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TanithandBenFan
10-31-2011, 02:25 PM
Lol but personally I wouldn't mind if it was permanently at lp. Sure, one has to drive a few hours into the mts, but everyone always acts like getting there is an odyssey. It's not.

It's an odyssey when you have to take two flights to get to Albany and then drive a few hours after that to get to LP. I live in the South and my trips to Vancouver have been shorter than my trip to LP. It also adds the expense of a rental car or another form of transportation.

skatesindreams
10-31-2011, 02:46 PM
^^^
I've never been to Lake Placid.
Much as I would like to attend events there, the available transportation options are not feasible for me.
I'm in the South, also.

genevieve
10-31-2011, 02:58 PM
It's an odyssey when you have to take two flights to get to Albany and then drive a few hours after that to get to LP. I live in the South and my trips to Vancouver have been shorter than my trip to LP. It also adds the expense of a rental car or another form of transportation.
Not everyone drives :shuffle:

Just to show I'm not a total East Coast hater :P - I would LOVE if SA went to Atlanta :cheer2:

Jenna
10-31-2011, 03:01 PM
Lake Placid FTW. :P

Spinner
10-31-2011, 03:11 PM
Of course, Indianapolis would do very nicely. Great facilities, hotels and restaurants all within walking distance. 20 Minute drive for me ;)
Oooh, this! Indy is SO easy to navigate!

TanithandBenFan
10-31-2011, 03:16 PM
Not everyone drives :shuffle:

Then how do you get there? :confused: I tried to see if a bus from Albany was feasible last time, but the bus schedule wouldn't work out with the flight schedule.

cygnus
10-31-2011, 03:20 PM
Since it has been announced (in the JGP thread), that there's a JGP in Lake Placid over the Labour Day weekend 2012, I doubt that they would put SA there 6 weeks later.

But stranger things have happened ....

Rob
10-31-2011, 03:46 PM
How about:

Providence RI
Worcester MA
Norfolk VA
Albany NY
Hershey PA
Charlotte NC

I think all of those have arenas that house minor league hockey. Do they have skate club sponsors?

I'd do Hartford, Pittsburgh, Lake Placid, or Reading again too. Maybe I will finally see the Pagoda.

Debbie S
10-31-2011, 04:24 PM
I think all of those have arenas that house minor league hockey. Do they have skate club sponsors? I don't think a local skate club is needed as a sponsor for SA. It's an ISU event, so the USFSA is considered the LOC, I think.

I'd go for Hershey - that's an easy drive for me. Providence would be good, too - cheap, direct flight on SW. Same with Albany. Charlotte is also direct. I think Norfolk and Worcester are too far off the beaten path.

genevieve
10-31-2011, 04:26 PM
Then how do you get there? :confused:

that was my point - the requirement of a couple of hours of driving added on to whatever other travel is necessary makes LP a really challenging location.

my little pony
10-31-2011, 04:34 PM
we should be grateful if anyone bids on it noting this years attendance

siggy
10-31-2011, 04:48 PM
We'll be lucky if ANY city, ANYWHERE in the US will bid on SA. All I ask for is an easy airport to fly into, hotels close to arena and couple of restaurants. I'm only there for the skating.

I don't have any idea what is required to bid for the event, but there must be some reason for the lack of bids from many of the cities everyone mentions as ideal locations. Does anyone know?

Sylvia
10-31-2011, 04:52 PM
PDF documents from the USFS site:
2012 Skate America Bid Information (http://www.usfigureskating.org/Content/eventhosting/bidpackages/2012%20Skate%20America%20Bid%20Information.pdf) (8 pages)
Original bid timeline (outdated now):

Week of August 15, 2011 RFP distributed
Sept. 9, 2011 Response to RFP due to U.S. Figure Skating
Sept. 12-30, 2011 U.S. Figure Skating reviews proposals to host and will visit finalists for site review
Oct. 6, 2011 U.S. Figure Skating confirms site for 2012 Skate America
2012 Skate America Bid Application & Budget Forms (http://www.usfigureskating.org/Content/eventhosting/bidpackages/2012%20Skate%20America%20Bid%20Application%20&%20Budget%20Forms.pdf) (18 pages)

jenji124
10-31-2011, 05:04 PM
we should be grateful if anyone bids on it noting this years attendance

this, and what would happen in the case that no one did bid on it? is it just assigned or is the event cancelled?

Debbie S
10-31-2011, 05:38 PM
this, and what would happen in the case that no one did bid on it? is it just assigned or is the event cancelled?When similar stuff has happened with Regionals, USFS usually contacts a club that has hosted before and could do a good job and convinces/begs them to take it on.

If that's what SA 2012 comes to (begging a former host city), I can foresee it being in Lake Placid. Please, no.....