Greensboro 2015 US Nationals

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  1. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

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  2. Carolla5501

    Carolla5501 Well-Known Member

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    Just got an email. If you had tickets before or are a USFSA member tickets go on sale 2/1

    The All Event for the section I sat in last time is $350. Not horrible
  3. CoyoteChris

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    After looking at the seating chart and the "special" $995 front row seats, I am going for the $850 ones. The 24 million dollar arena makeover and real padded seats should improve this already great event.
    Faryn and Hill (I think) are back doing this and they listen to the fans and are easy to work with. I like the event being held there before. I will call them and see if the front row seats are folding chairs again...
  4. overedge

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    I see nothing about a shuttle :lynch:
  5. shan

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    :rofl:
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  7. Carolla5501

    Carolla5501 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think they had a good shuttle system last time did they
  8. Debbie S

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    I thought the shuttle system worked fine. I don't remember ever having to wait long at the arena, and the shuttle was usually at the hotel at the stated times. You always have to allot a bit more time to get somewhere. If you want to get to the arena at noon and it takes 10 minutes to get to the arena, don't depend on the shuttle that leaves at 11:50 to get you there at precisely the exact time. That's just common sense whenever using public transit.
  9. TanithandBenFan

    TanithandBenFan U.S. Ice Dance Junkie

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    The shuttle in Greensboro was great! There were even buses still out there the night security threatened us with the police if we didn't leave the arena. :lol:
  10. SkateFan66

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    I agree. The shuttle system was great. They even had buses waiting after the filming of the two skating segments that were part of the Rise premier, which finished long after the Skating Spectacular had concluded.
  11. paskatefan

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    The shuttle system worked out very well for us, too!
  12. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    I agree with all of the folks who said that the shuttle in Greensboro was terrific.
  13. Carolla5501

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    Where did it go. I know my hotel was not on a shuttle route:). But since it was a LOT cheaper to fly into Raleigh and drive to Greensboro I had a car. I bought the weekly parking pass and that was great. Hope they do that again, but.....
  14. gingerice

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    I agree with the group that the shuttle worked great. The transportation team did a great job counting spectators to make sure that every seat was filled on the bus. I decided to go at the last minute. I'm a 5.5 hour drive. I bought last minute tickets from a person that had club seats They club seats included food and drinks! The main hotel was HUGE. There was a mall in the parking lot of the hotel and other restaurants around the hotel. This was an enjoyable and easy nationals.
  15. Carolla5501

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    Found this under the FAQ

    Q: Will you be offering a shuttle service from area hotels?
    A: Plans for spectator shuttle service will be made available soon. Only Official Host Hotels of the 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships will have shuttle service.


    The offical hotels are the Shearton, Doubletree and Hampton Inn (as of right now, maybe the will add more doesn't seem like a lot to to me, but that Shearton is huge so maybe they won't have to?)

    Also the FAQ says mini-or weekend packages will be offerend this Fall.
  16. skipaway

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    Last time, I believe the Airport Marriott and Proximity Hotel had their own shuttles you could sign up for when you made your reservations. They may again
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    You thought you were making a joke but instead you called it into being!
  18. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    I loved the last US Nats in Greensboro and I'm excited to head back there in 2015. We didn't stay at one of the official hotels but walked to and from one of the official shuttle stops every day and had no problems aside from it being cold (we volunteered so we had automatic shuttle passes). :cheer:
  19. Carolla5501

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    Compared to Omaha Greensboro was balmy. :).

    And then we head to St Paul. Brrr........
  20. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    Oh my goodness....St. Paul was SOOOOO cold! People thought I was nuts for heading to St. Paul, MN, in January, on purpose, to sit in a cold arena, LOL :lol:
  21. Rob

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    Doubletree didn't have mini fridges in the rooms. Just in case you wanted to know.
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    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    $!0.00 extra a day if you wanted one.
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    Sale of All Event tickets goes on sale March 1 for the general public.
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    I was there and I though the shuttle was very good. A bit of a wait in the dark cold after the events, but nothing unbearable.
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    Their accomodation site is up on the website for any who want to start reserving rooms. My email from the 2015 committee also states in order to use the shuttles from each of the official hotels, you must have a room and book through the housing bureau.
    Accommodations
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    I just called the new Hampton Inn mentioned in the email. They do have mini refrigerators in each room.
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  28. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Copying over these recent posts from the dual 2015 Greensboro/2016 St. Paul Nationals thread (I think it's time to separate the 2 planning discussions?):
    Local Greensboro article about the 2015 Greensboro LOC hoping to utilize a similar marketing strategy as the U.S. Open men's & women's golf tournaments in Pinehurst did this year: http://www.news-record.com/news/local_news/article_90d3793e-f8e2-11e3-a53b-0017a43b2370.html
    (Wow, Brazil?!)

    Link to a related GSD thread: St. Paul Nationals (2016) All Event Tickets on Sale
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  29. Carolla5501

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    I booked my hotel. (Marriott by the airport at $85 a night) and my flight using my FF miles. It is going to have to be just championship weekend this year :(
  30. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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  31. OlieRow

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    Any idea when we'll find out the schedule for Greensboro? I'll need to submit my January vacation requests sometime within the next month or so and was hoping to make the drive up for at least the senior events. I'm figuring Thursday or Friday thru Sunday?
  32. TanithandBenFan

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    Pairs and ladies SPs are generally on Thursday. SD and men's SP on Friday. Men's LP is Sunday afternoon with the Exhibition Sunday night. That's the usual schedule.
  33. OlieRow

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    Thanks! My only USFS event was a cheesefest ~10 years ago but I figure I'm too close to miss out on Nationals.
  34. TanithandBenFan

    TanithandBenFan U.S. Ice Dance Junkie

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    You must experience it! Nationals is such an amazing event live!
  35. Debbie S

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    This. Warning: After you attend the first time, you'll be hooked and want to go again next year. ;)

    I went and poked around the event website to see if there was any new info posted and I saw a note that single-session tickets will go on sale (Ticketmaster) on Sept 5.

