Price updates for 2019 and sale pricing on competitor entries

Price updates for 2019

Starting in 2019, we will change our pricing. We haven’t changed pricing in the last 4 years, and the new pricing will include increases in some areas and decreases in others. 

Our biggest change will be to offer a 50% discount on ticket sales to competitors. We’ll be updating our website in the coming months so that you can purchase with a discount at the time of entry.

As the entry fee itself is being raised, we would like to give everyone an opportunity to take advantage of current entry fee pricing if you are interested in purchasing your entry fee for 2019 before the end of the year. This will include events that we have scheduled, and events that are still to be announced. Current entry fee pricing is available on the Portal from now until December 31, 2018.

All pricing in the blog listing is in USD.

For competitors

Current pricing

Current entry fee pricing is $99.11 for amateur and $159.24 for professional. If you wish to attend other sections as a spectator, tickets are $33 per section, with a 10% discount for amateurs who wish to attend the pro show.

That means if you are coming to both sections and also competing you pay either $165 or $225.

2019 pricing

$119 for Artistic Levels 1-5 and Championship Levels 1-4

$165 for Championship Level 5. To go along with some new *amazing* future plans (announced later), the Artistic Level 5 pricing will be $165 after 2019 Nationals.

If you wish to attend other sections as a spectator, the price will be $33 total for the other 2 sections (50% discount on tickets). To receive the discount, you’ll pay for this at the time of entry and then indicate in the Portal if you are attending all sections, or just selected sections so that we can get an accurate head count. This feature isn’t available today, but will be updated on the Portal in the next few months.

In this new structure, if you are coming to both sections and also competing, you pay either $152 or $198.

Some selected events will not have an increase in entry fee pricing or decrease in ticket pricing for various logistical reasons. These will be indicated through the Portal in each case. 

Sale pricing through December 31, 2018

For events that are already scheduled

You can purchase these through the Portal as usual. The refund and transfer rules are the same as usual.

For events that are not yet scheduled

You can also purchase these through the Portal now and they will be marked as TBA. If you are unable to make the date of the competition after it has been announced, you may request a transfer to another event occurring in 2019. All requests must occur within 14 days of the announcement of the event date, so please pay attention to your email and the Portal to be sure that you don’t miss anything.

Because we are offering a discount on TBA events, refunds are not possible. If you’re unsure, it’s probably better to wait and not purchase now. Any prepaid entry fee that is not used by the end of 2019 will expire.

For ticket holders

Pricing does not change as long as you purchase tickets in advance. The following tiered price structure will occur, with tickets increasing depending on when you purchase.

Until 4 weeks before $33

3 weeks before $35

2 weeks before $37

1 week before $39

At the door $40

I can’t afford the ticket price, can I still attend?

Yes! As always, if price is a factor for you, there are a plethora of volunteer positions to be filled at every competition, and we can find a spot for you if you sign up on our website. If you end up volunteering but have already paid for a ticket, then you will receive a refund for your ticket purchase.