For Immediate Release
December 20, 2013
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Mayor's Press Office
This January, Boston will be the site of the biggest event in U.S. figure skating, when it welcomes the 2014 Prudential U.S. Championships, hosted by The Skating Club of Boston. As the last qualifying competition prior to the selection of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team, the Championships will feature the nation's top figure skaters and offer a preview of Olympic stars who will compete on Team USA in Sochi, Russia this February.
The Skating Club of Boston is offering individuals with First Night buttons one free ticket for every ticket purchased for the Opening Ceremonies/Championship Ladies Short Program event at TD Garden (upper deck) on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 7 p.m. Several members of The Skating Club of Boston, including Olympic hopefuls and last year's U.S. pairs champions, will be appearing at the Frog Pond during the annual First Night Skating Spectacular on December 31.
Attendees should present First Night buttons at the TD Garden box office, or use the assigned code FIRSTNIGHT online at ticketmaster.com. The U.S. Championships were last held in Boston in 2001 and broke all attendance records. For more information on the 2014 Championships, visit
The City of Boston is producing this year’s First Night Boston celebration. The event generates an estimated $47 million in revenue annually. The concept that originated in Boston 38 years ago has served as a model for more than 200 similar celebrations worldwide.
First Night Boston Buttons are $10 (children under 4 admitted free) and are available at participating Boston-area CVS Stores, Bank of America branches, BosTix booths, Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau information centers and other locations throughout the city. For a complete list of advance sale locations or to buy buttons online, visit www.firstnightboston.org. In addition to the outstanding performing arts schedule, additional button benefits will be announced daily on Twitter, via @FirstNight, #ButtonBenefit. Please check www.firstnightboston.org for the latest details and additional information.