Skate Canada 2014 is in Kelowna

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by pat c, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. Eladola

    Eladola Active Member

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    Damn.

    31 oct - 2 nov ?
    That's late :\
  2. AJ Skatefan

    AJ Skatefan Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info. I hope I can go!
  3. manhn

    manhn Well-Known Member

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    While surfing the net, I noticed how centrally located the arena is. And so many coffeehouses! And there's a 20K race in Penticton (which I've never been to either) on Sunday (so, I skip the Gala--boohoo).

    I'm going...
  4. Really

    Really No longer just a "well-known member" Yay!

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  5. SandraMGfan

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    I love it when Skate Canada plans my next trips to B.C.!! :)
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  6. manhn

    manhn Well-Known Member

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    You're going?!?! Yay!
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    :cheer2:
  8. SandraMGfan

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    I found out about 5 min ago - but I will seriously be considering it! :) and I've never been to SC!
  9. LadyNit

    LadyNit moving right along Staff Member

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    Wooooooohooooooooooooooooo!!! This I have to see! Yay Skate Canada, we'll be there for sure. :biggrinbo
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  10. UMBS Go Blue

    UMBS Go Blue KWEEN 2016! YES WE KWAN!

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    Hmmm... if I can have LadyNit and SilverFox sitting on my lap as we all sip quality BC vino, this might be quite interesting. :psoty: :rockstar:
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  12. alilou

    alilou Crazy Stalker Lady

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    I will be able to go to Skate Canada 2014 :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:


    (I can see everyone is so excited about SC being in Kelowna that no-one responded to the thread :shuffle:)

    ETA I see now the thread is only 2 days old, not months as I thought :eek:
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  13. JasperBoy

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    I think there was an earlier thread about this. At least, I remember replying, with glee, that I would be there!
  14. victorskid

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  15. Vash01

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    At least it's on the west coast. Still, may not be close enough for me to go, but you never know.
  16. alilou

    alilou Crazy Stalker Lady

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    No wonder I was confused. (Rushing to read the other thread now :))
  17. alilou

    alilou Crazy Stalker Lady

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    Hooray hooray hooray I can go to SC 2014 :cheer2:

    Carpooling from Van please please please :)

    The two hotels closest to the arena are already fully booked :eek:

    I just booked a room at Kelowna Inn and Suites, 1.8 km from the arena. The room has 2 queen size beds so if anyone is interested in sharing to save costs PM me. It looks pretty good. I've been to Kelowna many many times, it's a great place. (well maybe not so much at the end of October brrrrr :))

    http://www.booking.com/hotel/ca/kel...TB7R4sq7YIVTAczMDuVw2IITr5ntWsbIeYVubOsuS9/bf

    http://www.kelownainnandsuites.com
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    Is anyone interested in carpooling from Victoria? I'm happy to drive, but would be more happy to share ferry costs, and have company for the drive.
  20. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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  21. manhn

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    $100,000 for shuttles!
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  22. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    And plenty of red and white yarn!
  23. overedge

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    The way the BC govt has treated amateur sports in the past, that's $100,000 that's probably going to be subtracted from the funding that's usually available to sport clubs and organizations. And I'm sure the fact that Clark is the MLA for Kelowna has nothing, absolutely nothing, to do with this grant :rolleyes:
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  25. manhn

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    Wow, $185 for the best tickets! With taxes, ticket surcharges, etc. probably over $200. I can't remember Skate Canada in Saint John being that expensive or am I forgetting things? Certainly, it's more expensive than Skate America.
  26. The Observer

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    Hmm. Interesting. Well, living in the Vancouver area is much more expensive than living in the Maritimes. Housing is much more expensive on the west coast than out east - my cousin used to live in Vancouver but found it so expensive, just to have an apartment, compared to what it costs in Ontario, Quebec, etc.

    Perhaps the higher prices on the west coast carry over to sporting events and a higher cost of living for everything else too?
  27. overedge

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    Kelowna is far enough away from Vancouver that the cost of living in Vancouver is not relevant. The main effect in Kelowna is that the cost of housing there is going up due to increased demand, from people fleeing expensive Vancouver. But you certainly can't blame the cost of Skate Canada in Kelowna on the cost of living in Vancouver.

    I would guess that because Kelowna is a secondary destination by air, i.e. not a major center, it's more expense to stage Skate Canada there because of travel costs. It's going to cost more to get officials, skaters, judges, etc., there than it would if it were in, say, Vancouver or Toronto.
  28. made_in_canada

    made_in_canada INTJ

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    Also, keep in mind it's a fairly small rink. The cheap seats really aren't bad at all. You could be in the top row and still be seeing everything easily.
  29. The Observer

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    Kelowna is also now the riding of the Premier of British Columbia, Christy Clark.
  30. Japanfan

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    Mr. Japanfan and I are planning to drive and have room for at least two more people - three could possibly share the back seat.