Kipling, the sporty accessories brand, is hoping to be one of the headliners amongst glitzy greats Sasha Cohen, Evan Lysacek and Johnny Weir at the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championship. The brand has signed on as the exclusive accessories sponsor the event. “Our sponsorship of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships is a major first for the Kipling® brand,” Julie Dimperio, President of Kipling North America, said. “We are thrilled to participate in one of the country’s most beloved sporting events.” As such, Kipling has introduced a USA Kipling duffel bag for each skater, currently being sold at 11 Macy’s stores. The tournament begins this Saturday in Greensboro, North Carolina and runs through the 30th.