By Gary Anderson

August 6 - US FIGURE SKATINGUS Figure Skating has announced that it has agreed a new two-year extension to its partnership with Hilton HHonors, which now runs through until June 2015.

As part of the agreement, which began in 2011, Hilton HHonors will continue in its role as title sponsor for Skate America, the annual International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series event held in the United States which is due to take place this year at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit from October 18 to 20.

"US Figure Skating is thrilled to continue its relationship with Hilton HHonors," said US Figure Skating executive director David Raith.

"Beyond financial support, having a partner like Hilton HHonors helps promote the Olympic movement among fans, and supports athletes as they journey toward realising their Olympic dreams."

Hilton HHonors and US Figure Skating have renewed their partnership through to June 2015Hilton HHonors and US Figure Skating have renewed their partnership through to June 2015

Hilton HHonors will provide US Figure Skating athletes, professional members, families and fans with the opportunity to save up to 15 per cent on their next stay at any of the 10 distinct hotel brands within the Hilton HHonors portfolio.

"Through this partnership, we are pleased to provide continued support for US Figure Skating and all of its athletes," said Jeff Diskin, executive vice-president, commercial services, Hilton Worldwide.

"Supporting the US Figure Skating team not only allows us to support the dreams of Team USA, but also gives Hilton HHonors the chance to connect our guests to the Games, and this team, wherever they are in the world."

In June, Hotel HHonors, which has been a longstanding partner of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), also extended its official hotel partner deal with USA Gymnastics.

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