GREENSBORO, N.C. -- In just over a year, America's top figure skaters will take center ice on WFMY News 2. The 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships comes to the Greensboro Coliseum January 18-25, 2015 and as the official local television partner, WFMY News 2 will take a lead role in promoting and covering this premier national event.
Greensboro hosted the U.S. Figure Skating Championships for the first time in 2011 and WFMY News 2's coverage was second to none. Now, WFMY News 2 takes it to the next level - devoting hours of news coverage, special reports, and social engagement well in advance of the event. And when the week of the Championships finally arrives, viewers will see unprecedented reporting on every platform.
"In 2015, all eyes will be on Greensboro," said Larry Audas, WFMY News 2 President and General Manager. "Years of commitment have put these figure skaters at the top of their game. The same goes for the WFMY News 2 team. We are ready with high-quality coverage and community-building commitment."
"We have been very impressed with WFMY News 2's local investment and coverage in the region," said Hill Carrow, Chairman of the 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. "That is why we are proud to announce them as a Diamond Media & Marketing Partner, our highest level of media and marketing sponsorships. Not only did they go 'all in' on the 2011 Championships, but they have been the title sponsor of the downtown Greensboro rink - the WFMY News2 Winterfest - since its inception. They really know their ice sports, and we look forward to a great relationship with the WFMY News 2 team."
"Over a hundred thousand people enjoyed this amazing spectacle in 2011. While it's the national championship for skaters, it is also a major local event for people in the Triad," said Bob Clinkingbeard, News Director at WFMY News 2. "We will cover every angle."
The 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships already is showing commitment to the Triad by supporting WFMY News 2's "Read 2 Succeed" literacy program. Through its sponsorship, thousands of local students will receive the message that reading creates champions. Viewers and digital platform users will see coverage throughout 2014 on WFMY News 2, wfmynews2.com, and on all WFMY mobile platforms.