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    2012 Finlandia Trophy

    According to Oct. 2012 IFS Fernades and Hanuy are going to compete at FL Trophy.

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    The final day of the entires was yesterday, but there is still not anything in the STLL (Finnish figure skating association) page. I´ll try to follow the best I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by care bear View Post
    According to Oct. 2012 IFS Fernades and Hanuy are going to compete at FL Trophy.
    Seriously? Too good to be true. Some other entries I've heard are as well.

    Now I'm already worrying about withdrawals.
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    Here's the official site http://www.stll.fi/finlandia_trophy/

    And the dates are October 5-7th.

    A tentative schedule

    Friday, October 5 at 17.00 - 21.30
    Short Program Men
    Opening Ceremony
    Short Program Synchronized Skating

    Saturday, October 6 at 13.30 - 22.00
    Short Program Ladies
    Short Dance Ice Dance
    Free Skating Men

    Sunday, October 7 at 12.00 - 17.45
    Free Dance Ice Dance
    Free Skating Ladies
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    Paolo Bacchini and Cappellini/Lanotte are going to compete at this event.
    A grumpy Canadian will always be nicer than a polite Milanese

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    I just spoke with the FFSA, they are going to have a meeting this evening and decide the final participants. Pingu´s information seems to be correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnice View Post
    I just spoke with the FFSA, they are going to have a meeting this evening and decide the final participants. Pingu´s information seems to be correct.
    Uhm maybe it's time for me to visit Finland. Can I reach Espoo by train from Helsinky?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pingu View Post
    Uhm maybe it's time for me to visit Finland. Can I reach Espoo by train from Helsinky?
    Not by train, but easily by bus (and after a couple of years by metro).

    Info about the nice venue: http://www.baronaareena.com/en/

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingu View Post
    Uhm maybe it's time for me to visit Finland. Can I reach Espoo by train from Helsinky?
    You are very warmly welcome, Pingu, and just PM me if you need some more information!
    But as Maija said, it is easy to take a bus from Helsinki to Barona Arena. I am just trying to figure out some inexpensive accomodation nearby - Espoo is not full of hotels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnice View Post
    You are very warmly welcome, Pingu, and just PM me if you need some more information!
    But as Maija said, it is easy to take a bus from Helsinki to Barona Arena. I am just trying to figure out some inexpensive accomodation nearby - Espoo is not full of hotels.
    I would love to come!! It would be a great self made present (or whatever that's called) for my birthday But after looking at my bank account, I'm not that sure I could make it if I don't find a job soon
    Do you know if there is going to be a live stream for the competitions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pingu View Post
    I would love to come!! It would be a great self made present (or whatever that's called) for my birthday But after looking at my bank account, I'm not that sure I could make it if I don't find a job soon
    Do you know if there is going to be a live stream for the competitions?
    There might be, but again, it might be geoblocked

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    Sorry if this seems like a 'rude Amerikan' question, but is Finlandia always in such a large venue? (7000+ seats?)

    I guess looking at that site surprised me. I am thinking the venue for the new Senior B to be held in the US in mid-September will hold a LOT less people.
    I meant to take the high road.... but I missed the exit.

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    Dear Peibeck, we accept your rudeness because you are totally right, it has not been as big. Barona Arena is a new place, yhe competitiom used to take place in Valtti Areena, Tikkurila, with abou 3000 seats. It was often full, though.

    I guess the organizers dream to get GP status to FT, if ISU decides to enlarge the series to 7 or even 8 competitions.

    Barona Arena is as comfortable as Hartwall, the venue of 1999 Worlds and 2009 Europeans.

    (And it is only 30 mins drive from me and 10 mins from Older Boy Finnice´s apartement...)

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    Hanyu and Fernandes will made FT too.

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    If Hanyu and Fernandes will come, I'll be in heaven!
    Any news about the other participants yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnice View Post
    I am just trying to figure out some inexpensive accomodation nearby - Espoo is not full of hotels.
    Quote Originally Posted by Finnice View Post
    10 mins from Older Boy Finnice´s apartement...
    Older Boy Finnice does not want his mum (& maybe some friends?) to stay over for a weekend?

    I'm ecstatic about the competition and the fact that it's moved to Barona Areena! It's warm and it's a 5-min walk from my front door, wheeeeee!! Unfortunately I had to give up the free all-event ticket I won because I found out the seats won't be good. I ended up buying a ticket yesterday in the lower half in section 209!

    Aaahhhh I still can't believe the competition is held in the middle of where I live. I'm just gonna walk over to the Tapiola center (that's where the official hotel is) and hang out there all day on Wednesday and Thursday and do some serious stalking & lobby chicking.

    Like Finnice & Maija said, Barona Areena is easy to reach from Kamppi (in Helsinki city centre) by buses 105, 107 and 109. It takes about 15 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kati View Post
    If Hanyu and Fernandes will come, I'll be in heaven!
    Any news about the other participants yet?
    Fernandes will be for sure - he said in interwie for IFS
    Last edited by pani; 08-29-2012 at 11:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnice View Post
    Barona Arena is a new place, yhe competitiom used to take place in Valtti Areena, Tikkurila, with abou 3000 seats. It was often full, though.
    Yes, but only some years ago it used to be in Helsinki Ice Hall, which was a bigger place than Valtti Areena. Also on Helsinki Areena the eating was easier than in Valtti areena. I wonder about Barona arena in that respect...

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    Johnny Weir just tweeted: "Pack your bags! We're going to Finland in October!"
    "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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Johnny Weir just tweeted: "Pack your bags! We're going to Finland in October!"
    Seriously? That's beyond fabulous! Johnny
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