US Figure Skating Championships underway in Detroit

US Figure Skating Championships underway in Detroit


skaters figure skaters ice dancers in the country are all here in Detroit including our own Kim – Julie all the best ice skaters across the country as you mentioned are here in Detroit this weekend our Kim – Giulio is live inside of LCA for us this morning good morning Kim good morning guys that’s right a super exciting weekend here at Little Caesars Arena and here to tell us all about what to expect this weekend is former Olympian five-time national champion for ice dancing this is Jared swallow thank you so much for being with us this morning an honor to meet you and I’m just 25 years ago was the last time that the u.s. national championships were here in Detroit pretty exciting for you back then right here in Detroit and maybe our first Olympic team so it was an Olympic Trials as well and Detroit put on a great show we’re ready to do it again that’s right and of course that was at Cobo and Joe Louis Arena but now we’re in the new arena which you’re very excited about we when we put this vid in a couple years ago we knew LCA was coming and as it’s all set up and ready for competition we couldn’t be more pleased it’s perfect venue for figure skating it is absolutely beautiful and we’re excited it’s here as well can we talk about the three couples to watch out for today yes so the ice dancing for the championship level starts tonight and we have some Michigan connections to those couples entered and really the couples vying for the medals would be Donohue and Hubbell choc and Bates I’m saying last names and Hawaii Baker they all have ties to Michigan they’ve trained here in Michigan before and ice dancing is you know it’s it’s super popular here in Michigan and so they’ll be those are couples to watch where tonight for the medals and the future also in the next three years the other couples coming up that will be vying for the on 15 all right well very exciting and you know as I said this is right backyard so people can still come tickets are available correct correct so tickets are on sale that’s championship weekend so all of the high level championship levels what you see at the World Championships in the Olympics are those tickets are still on sale the ladies finished tonight as well the men begin tomorrow the pair’s finish on Saturday and then we conclude on Sunday with the men’s alright and what’s the website to get excited 2019 championships calm all right well thank you so much for joining us this morning and again this is only the beginning we’re going to have live in the d broadcasting here today as well as Kimberly Devyn and Bernie out here at 7:30 p.m. broadcasting live as well it is an exciting weekend so it’s just getting started we’re going live here at Little Caesars Arena I’m Kim the Julia local for this is so exciting I can’t wait I’m going at least two nights if not three

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