Washington Picken International and
Picken Dance Classic

WFSC is thrilled to be hosting the first ever ISU-approved international solo ice dance competition in North America at the Washington Picken International competition.  This will be in conjunction with our annual ice dance competition held since 2002, the Picken Dance Classic.  The Club is looking forward to welcoming domestic and international ice dancers to our nation’s capital this spring.

Event Dates:  April 25 - 28, 2024
Registration Dates: February 16, 2024 - March 27, 2024 or when maximum capacity is reached.

1800 Michael Faraday Court
Reston, VA 20190

Picken Dance Classic

Sanctioned by US Figure Skating (USFS)

Member of USFS Solo Dance Series


USFS Solo Dance Series Information

Competition Announcement


2024 Starting Order / Results

Washington Picken International

Approved by International Skating Union (ISU)

Member of ISU International Solo Ice Dance
This is not an ISU Minimum Technical Score event.

ISU Solo Ice Dance Information

Competition Announcement


2024 Starting Order / Results

Attention Non-U.S. Skaters

Non-U.S. Skaters: Non-U.S. skaters intending to register for this competition must set up a non-member account prior to registering by following these instructions.

Travel Info

Hotel: The Club has partnered with HBC Event Services to offer skaters and coaches discounted rates on local hotels. Hotel Booking Link

Air Travel: There are a couple of options for flying into the Washington DC area. The closest airport, Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), is approximately 6 miles (10 km) from SkateQuest. Other nearby airports are Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA), which is approximately 22 miles (35 km) from the arena, and Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI), which is approximately 51 miles (82 km) from the arena.

Washington Metropolitan Area (Metro) Rail: The nearest Metro rail station is the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station, located 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from SkateQuest. Both the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station and the Washington Dulles International Airport Metro Station are located on the Silver Line.

Tourism Websites for Places to Visit:
Official Tourism Site of Washington DC
Visit Fairfax County, Virginia
Visit Reston, Virginia


WFSC events are all volunteer-led, and we could not host our competitions without our volunteers. We will need over 50 people to keep this competition running well. Volunteers will have access to a hospitality room at the event with snacks and drinks. If you can lend a hand, please sign up HERE.


Photos: Action photos are provided by Melanie Heaney Photography for an additional fee. Skaters will receive an email about pre-orders before the competition and will be able to order action photos at the competition.

Videos and Livestream: Videos by Looking Glass Productions are included in the registration fee. Information for downloading the videos will be sent out to the skaters after the competition. Live streaming information will be emailed directly to the skaters.

Competition Souvenir Shirt & other apparel: Pre-order for Picken competition t-shirt by Crab & Anchor Apparel can be done in EMS and will be available for pick up at the competition. Additional apparels for National Solo Dance Series and International Solo Ice Dance are available on the Picken webstore and at the competition https://chesapeakedistribution.com/collections/edward-g-picken-dance-classic.

Vendors: Are you interested in hosting a vendor booth at the Picken competition or donating to our non-profit organization? Contact us at pickenclassic@gmail.com for more information. You can also buy an ad in the program book (see below).

Program Advertisement: The Club invites the skating community to show support or promote products and/or services by placing an ad in the Picken program book. The program book is 5.5” width x 8” height (a standard sheet of paper folded in half) and in full color. A printed copy of the Picken program book will be provided free to each skater at check-in.

Good Luck Wishes: Clubs, families, and friends, you can wish your skater(s) “good luck” or give a “shout out” in the Picken program book.

• $10 for up to 200 characters (2-3 lines)
• $25 for quarter page
• $40 for half page
• $70 for full page
• $100 for full page on front inside cover, back outside cover, or back inside cover

To advertise in the Picken Program Book:
• Send all visuals or wording to pickenclassic@gmail.com.
• Send payment via Zelle or PayPal to: wfsc@rcn.com.
• If you select full page ad on front inside cover, back outside cover, or back inside cover, please include your location preference in your email.
Due date to send visuals and payment: Friday, April 5, 2024.


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