The TD Garden is the primary arena for the 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships and will host all competitions and some practice sessions. Originally opened in 1995, and renovated in 2006, 2009 and 2014, TD Garden is luxurious, comfortable and state-of-the art, with a giant HD screen and in-arena wifi. Home to some of the best championship sports teams in the United States, The Boston Bruins and Celtics, “The Garden” is accustomed to hosting world-class sporting events.
When each of the 17,000 seats aren’t filled with screaming sports fans, the TD Garden turns into a rocking concert hall that has featured artists as varied as the Rolling Stones, Katy Perry and U2. The Garden is no stranger to figure skating, either. It has hosted numerous ice shows and competitions, including the 2001 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, and more recently, the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships where Team USA was chosen for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Since opening, over 30 million people have been to events at the TD Garden. In 2009, The Garden was nominated by Sports Business Journal for sports facility of the year. Other notable events that have been hosted by the TD Garden include the 2004 Democratic National Convention and many Disney On Ice productions. The TD Garden is located at 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114, putting it right in the center of Boston’s stylish West End. With short walks to restaurants, shopping and entertainment in both the West and North Ends of Boston, spectators are always sure to have a memorable experience.
Managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the DCR Steriti Rink is a short walk from TD Garden, and will be the official practice venue for the 2016 world championships. Due to lack of seating though, entrance to the arena will be limited to credentialed participants only. With that in mind, a visit to the park next to the rink would be worth it simply for the breathtaking views of Boston Harbor and the city’s popular North End district. Find out how to win a Golden Practice Ticket for a chance to gain access to the Worlds 2016 practice rink.