2012 U.S. Adult Championships set for Bensenville

Defending champions return to battle challengers April 10-14 in Illinois

The 2012 Adult Championships feature 485 skaters in more than 174 events.
The 2012 Adult Championships feature 485 skaters in more than 174 events. (U.S. Figure Skating)


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By U.S. Figure Skating
(04/10/2012) - The 2012 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships, hosted by the Skating Council of Illinois, will take place April 10-14 at The Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, Ill. The U.S. Adult Championships, which have been held annually for 18 years, feature 485 skaters competing in more than 174 events on two sheets of ice. Competition begins Wednesday morning and concludes Saturday evening.

Competitors at the U.S. Adult Championships are divided into five age groups (21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61+) and two tracks (masters and adults). Events are held in singles, pairs, ice dancing and interpretive. Skaters qualify for the championship and championship gold events by placing in the top four at one of three sectional championships, which were held in February.

This year's championship events feature U.S. masters (junior-senior) ladies champion Jaclyn Yacomes (Body Zone FSC) and men's champion Grant Chien-Hao Huang (Kansas City FSC). Also defending their titles are U.S. masters (intermediate-novice) ladies champion Keri Razenburger (Peaks FSC) and men's champion Michael Rubke (Los Angeles FSC).

Starting at $8 per day, tickets are available at the Edge Ice Arena. Children aged five and under are free, while tickets for children aged 6-12 begin at $5. will provide on-demand video coverage of the event for Season Pass subscribers. The site will also feature live results, recaps and photos for all users. To purchase the Season Pass, subscribe here.