The Championships at San Jose's HP Pavilion kicked off last week week with novice- and junior-level competitions, but Thursday was the start of the top-level events. Competitors in the ladies', men's, pairs and ice dancing divisions were on the ice through Sunday.
The World-Herald was there, along with more than a dozen Omaha officials. Omaha hosts the 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, and the officials are learning the ins and outs of running the big event, selling tickets — and the city of Omaha — to skating fans.
Omaha will host the event from Jan. 20 to Jan. 27.
See more of The World-Herald's coverage of the 2012 event below.
The Omaha 2013 local organizing committee tours the setup in San Jose
Ice sweepers collect gifts