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    Smile 2016 Worlds in Boston anticipation & planning thread

    Press release: http://www.usfsa.org/Story.asp?id=49295&type=media
    (6/10/13) - The International Skating Union (ISU) announced today that U.S. Figure Skating has been awarded a provisional allotment to host the 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships March 28-April 3, at TD Garden in Boston. The Skating Club of Boston will work locally with U.S. Figure Skating to host the event.
    "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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    Ummm YAY!
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    It's in Beantown too so that figure skating essential should be sorted.

    But will there be shuttles?

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    Great news. I hope to make it

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    From the venue's website (for those unfamiliar with Boston): http://www.tdgarden.com/getting-here/

    Public transportation in Boston: http://www.mbta.com/

    Boston Visitors' Guide: http://www.boston.com/travel/boston/
    Last edited by Sylvia; 06-10-2013 at 09:21 PM.
    "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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    Thrilled for Boston being chosen. If I do not have work at the time, I'll be there, but that is a big IF.
    Great city. Lots to see if one needs a break, great food, great transportation, great culture, great history. I love Boston and am so happy skaters from all over the world would be able to see it.
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    Wahoo!

    And I will have my 60th birthday during it too! Wow!

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    Does anyone remember what a typical Worlds schedule is, like for US Nats I am not planning on getting there until Thursday afternoon because I think that is the first event, so on what day does Worlds start, is it Wednesday, oh, and I don't think I want to go to qualifying rounds if they still have them, so what day does Worlds start final rounds?

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    There are no more qualifying rounds (reason why minimum TES scores were implemented). For reference, this was the 2013 Worlds event schedule in (fake) London:

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 11:40 – Pairs Short Program
    Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 15:45 – Opening on Ice
    Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 16:40 – Men Short Program
    Thursday, March 14, 2013, 10:40 – Ladies Short Program
    Thursday, March 14, 2013, 17:20 – Ice Dance Short Dance
    Friday, March 15, 2013, 11:55 – Pairs Free Program & Victory Ceremony
    Friday, March 15, 2013, 17:45 – Men Free Program & Victory Ceremony
    Saturday, March 16, 2013, 14:30 – Ice Dance Free Dance & Victory Ceremony
    Saturday, March 16, 2013, 19:00 – Ladies Free Program & Victory Ceremony
    The Exhibition Gala will complete the week of competition on Sunday at 14:00 at the Budweiser Gardens.
    "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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    Whoo hoo Boston!
    And so, dear Lord, it is with deep sadness that we turn over to you this young woman, whose dream to ride on a giant swan resulted in her death. Maybe it is your way of telling us... to buy American.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allezfred View Post
    But will there be shuttles?
    And so, dear Lord, it is with deep sadness that we turn over to you this young woman, whose dream to ride on a giant swan resulted in her death. Maybe it is your way of telling us... to buy American.

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    [QUOTE=Sylvia;3937383]There are no more qualifying rounds (reason why minimum TES scores were implemented). For reference, this was the 2013 Worlds event schedule in (fake) London:

    Thanks so much Sylvia!

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    Exciting!
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    Oh, boy!

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    I hope to be there!

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    If there are no unexpected interference (with 2.5 years away who knows), I will definitely go.

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    As soon as my summer vacation is done, I will start saving my change for this! I just rolled up and deposited my change that I had under my bed in a biscuit tin, and then threw it out as it was all bent. I need a new biscuit tin!!

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    YAY!!!!!!!!! Congrats to the Skating Club of Boston for getting the nod. I'm overjoyed at this choice.

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    If Google is right (and when are they ever wrong?), end of March is Easter weekend. That means I can leave Friday instead of Saturday. If their schedule is similar to London's, then I can have four whole days of exploring the city (I'll bypass the practice sessions) and can leave Sunday (I'll bypass the gala). And I only have to take four days off from work. Fantastic!

    The only disappointing thing is on Easter Sunday, everything is closed. I was shocked when I went to Seattle on one Easter Sunday and nothing was open. Oh well, there's always Chinatown (I'm assuming Boston has one).

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    Quote Originally Posted by manhn View Post
    If Google is right (and when are they ever wrong?), end of March is Easter weekend. That means I can leave Friday instead of Saturday. If their schedule is similar to London's, then I can have four whole days of exploring the city (I'll bypass the practice sessions) and can leave Sunday (I'll bypass the gala). And I only have to take four days off from work. Fantastic!

    The only disappointing thing is on Easter Sunday, everything is closed. I was shocked when I went to Seattle on one Easter Sunday and nothing was open. Oh well, there's always Chinatown (I'm assuming Boston has one).
    A small Chinatown, not far from the Boston Common and Public Garden.

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