Challenge Cup

Challenge Cup

2020 Challenge Cup Notice

Dear Friends and Colleagues of PSC&HS Challenge Cup,

Many of you have been reaching out to us for information regarding this year’s Challenge Cup. Late last week, we sat down (BY ZOOM!) and discussed the many issues facing all of us at this unusual time. I am disappointed to announce that PSC&HS has cancelled Challenge Cup 2020 which was scheduled for September 17-20.  This decision is in the best interest for all – our dedicated officials, our loyal cadre of volunteers, supporting family members, and of course, our competitors.  We want everyone to keep skating safely for the next few months.  All of us at PSC&HS are eager to hold our next event which is to take place in the Spring of 2021, the Philadelphia Areas Competition.  We will welcome you with big smiles and applause! Please feel free to contact PSC&HS should you have any questions or comments. We’re sending all our good wishes your way!


Ann O’Keefe  Chair, Challenge Cup 2020



Challenge Cup is the annual non-qualifying competition held at PSCHS since 1982. As the first Chair, Marie Pearce—a National level judge with widespread connections—spearheaded the initial success and created the solid foundation for this highly regarded event. Challenge Cup provides skaters the opportunity to compete just before the beginning of U.S. Figure Skating’s qualifying competition season. At Challenge Cup, we are fortunate to have National, International, World and Olympic officials judge skaters from No Test to the Senior level. We offer events in all four disciplines, including adult competition. Most events are judged using the IJS system so that skaters receive helpful feedback before competing at their respective regional competitions. Skaters come from across the country to participate and enjoy the competitive spirit and atmosphere of our beautiful facility.In addition to personal medals, each year the Challenge Cup is presented to the U.S. Figure Skating Club which receives the most points from their respective club members finishing first through fourth place in events. The Robert Horen Dance Trophy is awarded to the winners of the Junior Free Dance event.

This year’s Challenge Cup will be held September 12-15, 2019. This year’s event is part of the 2019 U.S. Figure Skating National Qualifying Series Competitions for Dance.