Spectators welcome at Northland Figure Skating Competition

Northland Figure Skating competition is this weekend

The Duluth Figure Skating Club is hosting this big event at the DECC.

The Northland Figure Skating competition is back at the DECC’s Amsoil Arena this Thursday for its 44th year. The event is hosted by the Duluth Figure Skating Club, which has been around for 98 years.

It’s one of the largest competitions in the country, drawing in skaters of all ages from across the U.S. and Canada.

Northland is the first competition each year to host the Excel Series- which is a path skaters can take to qualify for the Excel National Festival. Thus sets up skaters to compete on a national stage. 

The event is made possible by volunteers from the club, UMD Figure Skating, and Duluth East High Schools’ Key Club putting in over 800 hours of volunteer time.

The community is welcome to come watch the events for free.