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    US Nationals - back to Greensboro, NC in 2015 & St. Paul, MN in 2016

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    While it was hard to explain to coworkers why I was going to St Paul in January for vacation, both cities did a great job the last time they hosted and I'm sure they'll do a good job again. Thanks to all the club members and volunteers for committing to put in all the hours necessary to put on Nats!
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    BRING IT BACK TO ATLANTA!!!

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    I will definitely go to Greensboro again, but not sure about St. Paul. I don't know if I want to be in a place so cold that you have to stay indoors the whole time. And I remember reading some stories from FSUers about getting lost in the habitrail, lol.

    I liked the experience in Greensboro, but I wish there had been things to do in the area other than the skating. I always like to sightsee a little when I visit a place for a skating comp, and I remember Tuesday and part of Wednesday were kind of dead and it would have been nice to have something else to do. Maybe they'll move the JN events to earlier in the week. Or maybe I should volunteer. I've never done that at Nats.

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    There's lots to see in the Twin Cities, and we've had pretty mild January's as of late. Last year there was no snow and temperatures in the high 30's and 40's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie S View Post
    I liked the experience in Greensboro, but I wish there had been things to do in the area other than the skating. I always like to sightsee a little when I visit a place for a skating comp, and I remember Tuesday and part of Wednesday were kind of dead and it would have been nice to have something else to do. Maybe they'll move the JN events to earlier in the week. Or maybe I should volunteer. I've never done that at Nats.
    Fellow FSU-er Nan and I went to a winery one of those afternoons and did the tour and had samples and shopped.

    ETA: Debbie, you may also want to remember the US may be hosting Worlds in 2016 as well, so you may want to consider that instead of St. Paul Nats?
    Last edited by peibeck; 11-28-2012 at 06:35 PM.
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    Grr. At least I'll be out of college by then, so it should be easier to get around at that time of year, but still...soooo cold for a SoCal girl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peibeck View Post
    Fellow FSU-er Nan and I went to a winery one of those afternoons and did the tour and had samples and shopped.
    Got a great bottle of wine, too.
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    Woo-hoo for Greensboro!!! At least it won't conflict with the NHL All-Star Game again and cause me to miss it LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by victoriaheidi View Post
    Grr. At least I'll be out of college by then, so it should be easier to get around at that time of year, but still...soooo cold for a SoCal girl!
    The heated skyways are your friend.

    I'm hoping to make it to Greensboro too!

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    Thus we may assume that Skate America will be on the West Coast.

    Just shoot me and get it over with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwanatic View Post
    BRING IT BACK TO ATLANTA!!!
    Not happening... the city has to WANT it.

    I am very impressed that we are getting this much advance notice. Goes way against the trend lately which seems to have been more on the "let's not commit to anything" method.

    I had a good time at both of these cities when I went for Nationals. So the cities aren't a negative.


    And Greensboro wants this... just checked the newspaper site and it's Breaking News!

    http://www.news-record.com/home/3663...o-host-2015-us

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    Happy happy St. Paul! :-) And they'll have the light rail connecting St. Paul with downtown Minneapolis, the University of Minnesota (which means they could use the U of MN arenas as practice ice pretty conveniently), and with the Mall of America by then, so those intimidated by Minnesota winters will have more opportunities to avoid being outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRidge View Post
    Thus we may assume that Skate America will be on the West Coast.

    Just shoot me and get it over with.
    I know, SA is the right amount of skating for me; easy to take a day or two off. Nationals and Worlds is just soooo much!

    But I really liked Greensboro's set up. I would stay in a place with a fridge next time.

    Hopefully, SA will get announced before next July.
    Last edited by Rob; 11-28-2012 at 07:23 PM.
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    YES!!! A chance to get back to Patrick McGovern's Pub in St. Paul. Best hot turkey sandwiches ever

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    Very happy for GSO!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tammi View Post
    YES!!! A chance to get back to Patrick McGovern's Pub in St. Paul. Best hot turkey sandwiches ever
    I love hot turkey sandwiches. I need to find this place next time!

    The Xcel Center (is that still the name of the arena in St. Paul?) had the best BBQ cart ever.
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    Yay!!!!

    Just saw this on the news in Raleigh. I hadn't been on FSU all day so I hadn't heard the news about Greensboro in 2015.
    I don't know if I'll go again for a full week but I will definitely go to part of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanithandBenFan View Post
    I love hot turkey sandwiches. I need to find this place next time!
    I remember even in the cold weather, it wasn't a very far walk from the rink.

    The Xcel Center (is that still the name of the arena in St. Paul?) had the best BBQ cart ever.
    and mini-donuts

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