It has been said by some that Colorado Springs is the "capitol of figure skating" and that statement does seem true as skaters training in Colorado Springs head to "nationals" each year.
World figure skating Patrick Chan, who lives and trains in Colorado Springs, will be defending his title in the upcoming week at the 2013 Canadian National Figure Skating Championships. In addition, long-time Colorado Springs resident, Alexe Gilles will be competing in the Canadian senior ladies event.
Many Colorado Springs figure skaters qualified for the 2013 US National Figure Skating Championships.
Listed below are just some of the skaters who skate or train at the Colorado Springs World Arena and other arenas in Colorado Springs who will be competing in the upcoming 2013 US National Figure Skating Championships which will take place in Omaha, Nebraska beginning on January 20, 2013.
- Mikhail Gumba - Juvenile boys
- Anastasia Kortjohn - Intermediate ladies
- Jun‐Hong Chen - Intermediate men
- Madison Fox and Val Katsman - Intermediate dance
- Luke West - Novice men
- Ashlyn Gaughan and Cody Lithco - Novice dance
- Tory Patsis and Joseph Johnson - Novice dance
- Lauren Leonesio and Quinn Chambers - Novice dance
- Mariah Bell - Junior ladies
- Lukas Kaugars - Junior men
- Madeline Aaron and Max Settlage - Junior pairs
- Britney Simpson and Matthew Blackmer - Junior pairs
- Morgan Bell - Senior ladies
- Angela Wang - Senior ladies
- Agnes Zawadzki - Senior ladies
- Max Aaron - Senior men
- Alexander Johnson - Senior men
- Brandon Mroz - Senior men
- Joshua Farris - Senior men
- Armin Mahbanoozadeh - Senior men
- Alexa Scimeca and Christopher Knierim - Senior pairs