The University of North Florida – 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224
March 24th: Pole Art America – Time 5:30 – 10:00PM
March 25th: Pole Sport Championships Amateur & Professional Divisions – Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
March 25th: Pole Sport Championships: Elite Division – Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Ticket Prices: $25-$50
Social Media: www.USPoleSportsFed.org
The USPSF is the national federation and the US governing body for Pole Sports. It was founded in 2014 under the name US Pole Sports Federation, a non-profit, and is now a non-governmental national organization constituted under US law. The Federation is a member of the International Pole Sports & Art Federation (IPSAF), the international governing body for pole sports and the host of the Pole Sports World Championships & the Pole Art
World Championships. The USPSF is part of the push to get Pole Sports recognized globally as a sport and the eventual inclusion into the Olympic Games.
The U.S. Pole Sports Federation is pleased to present the inaugural Pole Art America Competition on Friday, March 24th and the 3rd Annual U.S. Pole Sports Championships 2017 on Saturday, March 25th, at the University of North Florida.
The USA’s top athletes will take part in this groundbreaking event to see who will be crowned the US Pole Sports Champion and win a place at the World Pole Sports Championships. The top three athletes from each category will go on to represent the USA against 30+ other countries at the IPSAF – World Pole Sports Championships 2017.
Pole Art America was created to promote creativity and innovation in the pole community. There will be athletes from around the world who will show their artistic and creative abilities in addition to their athleticism along with sportsmanship. The top three athletes in each division will move on to the IPSAF Pole Art Championships 2018.
The sport of Pole has exploded onto the international scene over the past several years. With some 1,500 Pole studios across the U.S., Pole and Aerial fitness have become a popular bonding activity for men and women of all ages. The U.S. Pole Sport Championship focuses and promotes the sport of Pole. The mission of USPSF is to regulate, administer and develop Pole Sports for the benefit of millions of athletes at every level and age in the USA.
Summer Vyne, President of the USPSF – “I am excited about our championships. The USA has never seen pole sports in this capacity and having children and people over 40 take part shows that this truly is a sport for all.”
The Competitors: 7 Divisions:
Men, Women, Doubles, Junior A (Aged 10-14), Junior B (Ages 15-17), Masters Over 40, Masters Over 50
More on USPSF: The USPSF’s objectives are to advance, promote, and protect the character, status and interests of Pole Sports across the USA. To work alongside the IPSAF to develop standardized rules governing regional competitions. To enforce Codes of Conduct and Standards of Ethics for both athletes and officials, to advise and assist the USPSF Regional Member Bodies and the Associate Members in the administration of Pole Sports in their regions and organizations, and to represent the USA and Pole Sports in the Olympic Movement.
More on IPSAF: The International Pole Sports and Arts Federation (www.ipsaf.com) is a not for profit organization. Created and run by volunteers and athletes in the Pole Sports Industry from around the world dedicated to promoting Pole Sport and Pole Art. IPSAF’s goal is for the Olympic committee to recognize Pole Sport as an official sport and become part of the Olympic Games, encouraging and enabling athletes of all ages and abilities. IPSAF is one of the first organizations to include a category for Para Pole Athletes. The International Pole Sport and Art Championships was held in Florence, Italy in December 2016 with over 100 competitors from 20 different countries competing against each other in the following categories:
– Masters (50+)
– Youth (10-14 and 15-17)
– Para Pole
www.USPoleSportsFed.org | www.ipsaf.com| Facebook.com/uspolesportsfederation
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Media Contact: Summer Vyne (904) 772-4610 | President@USAPoleSports.org