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    Cold, hard facts and figures about the World Figure Skating Championships

    The 2016 event come to Boston for the first time, taking over TD Garden March 28-April 3.

    compete in the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance on Day 10 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 17, 2014 in Sochi, .
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    US ice dancing competitors Madison Chock and Evan Bates.

    The 2016 International Skating Union World Figure Skating Championships — the ISU Worlds — come to Boston for the first time, taking over TD Garden March 28-April 3.

    > 90,000 — Expected attendance for the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships

    > 38 — Countries represented

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    > 173 — Number of competitors

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    > $38 million to $41 million — Estimated economic impact of the event on Boston

    > 799 — Number of ISU rules as of 2014

    > 40 — Number of “sweepers” from the Skating Club of Boston who will pick up the flowers and stuffed animals spectators throw on the ice after performances

    > 1908 — Year George H. Browne of the Cambridge Skating Club introduced the “international style” — predecessor of today’s figure skating — to the United States

    12 — Number of Massachusetts-born medalists in the history of the Worlds (title years in bold text):

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    > Maribel Vinson, Winchester: 1928, 1930

    > Sherwin Badger, Boston: 1930, 1932

    > Roger Turner, Milton: 1930, 1931

    > Gretchen Merrill, Boston: 1947

    > Tenley Albright, Newton: 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956

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    > Nancy Rouillard Ludington, Stoneham: 1959

    > Ronald Ludington, Boston: 1959

    > Caitlin “Kitty” Carruthers, Boston: 1982

    > Peter Carruthers, Boston: 1982

    > Todd Eldredge, Chatham: 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001

    > Nancy Kerrigan, Woburn: 1991, 1992

    > Alex Shibutani, Boston: 2011

    Sources: International Skating Union; Skating Club of Boston; Milton Historical Society; toddeldredge.net; Boston Globe; US Olympic Committee; US Figure Skating; Encyclopaedia Britannica; Encyclopedia.com; Historical Dictionary of Figure Skating (by James R. Hines); The Lewiston Daily Sun; New England Conservatory; Team USA; Washington Post; Biography.com; TD Garden