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04-27-2010, 10:32 PM
Well from milan to turin it's two hours by train and you pay 9.55 euros ;)
Anyway sorry I didn't write properly, I meant tickets for the competition :duh:
I checked the bus prices (coach canada) and it's like 14$...I know there's not that much difference but I was wondering if on that website they meant canadian dollars or US dollars

I'm not sure what site you are referring to but if it is a Canadain site most likely it is in Canadian dollars.

04-28-2010, 03:23 AM
Yes, that would be great, maybe we could plan a group thing closer to the date?

Sounds like a great idea.

04-29-2010, 05:36 AM
better now than later if anyone is planning on staying at the Confederation Place Hotel - hope this link to story about parking garage collapse works. I found it when I was trying to learn if there's a time for the Skate Canada press conference Thursday.


04-29-2010, 10:01 PM
Skate Canada has now put a press release/news item on their website to make this news (belatedly) official. To read it, go here: http://www.skatecanada.ca/en/news_views/press_room/news_releases/2010/apr29-10.cfm

04-29-2010, 10:42 PM
Thanks for the link victorskid! :)

The K-Rock Centre webpage for Skate Canada International also has some location information for the judges stand and the kiss and cry.

Here is the info from the K-Rock website:

Judges Stand is located in Sections 102, 103, 104. The lower rows of sections 101-105 may be partially obstructed by the two tier stand and CBC TV cameras.

Kiss and Cry is located in front of Sections 116, 117. Some seats in these sections may be partially obstructed.

Erica Lee
04-30-2010, 12:43 AM
Well, I have a hunch why the event announcement was so delayed - the event is notably missing a title sponsor. (HomeSense sponsored it previously - but their name is now not part of the event title, nor is there any logo presented for the event.)

It's never too late to add a title sponsor, but it would have been more effective to announce the event and the new sponsor at the same time. A press release announcing a new sponsor now will likely not get any fanfare and the sponsor has missed an opportunity to have their name included in any press the announcement of the event receives.

04-30-2010, 03:40 PM
In case anyone is wondering, Mapquest says Kingston is about 8-1/2 hours from Washington DC, roughly an hour closer than Lake Placid (excluding border crossing, I presume).

04-30-2010, 09:52 PM
Does that mean we'll see you there, Ann?

04-30-2010, 10:52 PM
Is everyone assuming that the schedule will be the same as the last 3 years: Thursday (28th) will be a practise day, with the actual competition taking place on Fri., Sat. and Sun. (with gala following last event on Sun)?

I'd like to book a hotel this weekend but want to be reasonably sure I won't be missing any of the actual competition if I don't arrive in Kingston until Thursday afternoon or evening.

Anyone have any info on this? Best guesses?? Thanks.

04-30-2010, 11:48 PM
according to FAQs that are part of this site arriving Thurs will be fine for you http://www.skatebuzz.com/EventDescription.aspx?id=53647a61-099b-4d91-bff4-8d2b6e42f452

05-02-2010, 12:44 AM
I just booked a room at one of the local B & B called Hochelaga Inn (http://www.hochelagainn.com/), it gets pretty decent reviews on line and at $142 a night is not to bad. I used google maps to figure out it is only a 14 min walk, so even if I have to take a cab because of rain it's going to be cheap. There are several other smaller inns and B & B if you are like me and prefer that option, not being a morning person I like not having to make a decision about where to get breakfast.

05-02-2010, 02:08 PM
Does that mean we'll see you there, Ann?

Unlikely. I really enjoyed my trip to the 2004 NACS competition in Waterloo, but I usually opt out of senior Grand Prix events because their fields are pretty small. If I'm traveling to an event, I like to see lots of skating.

Kingston sounds like a nice place to visit, though perhaps not in November. Until this discussion I had somehow assumed it was a suburb of Toronto.

Dave of the North
05-02-2010, 11:23 PM
Any :sekret: about getting access to pre -sales? I signed up for their newsletter...

We booked rooms at the Peachtree Inn. Me, wife, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, sister-in-law of sister-in-law.

05-03-2010, 05:15 PM
Porter Airline is having a sale that ends today, 20% (http://www.flyporter.com/fly/search.aspx) off all flights booked by the end of today. Make sure you either click the add or enter MAY20 in the Promotion Code box (bottom left hand corner), and hit submit to get the discount.

05-04-2010, 02:59 AM
From Skate Canada:

All-event ticket packages go on-sale May 7, 2010 at 10:00 (ET). All-event tickets are $155 plus applicable surcharges (taxes included). Tickets can be purchased online at www.K-Rockcentre.com <http://www.k-rockcentre.com/> , by phone at 1.877.KLIVE99 (1.877.554.8399), or in person at The K-Rock Centre Box Office.