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Greensboro, North Carolina Wins National Championships

Greensboro, North Carolina will host the 2011 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships. Looks like the city's press offensive won out!

Here is a quote from a digtriad.com article:

Paul Wylie, the 1992 Olympic silver medalist and five-time U.S. medalist who resides in Charlotte and coaches at the Carolinas Figure Skating Club, sees North Carolina's selection as a defining moment for the state.

"The state of North Carolina has never hosted the U.S. Figure Skating Championships," Wylie said. "We have been growing in terms of new ice facilities and having more participants in the sport. With figure skating's premier event coming to the state in less than two years, I expect the growth in figure skating in North Carolina to be tremendous."