Kelowna to host 2019 Skate Canada International

kalamalka

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I guess I'll be visiting my cousins in Kelowna again next October ;)
This time I'll plan ahead and see if they want me to get them tickets, though. Last time I had company for part of the practices and the gala.
 

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Here's what Kelowna has to offer for skating events:
- arena right next to the shore of a beautiful lake (with lovely fall foliage that time of year)
- great sightlines from pretty much any seat in the arena
- hotel right across the street from the arena, on the lakeshore, and lots of reasonably priced hotels within 10-15 mins drive
- casino in that hotel :bribe:
- in one of Canada's best wine-making regions, with lots of wineries that you can visit in the beautiful countryside :rockstar:
- lots of excellent and reasonably priced restaurants within walking distance of the arena
- only a four-hour drive from Vancouver, on major highways most of the way and through some truly spectacular scenery
 

chantilly

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Here's what Kelowna has to offer for skating events:
- arena right next to the shore of a beautiful lake (with lovely fall foliage that time of year)
- great sightlines from pretty much any seat in the arena
- hotel right across the street from the arena, on the lakeshore, and lots of reasonably priced hotels within 10-15 mins drive
- casino in that hotel :bribe:
- in one of Canada's best wine-making regions, with lots of wineries that you can visit in the beautiful countryside :rockstar:
- lots of excellent and reasonably priced restaurants within walking distance of the arena
- only a four-hour drive from Vancouver, on major highways most of the way and through some truly spectacular scenery
I live in Okanagan Falls which is just a little over an hour drive away.
Down a beautifully scenic road.
With little traffic until you hit Kelowna.
But parking is reasonable within walking distance from the Kelowna arena at the library so I just drive.
Penticton another nice town is about a 45 minute drive to Kelowna.
It’s beautiful too and probably cheaper hotels.
But you’d need a car.
The arena and some hotels are right downtown so you wouldn’t need a car.
There’s a good bus route along a major highway that’s fairly close to the arena.
About 10 minute walk.
 

MacMadame

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I just fly into Kelowna directly from SFO. Well, there is usually a layover somewhere. But I got pretty cheap flights the last time I had to come to the area. It's why I didn't end up driving (original plan)!
 

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I just fly into Kelowna directly from SFO. Well, there is usually a layover somewhere. But I got pretty cheap flights the last time I had to come to the area. It's why I didn't end up driving (original plan)!
We drove last time and encountered inclement weather.

Think we'll fly this time around. As you say, it's fairly cheap.
 

cygnus

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I just checked the prices at the Delta/Marriott, which is probably the official hotel (It was last time). The prices are :eek: this time- over $300 a night with the "resort fee" included. So not staying there this time. I did find a place that looks good just a 15 minute walk away- the Prestige Beach House Hotel- rooms at $120 a night. Looks good to me. A number of other nearby hotels seem to be unavailable right now- it's either too early or they are booked up. I like to have a place booked early (I can always cancel if something else comes up), At any rate this is the place https://www.prestigehotelsandresorts.com/locations/kelowna/overview/
 

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