Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by stejoho40, Mar 19, 2013.
Has a site been announced yet and if not any idea what time of year they usually announce it?
Maybe May. If we are lucky.
In fact let's just get it all over with right here:
Lake Placid no airport
14 hours driving 8 hour flight, 2 trains, 5 hour bus ride
Reading Sarasota Providence
:lynch Portland :lynch Detroit San Jose
I have an empty lot in Snow Hill Maryland they can have it in. No hotels or airport. Who needs those if no-one will go after all the Worlds
The announcement gets later and later every year. No city seems to want SA. It's so early in the season that the skaters aren't ready for prime time yet. And then there are the last-minute withdrawals.
I heard the announcement could be made "soon."
Maybe Detroit!!! Lots of skaters live close by... USA, Canada!!!
I would love Detroit - a direct flight!!
I would love it if SA would just cater to my every needs. Then it could stop all this nonsense, as the only person it would have to please would be me. Hear that IJS--start kowtowing to me or I will type very angrily in your general direction and cast aspersions on your intelligence and sexual proclivities of your ancestors.
And have you read the RFP from USFSA? No wonder no one wants it. They want to be treated as if they were bringing the Super Bowl to town LOL
I was told by a skater at Worlds that it probably be in the east and would be announced in two weeks. We shall see.
Spokane is in East Washington.
With US Nationals in Boston, it sadly won't be Providence, or my skating tickets budget is going to explode next year.
Is it a certainty though that it'll be the first GP competition ?
Seeing as the GPF is in JPN, I'm afraid they might mix it up to not let the NHK competitors suffer,
Afraid because i'll be in north america from sep - nov only
With US Nats in Boston, I was thinking maybe not east coast this year, I ceretainly can't afford two comps or two weeks off.
The Salt Lake Senior B will be in mid-September, I've heard.
The order for the GP this fall is:
18 - 20 Oct. Hilton HHonors Skate America, TBA, USA
25 - 27 Oct. Skate Canada International, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada
1 - 3 Nov. Cup of China, Beijing, China
8 - 10 Nov. NHK Trophy, Tokyo , Japan
15 - 17 Nov. Trophee Bompard, Paris , France
22 - 24 Nov. Rostelecom Cup, Moscow, Russia
5 - 8 Dec. Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final (Combined Juniors and Seniors), Fukuoka, Japan
The ISU has announced the dates and order of the GP in the fall of 2014 in ISU Communication No. 1784: http://isu.sportcentric.net/db//files/serve.php?id=4397
Season 2014/15 (all host cities to be announced):
October 24 – 26, 2014 USA
October 31 – November 2, 2014 Canada
November 7 – 9, 2014 China
November 14 – 16, 2014 France
November 21 – 23, 2014 Russia
November 28 – 30, 2014 Japan
December 11 – 14, 2014 Final (host city not yet determined)
Kent is east of Seattle.....
I hope that person is wrong wrong wrong!!!
Why can't Los Angeles not host an event!!!!!
Didn't LA have Worlds just a few years ago?
^ 2009 Worlds was in Los Angeles, and 2011 Skate America was in Ontario, very close to Los Angeles.
Skate America has been on the West Coast for the past 3 years, so if the above rumor is true, seems to make sense that it'd be the East Coast's turn this year.
Oh, if we get to take turns, it hasn't been in the Midwest since 1998 (it was in Colorado Springs in 2001, but that's not exactly midwest... more like southwest).
could it be lake placid again?
As much as I would vote for the Carolinas, Atlanta or Florida..... I think you are right about it moving toward the east. I think Chicago, Cleveland and Detroit have a great chance of consideration with the later two being on eastcoast time zone for better TV cooperation.
I would love that!
Tweeted by Jo-Ann Barnas, formerly of the Detroit Free Press:
"Not confirmed, but hearing out of Detroit that @USFigureSkating 's Skate America a REAL possibility this fall" (Joe Louis Arena)
Detroit would certainly be convenient for the skaters/teams which train there, and I think there are direct international flights there as well.
We have a direct flight from here (eastcoast Canada) to Detroit.
If it's there, I'll have to decide if I'd rather drive 5 hrs to SC or hop a flight for SA and possibly do a layover enroute to California for vacation this fall.
This would be wonderful!
off to check if there's a Detroit, Washington
seriously, though, I've never been to Detroit, that could be fun
I've been to Detroit and it wasn't fun but maybe its better now, that was 30 years ago.
As long as I don't have to visit my cousin, I'm up for it.
Would this be the first major event in Detroit since the "whack"?
(And if so can you imagine the overzealous security.. if there is anything we do well in America it's "closing the barn door after the cow escapes" AKA "it won't happen here again even if we have to drive everyone crazy")
I have to say that I am "part of the problem" with Skate America. I am one of those fans who goes "eh.. not traveling for this" After Ontario I was kind of like unless it's my backyard again I won't bother. Skaters aren't ready, withdrawals etc.. Just not stellar event IMHO.
Please tell me Joe Louis Arena has been seriously refurbished and updated since 1994.
Detroit has had SA after 1994.
True, but I don't think it was Joe Louis. I think it was Cobo Hall?
I think the last skate America was in Detroit was 1997 and it was at Cobo. Everyone give Detroit a chance. The hotels close by are great and there are many great restaurants. The JLA is older but serviceable. Detroit/Windsor area is a great place to have Skate America.
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