National Showcase 2013 set for Hyannis, Mass.
Bourne Skating Club to host artistic figure skating event Aug. 1-4
|Competitors will vie for titles in several artistic and dramatic disciplines. (U.S. Figure Skating)|
Participants include singles skaters, duets, small ensembles of three to seven skaters and large production numbers of eight to 30. Practice sessions will be held Wednesday, July 31, and competition will begin Thursday at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center.
Competitors qualify for the event by placing in the top four at any showcase/artistic/theatrical/interpretive event at sanctioned, nonqualifying competitions in the United States held from the close of entries at National Showcase 2012 to the close of entries for this event. Skaters also earn a spot to compete by placing in the top four at the National Showcase event the previous year.
Events exceeding 15 entrants will include a final round to determine a champion in that category. The highest placed skaters from each initial group will go on to participate in the final round of competition. Singles and duets participating in the light or dramatic entertainment categories will perform under spotlights. All other events are performed under full house lighting, and all competitors are allowed to use props in their performance.
National Showcase fuses artistic creativity with figure skating, providing a unique combination of artistry and athleticism. The competition is considered a festival of inspiration, and all skaters who qualify are strongly encouraged to participate.