Assignments coming out May 21. Guess it IS before the congress this year. Oh, ISU, so wacky.
another Washington state hosting. after spokane and everett in 2002 and 2008 respectively Kent gets its turn. Time for USFSA to announce 2014 Nationals.
USFS' press release: http://www.usfsa.org/Story.asp?id=48048&type=mediaIce dancer Ben Agosto, who now lives and coaches in the Seattle area, will serve as the event's honorary chairperson.
"Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden
Too many West Coast events. URG! Bad choice!
Yet another event I'm not going to. Does USFSA hate the East Coast? This is getting ridiculous.
I'm disappointed it's not more convenient for the East Coast, but glad that they have local clubs in the Pacific West willing to support and put on the event.
"The Devil is joining in, and that's never a good sign." Phil Liggett
WA fans will fill seats; they have proven this in the past. Not saying the east coast couldn't/wouldn't do the same, but they may be playing it safe after last year's sad, empty event
Last edited by PinkFeathers; 05-04-2012 at 07:43 PM. Reason: clarity
Ben Augusto lives in Seattle? I didn't know! I want to run into him
also, being so close, I will definetly be going this year!
Either East Coast clubs aren't doing a good job with bidding or bidding at all or someone at the USFS Headquarters just likes going to the West Coast.
Actually, I don't think clubs are even involved in the awarding of Nats anymore. The past few years, it has seemed to be some sort of local tourism or sports/business group that handled the bid process and the event organization.
Kent is 3133 miles for me! It might as well be in China!
I was under the impression that the USFSA has been delaying the announcements because of the lack of options, not the other way around.
For me, it does not matter if it is East Coast or West Coast. I live in the deep South; therefore, I know that if I want to attend skating events (competition or exhibition) I have to travel long distance.