US Figure Skating awards nationals to San Jose, Nashville

SAN JOSE, CA - JANUARY 07: Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim skate in the Smucker's Skating Spectacular during the 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the SAP Center on January 7, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The final qualifying event for the U.S. figure skating team headed to the 2022 Beijing Olympics will take place in Nashville, Tennessee, after the city was awarded that year’s national championships.

U.S. Figure Skating announced Wednesday its signature event will take place at Bridgestone Arena on Jan. 3-9, 2022. It’s the first time Nashville will host the U.S. championships since 1997.

The organization also announced the 2021 championships will take place in San Jose, California.

This season’s national championship will take place Jan. 20-26 at Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina. Greensboro has become a regular home for the event, hosting it in 2011 and 2015.

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