Event Information


All-session and single-day tickets for the 2024 Hopes Championships and Core Hydration Classic are on sale NOW! Click here to purchase.

For USA Gymnastics members and clubs, groups of ten or more may also purchase all-session and single-day tickets at a discounted rate. To purchase tickets and connect with a Group Sales Specialist at the XL Center, please click here. You may also call (860) 548-2000 or email [email protected].

Event Information

WHEN: May 17-18, 2024

WHERE: XL Center – Hartford, Conn. – Map

(Times are Eastern) (subject to change)

  • Friday, May 17th – 2:00-4:30 p.m. – Hopes Championships
  • Friday, May 17th – 7:00-9:30 p.m. – Junior Women
  • Saturday, May 18th – 2:00-4:00 p.m. – Senior Women Session 1
  • Saturday, May 18th – 7:00-9:00 p.m. – Senior Women Session 2

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 2024 Xfinity U.S. Gymnastics Championships, which serve as USA Gymnastics’ annual national championships, scheduled for May 30-June 2 in Fort Worth, Texas

Traditionally a women’s event, a men’s field was included in 2022 and 2023. The U.S. men’s program will not participate in the 2024 Core Hydration Classic to optimize their preparations for the Olympic Trials and Paris Games. The Core Hydration Classic is being held in conjunction with the 2024 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


Live Streaming


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.