Four major sports events will bring more than 1,000 athletes, and an additional 3,000 officials, coaches and spectators to Greater Lansing this November.
The Greater Lansing Sports Authority announced the region will host the 2023 Midwestern Sectional Singles and U.S. Pairs Final for figure skating, the NCAA DIII Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships, the Capital City Tennis Classic, and the 2023 Pan American Games Qualifier for women’s handball.
“Greater Lansing is proud to host multiple events that bring in athletes from across the country,” said Meghan Ziehmer, associate executive director for the sports authority. “Events like these generate significant economic impact for the region by filling our local hotels, restaurants and venues. We couldn’t make them happen without our partners and a generous team of volunteers. The public is invited and encouraged to attend these events.”
2023 Midwestern Sectional Singles and U.S. Pairs Final
Suburban Ice East Lansing
Approximately 300 skaters will compete at Suburban Ice East Lansing for their chance to qualify for the 2023 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, California. The event will also bring roughly 150 coaches, 50 officials and hundreds of spectators to the region. Skaters will compete in singles and pairs disciplines. This event is one of three sectional competitions taking place across the country during this time.
Spectators can purchase tickets at the door for $15 per day or pay $40 for an all-event pass. Discounts are available for seniors and children.
To track updated news and information about the event, visit usfigureskating.org/event/2023- midwestern-sectional-singles-us-pairs-final.
Team USA vs. Canada: North American 2023 Pan American Games Qualifier for Women’s Handball
Lansing City Arena
The U.S. national women’s senior handball team will face off against the Canadian women’s team to qualify for the North American 2023 Pan American Games. The event will take place at the Lansing City Arena at 7 p.m. Nov. 10. The event will be open to spectators.
Ticket pricing: adults $20, teens (13-18) $5 and kids under 12 get in free. For more information, visit lansingsports.org/handball-pan-qualifier.
Capital City Tennis Classic
Michigan State University Tennis Center
Over 100 participants from countries around the world will compete for $15,000 in prize money at the Capital City Tennis Classic. The event is sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation and hosted by the Greater Lansing Sports Authority and the Mid-Michigan Tennis Association.
Spectators can purchase day passes for $5 per day or $25 for the entire week. Alternatively, spectators can bring a donation of two or more nonperishable cans of food for the Lansing Food Bank to get in the door for free. A donation bin will be located at the front desk. Students with school IDs are eligible for free admission as well.
To track updated news and information about the event, visit capitalcitytennisclassic.com.
2022 NCAA DIII Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships
Forest Akers East Golf Course
Approximately 780 athletes from across the country will compete in the 2022 NCAA DIII Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships. Women will run a 6K and men will run an 8K. The event is open to spectators at $10 per ticket.
“It is an honor for Olivet College to work with the Great Lansing Sports Authority to host the 2022 NCAA Division III National Cross Country Championships,” said Haley Diringer, athletic director at Olivet College. “We are thrilled to welcome the top NCAA men’s and women’s teams to Lansing for a first-class event. I have no doubt the folks at Forest Akers Golf Course will set up a challenging course for the runners.”
To track updated news and information about the event, visit lansingsports.org/2022-ncaa- cross-country.
Volunteer opportunities are available for each event. Those interested can learn more and sign up to volunteer at www.lansingsports.org/about-glsa/volunteer. For more information about the GLSA, visit www.lansingsports.org.