Single-session tickets for 2015 Secret U.S. Classic on sale June 5
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., June 1, 2015 — Single-session tickets for the 2015 Secret U.S. Classic, the final qualifying event for women’s gymnastics for the P&G Gymnastics Championships, go on sale June 5 at 10 a.m. CT. Scheduled for July 25 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., the Secret U.S. Classic features some of the USA’s top female gymnasts.
The July 25 competition schedule is 1 p.m. for the junior session and 6:30 p.m. for the senior session. All times are Central and subject to change.
Single-session tickets range in price from $25-$40 for the junior session and $30-$50 for the senior session plus applicable fees. All-day tickets, which include admission to both the junior and senior elite sessions, are also on sale for $125, $79, $69, $59 and $49. The platinum all-session ticket price includes an Olympian meet and greet before competition begins.
To purchase tickets, visit www.SearsCentre.com, call 1-888-SEARS-TIX, or visit the Box Office at the Sears Centre Arena. Group tickets may be purchased by calling GroupTix at 773-327-3778 or by visiting GroupTix.net. Discounted tickets are also available through local gym clubs that are participating in the Club Ticket Sales Program. For more information, go to secretclassic.com.
Two-time World all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, and 2012 Olympic team gold-medalist and two-time World all-around medalist Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, finished one-two, respectively, in the senior all-around last year. Jordan Chiles of Vancouver, Wash./Naydenov Gymnastics, won the junior all-around title. 2012 Olympic gold medalists Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics, and Aly Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics, are expected to compete at the Secret U.S. Classic, marking their first time competing in the United States since 2012.
Many of the country’s top gymnasts use the Secret U.S. Classic as a final tune-up for the P&G Gymnastics Championships, while other gymnasts are hoping to qualify for the national championships. The P&G Championships is the national championships for USA Gymnastics and determines the U.S. champions and the U.S. National Team. The 2015 P&G Championships are scheduled for Aug. 13-16 at Bankers Life Field House in Indianapolis. For more information, go to pgchamps.com.
The Hopes Championships takes place Friday, July 24, the day prior to the Secret U.S. Classic, and tickets are $20. The Hopes Championships has two age groups, 10-11 year-old and the 12-13 year-old, and athletes advance to the Hopes Championships from the Hopes Classic (May 29-31 in Huntsville, Texas, at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, an official U.S. Olympic Training Site). The top 18 from each age group qualify to the Hopes Championships assuming each athlete achieves a minimum qualifying score. The Hopes classification is just below the elite level, and the Hopes Championships, previously known as the U.S. Challenge, is the culmination of the Hopes athletes’ season.
USA Gymnastics is again partnering with World Sport Chicago on this event. The two organizations have worked together on the 2009 American Cup, the 2009-10 Chicago Cup, and the U.S. Classic since 2010.
Sears Centre Arena. Sears Centre Arena is an 11,000-seat multipurpose family entertainment, cultural, and sports arena located in Hoffman Estates’ Prairie Stone Business Park. The Sears Centre Arena, which opened in 2006, is designed to accommodate a variety of events including concerts, family shows and sporting events. For more information regarding the Sears Centre Arena and upcoming events, please visit the arena’s website at www.searscentre.com.
World Sport Chicago. World Sport Chicago, the legacy of Chicago’s 2016 Olympic bid, believes that sport has the power to transform lives and is dedicated to helping children in Chicago find a sport to meet their interests and abilities. The organization promotes the Olympic ideals of fitness, education and well-being by working with partner organizations to launch or expand sport programs for kids. WSC is working to introduce Chicago’s youth to the fun and benefit of sports and the ideals of fair play, teamwork, respect and leadership. For more information, go to –www.worldsportchicago.org.