And I remember lots of angst about it and people reporting for a few days on what kind of bags they were allowed to bring in.I also remember that being a thing last time and it was clarified closer to the event and my backpack purse was fine. I will plan to bring a clear bag and check the first day of practices.
This week was the presale for USFS Friends of Figure Skating members only.Ok, I've gone and finally made an account here, because I'm planning to go to SA - in fact I already booked my airfare and room at the Orleans once I saw they were starting to sell out - but how are you all already buying tickets for the event?? The SA link I've seen only lists the all session prices by category and the seating chart. Wheeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrre is a link to buy? An awful lot of people already seem to have their tickets!
You will be fine; however, if you want to be in the first few rows it might be worth the $65 for FOFS. If buying more than one ticket you will pay close to that in Ticketmaster fees, which for the presale there aren’t any. I would rather my $ go to skating than the ticket overlords.
Fewer smokers staying at The Orleans means less smoke in the public areas. (Because let's face it, The Orleans is not a place you make a special trip to in order to eat in its restaurants or to play its slots.)
The Orleans, however, is a MAJOR professional poker hotel.
How come no one told me this at the time?!There was a men's pro tennis tournament held at the UNLV campus during the last publicly attended SKAM, and the Orleans was a host hotel. So there were hot tennis pros along with the beautiful skaters wandering about for the lobbychik-ing crowd.
How come no one told me this at the time?!
That sounds vaguely familiar. I guess I was just focused on the skating.There was a huge schedule, court assignment and results board right in the hallway leading to the guest elevators. Not to mention very tall guys wandering around with tennis racquets. (Of course the number dwindled as the week progressed.)
All-event tickets never change in price but they limit how many they sell so I suppose they could sell out. (Has this ever happened for SkAm? I think it has for Nationals and Worlds but not often.) In the summer, tickets for single sessions will go on sale and buying single tickets to each session does cost more than buying an All-Event ticket.Do ticket prices go up closer to the event? I can't buy until I get my work schedule for October, which will be in September.
Not going to lie, I wonder what my chances of seeing skaters around the hotel for me to squeee over are!The Orleans, however, is a MAJOR professional poker hotel.
There was a men's pro tennis tournament held at the UNLV campus during the last publicly attended SKAM, and the Orleans was a host hotel. So there were hot tennis pros along with the beautiful skaters wandering about for the lobbychik-ing crowd.