Any announcement of Skate America location yet?

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by stejoho40, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. stejoho40

    stejoho40 Active Member

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    Has a site been announced yet and if not any idea what time of year they usually announce it?
     
  2. Rob

    Rob Beach Bum

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    Maybe May. If we are lucky.

    In fact let's just get it all over with right here:

    East :argue: West
    Lake Placid :argue: no airport
    Mid-West :argue: shuttles
    14 hours driving :argue: 8 hour flight, 2 trains, 5 hour bus ride
    :lynch: Reading :lynch: Sarasota :lynch: Providence
    :lynch Portland :lynch Detroit :lynch: 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 :drama:
     
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  3. Moto Guzzi

    Moto Guzzi Well-Known Member

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    :watch::watch::watch:
     
  4. euterpe

    euterpe Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  5. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    I heard the announcement could be made "soon."
     
  6. keep n spin n

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    Maybe Detroit!!! Lots of skaters live close by... USA, Canada!!!
     
  7. TanithandBenFan

    TanithandBenFan U.S. Ice Dance Junkie

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    I would love Detroit - a direct flight!!
     
  8. Matryeshka

    Matryeshka Well-Known Member

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    I would love it if SA would just cater to my every needs. Then it could stop all this :argue: 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.
     
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  9. Carolla5501

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    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
     
  10. pvkirby

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    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.
     
  11. manhn

    manhn Well-Known Member

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    Spokane is in East Washington.
     
  12. kirkbiggestfan

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    With US Nationals in Boston, it sadly won't be Providence, or my skating tickets budget is going to explode next year.
     
  13. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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  14. Eladola

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    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
     
  15. Lacey

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    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.
     
  16. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    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)
     
  17. overedge

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    Kent is east of Seattle.....
     
  18. dots

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    I hope that person is wrong wrong wrong!!!


    Why can't Los Angeles not host an event!!!!! :drama:
     
  19. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

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    Didn't LA have Worlds just a few years ago? :shuffle:
     
  20. marysy

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    ^ 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.
     
  21. Impromptu

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    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).
     
  22. lexeoe

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    could it be lake placid again?
     
  23. Fudove

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    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.
     
  24. DarrellH

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    Greensboro
     
  25. FSfan107

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    I would love that! :)
     
  26. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    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)
     
  27. BlueRidge

    BlueRidge AYS's snark-sponge

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    ooh
     
  28. pollyanna

    pollyanna playing the Glad Game

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    I like.
     
  29. peibeck

    peibeck Letting Poje be on top

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    Detroit would certainly be convenient for the skaters/teams which train there, and I think there are direct international flights there as well. :cheer2:
     
  30. skategal

    skategal Bunny slave

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    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.