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

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

  2. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

    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! :respec:
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  3. kwanatic

    kwanatic Well-Known Member

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  4. Debbie S

    Debbie S Well-Known Member

    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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  5. chipso1

    chipso1 Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. peibeck

    peibeck Simply looking

    Fellow FSU-er Nan and I went to a winery one of those afternoons and did the tour and had samples and shopped. :nopryde:

    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?
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  7. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

    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!
  8. Nan

    Nan Just me, retired

    Got a great bottle of wine, too. ;)
  9. NancyNC

    NancyNC Well-Known Member

    Woo-hoo for Greensboro!!! :D At least it won't conflict with the NHL All-Star Game again and cause me to miss it LOL.
  10. chipso1

    chipso1 Well-Known Member

    The heated skyways are your friend. ;)

    I'm hoping to make it to Greensboro too!
  11. BlueRidge

    BlueRidge AYS's snark-sponge

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

    Just shoot me and get it over with.
  12. Carolla5501

    Carolla5501 Well-Known Member

    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!

  13. Impromptu

    Impromptu Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. Rob

    Rob Beach Bum

    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.
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  15. Tammi

    Tammi Nana

    YES!!! A chance to get back to Patrick McGovern's Pub in St. Paul. Best hot turkey sandwiches ever :)
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  16. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

    :cheer2: :cheer2:
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  17. skipaway

    skipaway Well-Known Member

    Very happy for GSO!!!
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  18. TanithandBenFan

    TanithandBenFan Author of the Ice and Edge Series

    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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  19. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness pork cutlet bowl fatale

    Yay!!!! :D :cheer:

    Just saw this on the news in Raleigh. I hadn't been on FSU all day :shuffle: 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! :D :D
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  20. Tammi

    Tammi Nana

    I remember even in the cold weather, it wasn't a very far walk from the rink.

    and mini-donuts :)
  21. CoyoteChris

    CoyoteChris New Member

    Yahoo!!!! We are going back to Greensboro and they are going to BURN all those crappy seats and we will get ones meant for Humans....cant wait!
    This time I am not driving to St Paul and staying with relatives...I am flying and staying nearby so I can party instead of commute. Xcel center has the best
    espresso stand ever....frozen moucha here I come. Way to go, USFSA
  22. meggonzo

    meggonzo Well-Known Member

    So excited for St. Paul! Looking forward to seeing all your lovely faces. :)

    Oh and there was a heat wave on Saturday of that week in 2008. I even unzipped my coat. ;)
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  23. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

    Yay for Greensboro! :encore:
  24. RockTheTassel

    RockTheTassel Well-Known Member

    I hope I'm still near enough to St. Paul in 2016 to go since I just missed attending in 2008. I want to finally go to a skating competition!
  25. jkl

    jkl Well-Known Member

    Glad to be going back to Greensboro. Hopefully with two years notice they will open a restaurant near the arena.....that BBQ one across the street got old!:lol:
  26. Carolla5501

    Carolla5501 Well-Known Member

    Oh I forgot about those... they were great!

    You gave it more then one shot? I thought it was "old" on my one and only try (I was unimpressed LOL!)
  27. johndockley92

    johndockley92 New Member


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  28. Sit_spin

    Sit_spin Member

    Yay for Greensboro hosting Nationals again!
  29. Jammers

    Jammers Well-Known Member

    I wonder what made the USFS decide to announce where Nationals are going to be so far ahead of time. Not just for 2015 either but 2016. Have they ever announced two cities at the same time?
  30. SkateFan66

    SkateFan66 Active Member

    IIRC, both cities were finalists to host the 2014 Nationals. The USFSA probably offered the two cities the option to host Nationals in 2015 or 2016 when Boston was selected for 2014. By announcing this far in advance, the host cities should have the ability to do a good job with marketing and promotion.