SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS TO DRAW FANS, ECONOMIC BENEFITS

More than 135 of the best synchronized skating teams in the Eastern Region will compete in Lee County. The U.S. Figure Skating 2018 Eastern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships will take place Jan. 17-20 at Germain Arena in Estero. 

This is Lee County’s first time hosting the championship event, which is expected to draw more than 2,000 skaters to Southwest Florida, including a local team from the Florida Everblades Figure Skating Club.

The event is anticipated to bring 8,000 competitors and spectators to Southwest Florida, generating an estimated 7,000 hotel room nights and $4 million in direct visitor spending.

Daily and full-week admission is available online through Ticketmaster at  www.germainarena.com.