Skate America 2012

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by pat c, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Reuven

    Reuven Official FSU Alte Kacher

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    I vote for Portland.......Maine. :) We had two SAs back in the Eighties. We have an international Jetport, and TONS of restaurants and hotels right near the Civic Center. But I know that’s not gonna happen.
    Boston would be good, too
     
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  2. sk9tingfan

    sk9tingfan Well-Known Member

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    Portland is absolutely wonderful and extremely traveler freindly. Lots to see outside of skating and absolutely wonderful food, including but not limited to lobster! :D
     
  3. Dave of the North

    Dave of the North Well-Known Member

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    Me too..easy driving distance for me. Though I'm going to Skate Canada in Windsor; not sure if I can take that much time off.
     
  4. Rob

    Rob Beach Bum

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    I'd love to go to Portland, Maine. I have never been to Maine, and I have always wanted to go.
     
  5. rhumba

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    Do we know who made the bid? Since the weather has been so weird, I'd prefer warmer climate and avoid any location with potential snow storm/blizzard.
     
  6. Rob

    Rob Beach Bum

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    I haven't seen anything on actual bids - so far we are all just wishing and speculating.
     
  7. Jayar

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    I vote for Fargo, ND. :sekret::shuffle:
     
  8. Impromptu

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    Well, that's an easy drive from Minneapolis.

    It's also a boring drive from Minneapolis.
     
  9. DimaToe

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    ....Orlando FL!!!!! :D Or would that be too big of a city?
     
  10. Debbie S

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    92 Nats were in Orlando, and from what I have read, I think it will be a long time before USFS puts another event there. But Tampa has a fairly large skating community (and is home to E/L and the Peterson/Johnston training group) so that might be an option.
     
  11. Dave of the North

    Dave of the North Well-Known Member

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    As long as there are no wood chippers in the vicinity of the rink...:shuffle:
     
  12. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

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    What happened at 92 Nats?
     
  13. Debbie S

    Debbie S Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure the FSUers who attended can offer more details than me, but I've heard there were a lot of organizational and financial problems. The host club was eventually thrown out of the USFSA.
     
  14. Rob

    Rob Beach Bum

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  15. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

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    Is it probable that we'll know 2014 Nationals location before we know this year's Skate America?

    It is interesting to note that we know the bidders for '14 Nats but not for Skate America. Is that a bad sign?
     
  16. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    I had wondered why Orlamdo, with all its' facilities and advantages for visitors, had never gotten another event. I think I know why, now.
    What an embarrassment!
     
  17. chipso1

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    I'm all for that! The Fargodome would be a great place to host it. :cheer:
     
  18. Rob

    Rob Beach Bum

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    Skate America location has been announced the last few years somewhere between late January and mid March.
     
  19. 000lislis000

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    I don't know where it will be, but I know the dates are: Oct 17-21

    TENTATIVE EVENT SCHEDULE

    Wednesday, Oct. 17 Arrival of delegations and event load-in of arena
    Thursday, Oct. 18 Official practice sessions and officials dinner
    Friday, Oct. 19 Session 1 (evening) – Short Dance and Ladies Short Program competitions
    Saturday, Oct. 20
    Session 2 (afternoon) – Free Dance (Finals) & Ladies Free Skate (Finals)
    Session 3 (evening) – Pairs Short Program & Men’s Short Program
    Sunday, Oct. 21
    Session 4 (afternoon) – Pairs Free Skate & Men’s Free Skate
    Session 5 – Skating Spectacular (top five place-winners in show format)
    Monday, Oct. 22 Departure of all delegation members
     
  20. victoriaheidi

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  21. Rob

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    Maybe the tourism bureau didn't think they needed to get behind anything other than Disney and the other theme parks?
     
  22. CoyoteChris

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    I think you are a very wise person. The IT person at USFS just quit out of disgust, as other folk have. Word from a very reliable sourse is that Nats 2014 will be Boston, St. Paul, Greensboro, or possibly Denver.
     
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  23. chipso1

    chipso1 Well-Known Member

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    I sure wish they'd announce it soon. This wait is a little ridiculous, especially for those trying to plan their time off from work this year. :shuffle:

    I hope attendance is good this year. Last year had to have been an all-time low. I couldn't believe how empty the sessions were! :slinkaway
     
  24. lmarie086

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    ^Where was it last year? I forget already. But yes, I agree on wishing they'd hurry it up on the announcement, I want to try to go if it's anywhere nearby!
     
  25. Debbie S

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    It was in Ontario, CA, east of L.A. I think the location was announced in early March.
     
  26. TanithandBenFan

    TanithandBenFan U.S. Ice Dance Junkie

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    Portland 2010 wasn't announced until May, so it could still be awhile!
     
  27. lmarie086

    lmarie086 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Debbie S! But ugh, I certainly hope that we don't have to wait until May!
     
  28. Dee2e

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    Last year, SA and Nationals were both held in the same area. That usually results in lower attendance. I really think the two events should be in different parts of the Country to attract higher attendance. I wish they'd go back to rotating regions as well. But that's my two cents.
     
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  29. Sparks

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    Yes. We all need to chill.
     
  30. doubleturn

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    I'd vote for Boston. Easy commuter rail transport options and I'd get to sleep at home. :D
     
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