The U.S. Synchronized Skating Championship is taking place at the BMO Harris Bank Center for the first time.
The annual competition has traveled to different cities, like San Diego and Boston, since 1984.
People ages nine through 65 choreograph synchronized team skating routines, which include complex formations and step sequences.
Winners from the senior-experience-level go on to represent the U.S. in a worldwide competition.
Andrea Mandala is with the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.