Las Vegas, NV
by Klaus-Reinhold Kany
The 2019 Grand Prix of Figure Skating led off, as it usually does, with Skate America, held this year at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas Nevada. This 7700 seat arena, across the parking lot from the adjacent Orleans casino offered a convenient setup for participants and fans alike. This is the first major skating competition held in Las Vegas, a market U.S. Figure Skating hopes to develop further in the future.