Skate Canada 2012

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

  1. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

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    Just be prepared to have them ask you if you are a figure skater ;)
     
  2. kimkom

    kimkom Two Pot Screamer

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  3. Nan

    Nan Just me

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    I may not be able to talk for laughing if they ask either my sister or I that question. :rofl:

    Sis says she will bring crocheting for the down times. You think they will make her an honorary Canadian? ;)
     
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  4. Dave of the North

    Dave of the North Well-Known Member

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    Anybody else get their tickets yet? We're in section 104 row I (letter I). We're behind the judges or directly across from them.
     
  5. kimkom

    kimkom Two Pot Screamer

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    You're directly across from the judges, Dave.

    I'm in Section 107, Row B, Seats 1-2. I like the corners. :lol:
     
  6. Nan

    Nan Just me

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    Section 103, Row G.
     
  7. Fridge_Break

    Fridge_Break Well-Known Member

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    Any chance they have Cyber Monday deals going on? :p
     
  8. 4rkidz

    4rkidz plotting, planning and travelling

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    Where are you guys staying? did you book anything yet?
     
  9. kimkom

    kimkom Two Pot Screamer

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    I was looking at Google Earth last night, and it seems there isn't much nearby.

    It seems to be one of the closest, so I'm wondering if the Caesar Windsor Hotel and CASINO might be fun. :shuffle:
     
  10. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow dancing

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    You stay there and I might be convinced to not cross the border each day. :lol:
     
  11. kimkom

    kimkom Two Pot Screamer

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    :D I'm seriously considering it. I'll have to see what my mom says; she's coming with me this time.
     
  12. cygnus

    cygnus Liberal Furry

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    I've booked a room at Caesar's. Should be fun! :)
     
  13. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow dancing

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    A bit pricey :shuffle: but I suppose if I save up....
     
  14. kimkom

    kimkom Two Pot Screamer

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    Cool! I'm going to book one there today! :cheer2:
     
  15. kina

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    no wonder i had such bad seats when i went to 2010 nationals. i had bought them a few months before. i guess the great seats go a year in advance.
     
  16. 4rkidz

    4rkidz plotting, planning and travelling

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    I"m in..:cool: All booked..
     
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  17. kimkom

    kimkom Two Pot Screamer

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    Me too!
     
  18. 4rkidz

    4rkidz plotting, planning and travelling

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    :summer: looks like we could get into lots of trouble there..:shuffle: I'll check it out as likely staying there in June for the Grand Prix (car racing) in detroit..
     
  19. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow dancing

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    We had decent seats (not rinkside - about 12 rows up) this year and I think we bought them about a month in advance.
     
  20. kina

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    oh, i was across from the judges, so i had the skaters' backs to me more often than not and i was in the highest row. i could still see, but i felt like it would have been so much better if i were closer. i think that's what is stopping me from going to see skating again -- i don't want to end up with seats again, but i doubt i'd be able to buy early enough to get the great seats.
     
  21. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow dancing

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    We were across from the judges too - the only thing you really miss, IMO, is the playing to the judges and that's no real loss to me.

    Maybe the sections to the left or right of the judges would work for you? Those may be available later.
     
  22. Matryeshka

    Matryeshka Well-Known Member

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    So...dumb question, but what are the dates for SC? I can't find them on the website.
     
  23. pat c

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  24. Theatregirl1122

    Theatregirl1122 Well-Known Member

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    Reviving this thread because I'm seriously considering going to SC if I get the time off. I'm thinking of visiting friends at U of M and then renting a car and driving to Windsor. Anyone have any experience with crossing the boarder in a rental? Is it a problem?

    Also, I was wondering if anyone might be looking for a hotel roommate. I promise to try not to get ridiculously lost or have any major car troubles this year. ;)
     
  25. purple skates

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    I doubt crossing in a rental would be an issue. In all my years I've never been asked for car papers. Whether or not I have renegade apples? Now that's a different story.

    (Mom and I will probably go, but commute. Windsor is just too close to justify a hotel.)
     
  26. Emdee

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    Please check the rules - while its easy to cross into the US in a rental there are rules or used to be rules for crossing the border in Canada with a US rental. It would pity if you reached the border and were not allowed in.
     
  27. purple skates

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    I just did a quick google search, and it looks like it used to be a problem for Canadians in a US rental, but not Americans in a US rental.

    However, it is good advice to check with the border crossing folks just to be sure. :)
     
  28. Dave of the North

    Dave of the North Well-Known Member

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    And also let the rental company know.
     
  29. Theatregirl1122

    Theatregirl1122 Well-Known Member

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    I know Kasey did it last year, I'll have to see if I can find out what she came up with.
     
  30. Japanfan

    Japanfan Well-Known Member

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    I'm confused - is this Skate Canada 2013?