General Interest

Competition Venues

The 2006 US Synchronized Team Skating Championships utilizes 2 beautiful ice arenas located in the city of Grand Rapids. Information on these rinks is shown below; the locations of these rinks is indicated on the Hotel Info page on this website.

Van Andel Arena - Competition Venue

Competition Events and Official Practice Ice are held at the Van Andel Arena in downtown Grand Rapids.

Patterson Ice Center - Unofficial Practice Ice

Unofficial Practice ice will be held at the Patterson Ice Center on the Southeast side of Grand Rapids, approximately 11 driving miles from Van Andel Arena (note, this rink was formerly called the Standard Federal Ice Center).

Photo - Van Andel Arena

photo of Van Andel Arena