2014 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships held in Daytona Beach

Tickets go on sale for event

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Tickets for the International Gymnastics Federation's 2014 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships, Nov. 7-9, and the World Age Group Competitions, Nov. 13 to 16, at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, went on sale Friday.

The two events are expected to feature more than 1,100 of the world's best athletes in trampoline, tumbling and double mini-trampoline.

The World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships, held annually except in the Olympic year, determines the men's and women's world champions in four events: trampoline, synchronized trampoline, tumbling and double mini-trampoline. The World Age Group Competitions showcase the world's best young men and women in those four events in four age groups: 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18 years of age.

For the World Championships, an all-session ticket is $80 (plus any applicable fees), which has general admission seating for qualification sessions and reserved for the finals sessions. Seating for the qualification sessions is general admission and finals sessions have both general admission and reserved seating. Pricing for World Championships session tickets are: Nov. 7, all-day, Session 1/qualifications, $25; Nov. 8, morning, Session 2/qualifications, $25; Nov. 8, evening., Session 3/finals, $30 and $45; Nov. 9, morning, Session 4/qualifications, $25; and Nov. 9, evening, Session 5/finals, $30 and $45.

Seating for the World Age Group Competitions is general admission every day, and an all-session pass is $45 (plus any applicable fees), with a single day pass for $20.

All-session tickets may be purchased in advance by going to Ticketmaster.com or calling 1-800-745-3000. Individual session tickets and daily passes will be available onsite on the day of competition.

The World Championships competition schedule is: Nov. 7, qualifications, all day; and Nov. 8-9 -- qualifications, morning, and finals, evening. For the World Age Group Competitions, each day has qualifications and finals for varying age groups and events. Both schedules will be finalized in the near future.

The official website for both events is ttworlds.com, and the FIG website is www.fig-gymnastics.com.

Trampoline events involve athletes using trampolines that can propel them up to 30 feet in the air, during which they can perform double and triple twisting somersaults. Tumbling utilizes elevated rod-floor runways that enable athletes to jump at heights more than 10 feet and execute a variety of acrobatic maneuvers. For the double-mini competition, the athlete makes a short run, leaps onto a small two-level trampoline, performs an aerial maneuver and dismounts onto a landing mat. Synchronized trampoline demands the same athletic skill as individual trampoline, while adding the element of precision timing. Using two trampolines, two athletes perform identical 10-skill routines at the same time. Trampoline was added to the Olympic Games in 2000, and at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the USA had its first athlete in history advance to the finals.