Boston chosen as site for 2016 skating worlds

Updated: June 10, 2013, 3:33 PM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Boston has been chosen to host the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships, the first time in seven years the event will be in the United States.

Worlds are tentatively scheduled for March 28 to April 3 at the TD Garden, according to releases Monday from the International Skating Union and U.S. Figure Skating.

This will be the 13th time the United States has hosted the world championships, but the first time in Boston. The city is hardly a stranger to big figure skating events, however. It will host the U.S. championships for the seventh time in January and staged the World Synchronized Skating Championships in April.

The last time the world championships were in the U.S., Evan Lysacek won the men's title in his hometown of Los Angeles. He went on to win Olympic gold the next year at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.


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