Greensboro 2015 US Nationals

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by shan, Jan 18, 2013.

  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

    overedge Well-Known Member

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

    shan Well-Known Member

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    :rofl:
     
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  6. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Happy Russian Hunger Games!

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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

    Debbie S Well-Known Member

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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

    Carolla5501 Well-Known Member

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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

    Carolla5501 Well-Known Member

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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
     
  17. Theatregirl1122

    Theatregirl1122 Well-Known Member

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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

    Rob Beach Bum

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

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    $!0.00 extra a day if you wanted one.
     
  23. skipaway

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    Sale of All Event tickets goes on sale March 1 for the general public.
     
  24. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  25. skipaway

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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
     
  26. jkl

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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 On to Nationals!

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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 On to Nationals!

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