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beebee
04-09-2011, 08:14 PM
Thanks so much for keeping us posted Elkmaria--keep up the good work! The situation is, indeed, a bit puzzling.

Elkmaria
04-09-2011, 08:30 PM
Sure, I'll keep posting news. The situation is really puzzling... even people living in Moscow can't buy tickets yet, not to mention figure skating fans from the rest of Russia and from abroad :( :confused: Some websites are taking pre-orders, but when I called the Megasport Arena, I was told that no official dealers had been chosen yet, and those offering tickets were probably going to buy them at Megasport box offices and then re-sell them, which surely doesn't sound as a reliable option.

lexeoe
04-09-2011, 09:44 PM
i know that worlds was reawarded rather late, but isn't a ticketing programme part of the bid?

Mevrouw
04-10-2011, 01:39 AM
Nothing is 'as usual' this year after the earthquake. So it was an offer from Russia, not a bid and we're all lucky that they took on the job of hosting such a big event in less than 6 weeks.

bek
04-10-2011, 05:53 AM
Nothing is 'as usual' this year after the earthquake. So it was an offer from Russia, not a bid and we're all lucky that they took on the job of hosting such a big event in less than 6 weeks.

Exactly. I realize its easy for me to say this seeing as I'm not planning on going. But I think people need to cut the Russian fed a bit of a break. These type of things including tickets take time, and they have to do everything in six weeks. It is what it is.

Elkmaria
04-10-2011, 07:13 AM
I think people need to cut the Russian fed a bit of a break. These type of things including tickets take time, and they have to do everything in six weeks. It is what it is.

I agree, but the most worrying thing is not that tickets will be on sale very late (it's understandable, although it can be very worrying for people not living in Moscow, who can't schedule their trips until they buy tickets). The most frustrating thing is that the Federation can't control websites that offer tickets unofficially at very high prices. The :sekret: report that the tickets will probably be sold from two sources: at Megasport box offices and via ONE yet unnamed Internet dealer. Still, by now I've seen about five websites taking preorders, and I don't know which is the official one.

Eislauffan
04-10-2011, 09:52 AM
I agree, but the most worrying thing is not that tickets will be on sale very late (it's understandable, although it can be very worrying for people not living in Moscow, who can't schedule their trips until they buy tickets). The most frustrating thing is that the Federation can't control websites that offer tickets unofficially at very high prices. The :sekret: report that the tickets will probably be sold from two sources: at Megasport box offices and via ONE yet unnamed Internet dealer. Still, by now I've seen about five websites taking preorders, and I don't know which is the official one.

Unfortunately, there are always people trying to make some financial profit out of each situation, even if it is not fair. But I don't think people have to worry. The arena is huge, there will be plenty of seats and plenty of tickets.

Fashionista
04-10-2011, 02:09 PM
Russian organizing committee had to coordinate their job with TV companies from all over the world who're supposed to cover Worlds. Russians can't put tickets on sale before they confirm what seats in what sectors will be removed for the camera installations. So it's not a fast process but I hope tomorrow things will clear up.

let`s talk
04-10-2011, 03:29 PM
Still no official website yet. :confused:

Fashionista
04-10-2011, 05:01 PM
It is confirmed that ticket sale starts tomorrow at 12.00 AM. Further information is in the Worlds thread.

Asli
04-10-2011, 11:48 PM
The most frustrating thing is that the Federation can't control websites that offer tickets unofficially at very high prices.

How on earth can the federation control any websites of any definition? This is a figure skating federation - not the KGB.

millipied
04-11-2011, 08:37 AM
It's been reported that this site is the official internet ticket seller.
http://www.parter.ru/en/?

millipied
04-11-2011, 12:22 PM
Latest reports are that only section D went on sale today and was sold out within minutes.

millipied
04-11-2011, 01:04 PM
Today's lines for Worlds tickets at Megasport's ticket offices
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S4fnEoBYmc

Lexxandra
04-11-2011, 01:27 PM
Official info on tickets (http://fsrussia.ru/news/168_ch--2011/) :)