Host cities released for 2013 U.S. synchro season

Three events to take place in Michigan; Lake Placid to host Eastern sectionals

The Haydenettes, who claimed the U.S. senior synchro title in 2012, look to win again.
The Haydenettes, who claimed the U.S. senior synchro title in 2012, look to win again. (Ed Collier Photography)

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By U.S. Figure Skating
(04/09/2012) - U.S. Figure Skating announced Monday the sites for the 2013 synchronized skating qualifying competitions, including Plymouth, Mich., as the host of the 2013 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships, and the 2013 World Junior Team Selection Competition.

In addition to being the primary selection event for the 2013 World Synchronized Skating Championships, to be held in Boston, the U.S. Synchronized Championships crowns the U.S. champions at the juvenile, intermediate, novice, junior, senior, collegiate, adult and masters levels. The 2013 event, hosted by the Detroit Metro Council, will take place Feb. 27-March 2, 2013.

In addition, the 2013 Midwestern/Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships will be held Jan. 24-26, 2013, in Kalamazoo, Mich., and the 2013 Eastern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships will be held in Lake Placid, N.Y., Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2013.

The 2013 World Junior Team Selection Competition, held in conjunction with the Mid-America nonqualifying competition, is set for Jan. 11-13, 2013, in Fraser, Mich. Following the competition, the Synchronized Management Subcommittee will select two teams to compete at the 2013 Junior World Challenge Cup (JWCC). The U.S. Synchronized Championships are held roughly a week prior to the JWCC, which does not allow U.S. Figure Skating to use the event as a qualifier. As a result, the World Junior Team Selection Competition is held in January.