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SkateFan66
02-03-2012, 06:55 PM
I hope that Greensboro gets serious consideration. The LOC did a great job promoting the event. Moreover, the thing I liked the most was that the practice ice, Fan Fest, and competition arena were all housed in the same location. The hotel that I stayed at also waived the daily parking fee because I was in town for nationals, which was an unexpected savings (parking fees for six day stays add up quickly)

maureenfarone
02-03-2012, 08:19 PM
I liked Greensboro because the practice rink and main arena were in the same complex. Moving between watching practices and catching a competition was no problem at all. Somewhere on FSU we were recently trying to recall what the various LOC charged for a shuttle pass. I just found a receipt in my email from Greensboro and their pass was $15. I would be very willing to pay $50 or even $60 for a shuttle to my hotel if the $15 they charged caused a big deficit.

I've never been to Boston, but recall reading about the shuttle using police escorts to get through traffic. Guess if it is awarded to SCOB, I'll find out more.

Doesn't Denver have the venue with horrible site lines? Maybe that has been corrected since the Olympics or they are using a different venue.

Since I'm not going to Omaha guess I'll start saving my money for 2014 :)

peibeck
02-03-2012, 08:29 PM
Doesn't Denver have the venue with horrible site lines? Maybe that has been corrected since the Olympics or they are using a different venue.


Are you thinking of Salt Lake City? I don't think Denver has ever hosted an Olympics.

bek
02-03-2012, 08:33 PM
Why hasn't places like Chicago/New York had championships recently?

nubka
02-03-2012, 08:49 PM
Right.....the 12:20 flight that actually left after 3:00!:lol:

That's the one! Did they give a reason for the delay?

missing
02-03-2012, 08:57 PM
I've never been to Boston, but recall reading about the shuttle using police escorts to get through traffic. Guess if it is awarded to SCOB, I'll find out more.


The police escorts for the shuttles are among my fondest memories of that Nationals. I don't know if it's still done that way, but in Boston, the skaters, their coaches, their parents, etc. took the same shuttles as the fans.

The escorts were there to make sure the skaters got to competitions on time. We fans got to enjoy the ride.

ryanbfan
02-03-2012, 09:19 PM
That's the one! Did they give a reason for the delay?

They called me the morning of and said it was due to equipment issues.

kwanette
02-03-2012, 09:24 PM
I liked Greensboro because the practice rink and main arena were in the same complex. Moving between watching practices and catching a competition was no problem at all. Somewhere on FSU we were recently trying to recall what the various LOC charged for a shuttle pass. I just found a receipt in my email from Greensboro and their pass was $15. I would be very willing to pay $50 or even $60 for a shuttle to my hotel if the $15 they charged caused a big deficit.

I've never been to Boston, but recall reading about the shuttle using police escorts to get through traffic. Guess if it is awarded to SCOB, I'll find out more.

Doesn't Denver have the venue with horrible site lines? Maybe that has been corrected since the Olympics or they are using a different venue.

Since I'm not going to Omaha guess I'll start saving my money for 2014 :)

If you paid $1500 then you did great. I paid 30.00 and thought that that was cheap. I loved Greensboro. The everything under one roof was fabulous, loved the shuttles and the folks there were just so nice and friendly and helpful.

peibeck
02-03-2012, 09:56 PM
Why hasn't places like Chicago/New York had championships recently?

The arena in Chicago is not very nice. :shuffle:

In New York City, hotel rooms are likely to be $250-350/night. :scream: Then add taxes. :yikes:

Debbie S
02-03-2012, 10:57 PM
If you paid $1500 then you did great. I paid 30.00 and thought that that was cheap. I loved Greensboro. The everything under one roof was fabulous, loved the shuttles and the folks there were just so nice and friendly and helpful.Yeah, I'm pretty sure $30 is what I paid, too. And I agree, the setup in Greensboro was great. I know the USFSA was pleased, and they asked Greensboro to bid again, and I would love for Greensboro to get it again, but maybe not so soon after the last time. I think it's Boston's turn. :)

literaryfreak
02-03-2012, 11:58 PM
Boston would be fantastic especially for New Year's Eve, with First Night. :D You could get people who wanted to spend New Year's Eve in a major city with widespread festivities and fireworks anyways and also wanted to attend Nationals - all in one trip. It might make the difference in getting people who were on the fence about going.

maureenfarone
02-04-2012, 12:15 AM
Are you thinking of Salt Lake City? I don't think Denver has ever hosted an Olympics.

Oh my gosh, you are right! I was thinking of Salt Lake City. Sorry.

maureenfarone
02-04-2012, 12:27 AM
Wow, I'll blame it on the cold meds. :shuffle: The receipt I have in my email is for Spokane 2010 and is for $13.50. Greensboro (can't find receipt) was probably $30 - and I would be willing to pay double if necessary.

I am heading back to lurkdom.

Rob
02-04-2012, 01:07 AM
I would go to Greensboro again. In fact, it would be really easy to spend NYEve at my friends in Atlanta and fly to Greensboro for the rest of the week. I'd want to stay in a hotel with a little fridge this time though. Doubletree could really use mini fridges because it was nice otherwise.

shan
02-04-2012, 01:08 AM
Of course I'm all for Greensboro! :cheer: But I wouldn't mind traveling to Boston as my second choice!