Event Information


All-session and individual tickets for each junior and senior men’s and women’s session, as well as the HOPES Championships are on sale NOW! Click here to purchase (please note that a ticket for Friday is good for both the HOPES Championships and the junior women’s session and a ticket for Saturday is good for both senior women’s sessions).

Group Sales: Groups of ten or more may purchase discounted all-session and single-session tickets by clicking here.

Click here for more information on group tickets and for a NOW Arena seating map.

Women’s Podium Training
Tickets to watch senior women’s podium training go on sale July 25 at 11 a.m. ET for $25. Podium training is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 4 from 8-11:30 a.m. CT at NOW Arena. General Admission seating. This is a separate ticket that’s not included in any competition ticket packages. Click here to purchase.

Event Information

WHEN:  Aug. 4-6, 2023

WHERE:  NOW Arena – Hoffman Estates, Ill. – Map

SCHEDULE:  (Times are Central) (subject to change)

  • Friday, Aug. 4 – HOPES Championships – 2:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 4 – Core Hydration Classic – Junior Women – 7:00-10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 5 – Core Hydration Classic – Senior Women
    • Tickets previously purchased for the sold-out women’s evening session will cover both sessions.
    • Start Lists (subject to change): Hopes | Junior | Senior Session 1 | Senior Session 2
    • Senior Women Session 1 – 1:00-3:00 p.m.
    • Senior Women Session 2 – 7:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 6 – Core Hydration Classic – Men
    • One ticket covers both sessions; tickets already purchased for the men’s session will be honored Sunday.
    • Start Lists: Jr./Sr. Men 1 | Sr. Men 2
    • Junior & Senior Men’s Session 1 – 10:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    • NEW TIME: Senior Men’s Session 2 – 5:45-8:30 p.m.

Formerly known as the CoverGirl Classic, Secret U.S. Classic, GK U.S. Classic and U.S. Classic, the Core Hydration Classic features an elite field of junior and senior gymnasts and is the final qualifying event for the 2023 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, which serve as USA Gymnastics’ annual national championships, scheduled for August 24-27 in San Jose, Calif.

Traditionally a women’s event, a men’s field was added in 2022, and will be back on the ticket in 2023. The Core Hydration Classic is being held in conjunction with the 2023 Hopes Championships, a national-level event featuring rising stars from the women’s artistic discipline in the 11-12 and 13-14 year-old age divisions.

Past winners of Classic include Olympic champions Simone Biles, Amanda Borden, Dominique Dawes, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin, Carly Patterson, Jaycie Phelps, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber. Olympian Brody Malone captured the inaugural men’s title.

Click here for past champions and results

TV Broadcasts

All times CT (subject to change)

Saturday, Aug. 5
1-3 p.m. – Senior Women Session 1: Live on CNBC
7-9 p.m. – Senior Women Session 2: Live on CNBC

Sunday, Aug. 6
3:30-5 p.m. – Saturday senior women’s session recap: NBC

Live Streaming

All routines from the weekend and all Core Classic streams and broadcasts will be uploaded to the USA Gymnastics YouTube channel at the conclusion of competition.

Live results: Women | Men

ALL TIMES CT and subject to change

Thursday, August 3
12-4:30 p.m. – Men’s podium training: USA Gymnastics YouTube
5-7:30 p.m. – Junior Women’s podium training: USA Gymnastics YouTube

Friday, August 4
8-11:30 a.m. – Senior Women’s Podium Training: USA Gymnastics YouTube
2-4:30 p.m. – Hopes Championships: FlipNow.tv subscription or pay-per-view for $9.99
7-10:00 p.m. – Junior Women: USA Gymnastics YouTube

Saturday, August 5
1-3 p.m. – Senior Women Session 1: Peacock, NBC.com (in the U.S.) | USA Gymnastics YouTube (outside the U.S.)
7-9 p.m. – Senior Women Session 2: Peacock, NBC.com (in the U.S.) | USA Gymnastics YouTube (outside the U.S.)

Sunday, August 6
10:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Men Session 1: USA Gymnastics YouTube
5:45 p.m.-8:30 p.m. – Senior Men Session 2: USA Gymnastics YouTube

Medical Services

Northwestern Medicine is the Official Medical Services Provider for the 2023 Core Hydration Classic.


Interested in volunteering? Click here to learn more.

Photo/Video/Signage Policy

Audio-Visual Recording. No video cameras of any kind are allowed, and using cell phones to record video is also prohibited. No portion of the event may be recorded in any form, including audio, without prior written approval from USA Gymnastics.

Live streaming apps. The use of live streaming apps is not allowed in the venue during USA Gymnastics events.

Photography. All images taken during the event are for personal use only, and any commercial use, distribution or sale is prohibited. The use of professional equipment is strictly prohibited, including cameras with detachable lenses or lenses greater than 35MM, tripods and monopods. No flash photography or strobes of any kind.

Signage/Banners. USA Gymnastics appreciates its fans’ enthusiasm and support of its athletes. Fans are allowed to bring signs and banners that are supportive of the athletes and national team; however, signs or banners with any other type of message are not allowed. Any signs and/or banners must not be larger than 24″ x 36″ or block the view of other spectators when displayed.

USA Gymnastics reserves the right to confiscate any video or photos taken in violation of this policy. There are no ticket refunds for violating policy. Any person(s) using or attempting to use any such equipment may, at the sole discretion of USA Gymnastics, be subject to immediate ejection from the venue and may be refused entry to other events sponsored by or affiliated with USA Gymnastics.

USA Gymnastics reserves the right to film or record the performance for any purpose.