USA Gymnastics has just announced host cities for the 2011 and 2012 Visa Championships.

St. Paul, Minnesota, the site of the 2006 edition of the US National Championships, will host the 2011 event in the Xcel Energy Center just as it did in 2006. The dates for next year’s championships are August 17-20. Nastia Liukin won the All-Around at the last event in St. Paul. Will she be there next year?

St. Louis, Missouri, the site of the 2000 edition, will host the championships June 6-9, 2012 at the Chaifetz Center on the campus of Saint Louis University.  Elise Ray won in 2000, but who will win in 2012? The 2012 Visa Championships will be the first of two very important meets in the process of selecting the 2012 Olympic Team that represents the United States in London.

The full press release from USA Gymnastics can be read here.