Kansas City has won the bid for the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, with the event’s director citing the region’s facilities and the work of Visit KC.
The championships will be one of the largest national sports events in the city’s history, annually attracting 1,700 athletes, coaches, officials and the media. The economic impact of the event is estimated at $18 million.
Championship events will be held at the Sprint Center and Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, home of the Missouri Mavericks minor-league hockey team.
Kansas City last hosted the event in 1985 at Kemper Arena.