After careful consideration and discussion with the local organizing committee, we are disappointed to announce that it wouldn’t be prudent for us to move forward with the postponed 2020 Synchronized Skating Championships and the Beantown Showdown in April 2021 in the Boston area.
Given the unique structure of this event and more specifically this discipline of skating, we feel that the teams deserve an environment and schedule that will allow them to not only be safe but to be fully prepared for competition.
Therefore, we have rescheduled the event for April 1-3, 2022, and it will be hosted at the Valley Edge Sports Arena in Concord, Mass., as previously scheduled.
We look forward to seeing all of our synchro skaters in 2022!
Participants will surely enjoy the Colonial-era charm of Concord. Top places to explore include:
- Minuteman National Historic Park/Visitors Center— Featuring numerous American Revolutionary War sites, including Old North Bridge, first American victory in the Revolutionary War.
- Monument Square — The center of Concord, it’s named for its Civil War monument built in 1886.
- Concord Museum— Founded in 1886, the museum is one of the oldest museums in the country. It houses treasured American artifacts, including the famed lantern from the night of Paul Revere’s ride in 1775, the desk on which Henry David Thoreau wrote “Walden” and Native American tools from 10,000 years ago.
- Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard —The home where Louisa May Alcott wrote and set the classic “Little Women” in 1868. Eighty percent of the furnishings on display were owned by the Alcotts.
Plus, Concord is located just 20 miles west of Boston, allowing for convenient access to the city’s popular attractions, including Beacon Hill, Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Newbury Street, Skywalk Observatory, The Paul Revere House,
Photos courtesy of Concord Museum, Orchard House, Town of Concord and the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau