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    Quote Originally Posted by marysy View Post
    ^ 2009 Worlds was in Los Angeles, and 2011 Skate America was in Ontario, very close to Los Angeles.

    Skate America has been on the West Coast for the past 3 years, so if the above rumor is true, seems to make sense that it'd be the East Coast's turn this year.
    Oh, if we get to take turns, it hasn't been in the Midwest since 1998 (it was in Colorado Springs in 2001, but that's not exactly midwest... more like southwest).

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    could it be lake placid again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impromptu View Post
    Oh, if we get to take turns, it hasn't been in the Midwest since 1998 (it was in Colorado Springs in 2001, but that's not exactly midwest... more like southwest).
    As much as I would vote for the Carolinas, Atlanta or Florida..... I think you are right about it moving toward the east. I think Chicago, Cleveland and Detroit have a great chance of consideration with the later two being on eastcoast time zone for better TV cooperation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrellH View Post
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    Tweeted by Jo-Ann Barnas, formerly of the Detroit Free Press:
    "Not confirmed, but hearing out of Detroit that @USFigureSkating 's Skate America a REAL possibility this fall" (Joe Louis Arena)
    "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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    Congratulations 2014 World Ice Dance Champions Anna Cappellini & Luca Lanotte!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Tweeted by Jo-Ann Barnas, formerly of the Detroit Free Press:
    "Not confirmed, but hearing out of Detroit that @USFigureSkating 's Skate America a REAL possibility this fall" (Joe Louis Arena)
    I like.

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    Detroit would certainly be convenient for the skaters/teams which train there, and I think there are direct international flights there as well.
    I meant to take the high road.... but I missed the exit.

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    We have a direct flight from here (eastcoast Canada) to Detroit.

    If it's there, I'll have to decide if I'd rather drive 5 hrs to SC or hop a flight for SA and possibly do a layover enroute to California for vacation this fall.
    I'm not spoiled...I deserve all my stuff.

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    off to check if there's a Detroit, Washington
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRidge View Post
    off to check if there's a Detroit, Washington


    seriously, though, I've never been to Detroit, that could be fun
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    I've been to Detroit and it wasn't fun but maybe its better now, that was 30 years ago.

    As long as I don't have to visit my cousin, I'm up for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Tweeted by Jo-Ann Barnas, formerly of the Detroit Free Press:
    "Not confirmed, but hearing out of Detroit that @USFigureSkating 's Skate America a REAL possibility this fall" (Joe Louis Arena)
    Would this be the first major event in Detroit since the "whack"?

    (And if so can you imagine the overzealous security.. if there is anything we do well in America it's "closing the barn door after the cow escapes" AKA "it won't happen here again even if we have to drive everyone crazy")

    I have to say that I am "part of the problem" with Skate America. I am one of those fans who goes "eh.. not traveling for this" After Ontario I was kind of like unless it's my backyard again I won't bother. Skaters aren't ready, withdrawals etc.. Just not stellar event IMHO.

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    Please tell me Joe Louis Arena has been seriously refurbished and updated since 1994.

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    Detroit has had SA after 1994.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.H.Black View Post
    Please tell me Joe Louis Arena has been seriously refurbished and updated since 1994.
    http://www.olympiaentertainment.com/...pia=30&objId=2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparks View Post
    Detroit has had SA after 1994.
    True, but I don't think it was Joe Louis. I think it was Cobo Hall?

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    I think the last skate America was in Detroit was 1997 and it was at Cobo. Everyone give Detroit a chance. The hotels close by are great and there are many great restaurants. The JLA is older but serviceable. Detroit/Windsor area is a great place to have Skate America.

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