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    U.S. Men in 2018 - articles & latest news

    Here's an interview of Nathan by Meryl Davis. He talks about going back to CA over his break to train with Raf and how he looks forward to seeing his training mates (like Mariah, Romain) again. I doubt he'd go to 4CC because it's in the middle of his semester...
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    Who's planning to go to Saitama for Worlds 2019?

    hmm... so is it similarly hopeless to get tickets for NHK trophy or Japanese nationals? This goes to show how popular skating is in Japan compared to the US.
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    Who's planning to go to Saitama for Worlds 2019?

    Yeah, this is pretty crummy. My only hope would be to purchase from someone in Japan (because it sounds like they got paper tickets instead of mobile app ones), but that sounds kind of risky. I already booked my hotel but luckily it can be canceled without penalty. And I have been learning...
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    Who's planning to go to Saitama for Worlds 2019?

    I tried to get tickets for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, but didn't get any. What a disappointment! If anyone has one to sell, please contact me.
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    Detroit selected to host 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

    I'm flying in Fri. afternoon, around 3pm, and have a flight leaving Sun. night. Anyone going to the friends of figure skating breakfast?
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    2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships will return to Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina

    I'm glad because it's an easy drive from my home, and we won't have to worry about blizzards in Greensboro. Hotels around there are pretty cheap too. But you're right, there aren't many dining options around there, and there's no public transportation there either. Most people will have to fly...
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    U.S. Men in 2018 - articles & latest news

    Someone recently put up video of Savary's free skate at sectionals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUHR7T9OTRE
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    Don Klingbeil has passed away

    I never met Don but he and his company sure made the best boots. I'm still wearing old Klingbeils and have a new pair that was ordered whem they were going out of business. The Klingbeils fit so much better than other brands. Their storefront in NY was tiny and old, but full of skating history...
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    Detroit selected to host 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

    I chose Aloft because it is the closest official hotel to Little Caesars Arena. Hopefully the weather will be decent so I can just walk back and forth. Thanks for the info!
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    Detroit selected to host 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

    I finally took the plunge and bought tickets, plane tix and hotel reservations @ Aloft! Strangely enough, the hotel doesn't have a shuttle to the airport, and they basically tell people on the website to get a taxi (over $40 each way) or take a bus (more than an hour's ride). I've checked the...
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    U.S. Men in 2018 - articles & latest news

    Tim Dolensky's free skate at easterns: https://youtu.be/ioEYxATVoek Tim's jump and spin techniques are top notch. He was landing triple axels left and right perfectly. I was really impressed by him. He could contend for a medal at nationals.
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    U.S. Men in 2018 - articles & latest news

    Jimmy Ma's free skate before I was told to stop recording. Apparently he landed his 1st quad toe in competition! https://youtu.be/jMlDXEIkijU Kevin Shum's short program https://youtu.be/gYd49IaEoyE
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    Memories of 40 years at NHK Trophy!

    A great memory was Dice Murakami becoming the surprise winner in 2014! Here's his free skate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xge3_yaJ9gA Medal ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq8j0yhDNPY There was also a funny moment after the men's ceremony in 2015, where the media later wanted...
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    Who's planning to go to Saitama for Worlds 2019?

    Whew, that was a little complicated, but I applied for the Thurs, Fri. and Saturday event tickets. I hope the airfare prices won't be even higher by December.
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    Who's planning to go to Saitama for Worlds 2019?

    What events are they for? What row or section? Thank you.
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