    I also saw that they have changed the start date from what it was originally - Jan 17 (Sat) now appears to be the first comp day with Friday the 16th the first practice day. There is a note that they will post "a schedule" (I'm guessing at this point, it will just be a list of which events are on which days) in a few weeks. I don't know when that was posted so don't know when "a few weeks" might be, but probably good to start checking periodically.

    Moving up the start date must be their way of squeezing everything onto only 2 ice surfaces. Their rep at Nats this year told people they were trying to not need a 3rd surface and I was skeptical, but I guess they found a way? I wouldn't expect the Senior events to change - their sched is pretty much dictated by the TV contract. It will be interesting to see how they fit in the Juv and Int events. I wonder if they will have them all the first weekend/early in the week.
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  36. acraven

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    Thanks so much for posting your discovery, Debbie. It will probably alter my car-rental and hotel reservations and my roommate's vacation request.
  37. TanithandBenFan

    TanithandBenFan U.S. Ice Dance Junkie

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    The times for each event will have to be posted for the single-event tickets, so we should know the schedule by Sept. 5!
  38. OlieRow

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    I figured that will happen!! We'll see what things look like in Sept when the single event stuff goes on sale. In the meantime, I'll start thinking about who I want to harass into coming with me.
  39. Debbie S

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    Schedule listing events by day is now posted. For segments with multiple events, only the first start time is listed. They probably won't know exact times until after Sectionals in mid-Nov. As I suspected, they will be doing the Juv and Int events the first weekend, with Novice events starting on Sun and Mon.

    What's kind of cool for the lower levels is many of the Sat events - Juv freeskates and Int SP's - will be in the main arena.
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  40. HisWeirness

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    @Debbie S can you provide a link or brief rundown of the schedule?

    Nevermind. Found it:
    http://www.northcarolina2015.com/EventInfo/Schedule.aspx

    Main Ice refers to the Greensboro Coliseum's main arena. Secondary Ice refers to the Greensboro Coliseum Complex's Special Events Center. Both sheets of ice are under one roof!


    January 16: Official Practice Day.

    Saturday, January 17

    Session 1 – Main Ice
    9:30 am

    · Intermediate Pairs Short
    · Juvenile Girls Free Skate
    · Juvenile Pairs Free Skate
    · Juvenile Boys Free Skate
    · Intermediate Men Short
    · Intermediate Ladies Short

    Session 2 – Secondary Ice
    10:45 am

    · Juvenile Pattern Dance
    · Intermediate Pattern Dance


    Sunday, January 18

    Session 3 – Secondary Ice
    1:00 pm

    · Juvenile Free Dance
    · Intermediate Men Free Skate
    · Intermediate Ladies Free Skate

    Session 4 – Main Ice
    6:00 pm

    · Novice Pattern Dance
    · Novice Ladies Short


    Monday, January 19

    Session 5 – Secondary Ice
    10:15 am

    · Intermediate Pairs Free Skate
    · Intermediate Free Dance

    Session 6 – Main Ice
    1:30 pm

    · Novice Pairs Short
    · Novice Men Short
    · Novice Ladies Free Skate


    Tuesday, January 20

    Session 7 – Main Ice
    9:30 am

    · Novice Free Dance
    · Novice Men Free Skate

    Session 8 – Main Ice
    6:00 pm

    · Junior Pairs Short


    Wednesday, January 21

    Session 9 – Main Ice
    1:45 pm

    · Junior Men Short
    · Novice Pairs Free Skate

    Session 10 – Main Ice
    6:15 pm

    · Junior Short Dance
    · Junior Ladies Short


    Thursday, January 22

    Session 11 – Main Ice
    11:00 am

    · Junior Pairs Free Skate

    Session 12 – Main Ice
    4:30 pm

    · Championship Pairs Short

    Session 13 – Main Ice
    7:00 pm

    · Opening Ceremonies
    · Championship Ladies Short


    Friday, January 23

    Session 14 – Main Ice
    10:30 am

    · Junior Men Free Skate
    · Junior Free Dance
    · Junior Ladies Free Skate

    Session 15 – Main Ice
    5:15 pm

    · Championship Short Dance

    Session 16 – Main Ice


    8:15 pm
    · Championship Men Short


    Saturday, January 24

    Session 17 – Main Ice
    10:45 am

    · Championship Free Dance (groups 3-4)
    · Championship Pairs (group 3)

    Session 18 – Main Ice
    2:30 pm

    · Championship Free Dance (groups 1-2)
    · Championship Pairs (groups 1-2)

    Session 19 – Main Ice
    6:45 pm

    · Championship Ladies Free Skate


    Sunday, January 25

    Session 20 – Main Ice
    1:45 pm

    · Championship Men Free Skate

    Session 21 – Main Ice
    7:15 pm

    · Smucker’s Skating Spectacular
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