U.S. Figure Skating to Host 2019 Championships at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit Skating Club
U.S. Figure Skating today announced the selection of Detroit to host the 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships from Jan. 19-27, 2019. All junior free skate, dance, and championship events will be held at Little Caesars Arena, and all Junior short programs and dances, and novice, intermediate and juvenile level events will take place at the Detroit Skating Club in Bloomfield Hills.
The last time Detroit hosted the U.S. Championships, at Joe Louis Arena in 1994, skater Nancy Kerrigan was hit on the knee by an assailant in an attack planned by the ex-husband of rival skater Tonya Harding. The incident occurred nearby, following a practice session at Cobo Arena, and Kerrigan dropped out of the competition due to the injury.Read More
Michigan to open ‘flex route’ on U.S. 23 to ease traffic congestion
Michigan is opening special lanes on a highway near Ann Arbor for the first time to ease traffic congestion caused by rush hour or crashes.
The “flex route” — scheduled to launch as early as this week — is a new system along 11 miles of U.S. 23 between Ann Arbor and Brighton. The state Department of Transportation will open and close inside median shoulders to northbound and southbound traffic using overhead electronic signs.Read More
Downtown Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony Set for Nov. 17
The Downtown Detroit Partnership along with DTE Energy Foundation will present the 14th consecutive Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5 p.m Nov. 17 at Campus Martius Park. The featured tree will be a 60 foot Norwegian Spruce grown in Michigan and will display 19,000 multi-colored lights and ornaments.
“The DTE Energy Foundation has been a proud sponsor of this iconic holiday tradition for 14 years, which helps to showcase the beauty of our city and draw visitors downtown throughout the season,” says Faye Nelson, vice president of DTE Energy, and board chair and president of the DTE Energy Foundation.Read More