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    '07-08 Qualifying Events Host Cities

    From http://www.usfsa.org/event_story.asp?id=34852

    2008 Regional Championships

    EVENT HOST CITY DATES HOST SKATING CLUB
    Eastern Great Lakes Regional Louisville, Ky. Oct. 1-6, 2007 Louisville SC
    New England Regional Boxboro, Mass. Oct. 2-6, 2007 Colonial FSC
    Southwest Pacific Regional Escondido, Calif. Oct. 2-6, 2007 Escondido FSC
    Central Pacific Regional Bountiful, Utah Oct. 9-13, 2007 Utah FSC
    North Atlantic Regional Amherst, N.Y. Oct. 9-14, 2007 Amherst SC
    Upper Great Lakes Regional Cedar Rapids, Iowa Oct. 9-14, 2007 Eastern Iowa FSC
    South Atlantic Regional York, Pa. Oct. 16-20, 2007 White Rose FSC
    Southwestern Regional Grapevine, Texas Oct. 16-20, 2007 Dallas FSC
    Northwest Pacific Regional Seattle, Wash. Oct. 16-20, 2007 Seattle SC


    2008 Sectional Championships

    EVENT HOST CITY DATES HOST SKATING CLUB
    Eastern Sectional Raleigh, N.C. Nov. 14-17, 2007 SC of North Carolina
    Midwestern Sectional Rochester, Mich. Nov. 14-17, 2007 Onyx Suburban SC
    Pacific Coast Sectional TBD Nov. 14-17, 2007 TBD


    2008 Synchronized Sectional Championships

    EVENT HOST CITY DATES HOST SKATING CLUB
    Eastern Synchronized Sectional Richmond, Va. January 2008 Richmond FSC
    Midwestern Synchronized Sectional Nashville, Tenn. January 2008 Nashville FSC
    Pacific Coast Synchronized Sectional TBD January 2008 TBD



    2007-08 U.S. Championships

    EVENT HOST CITY DATES HOST SKATING CLUB
    U.S. Junior Figure Skating Championships Salt Lake City, Utah Nov. 26-Dec. 1, 2007 Salt Lake FSC
    U.S. Figure Skating Championships St. Paul, Minn. Jan. 20-27, 2008 Twin City FSA
    U.S. Synchronized Team Skating Championships TBD February 2008 TBD

    None are in "my neck of the woods", so to speak, but three are within driving distance of family. So even if I can't make Nats, I still have options to see some competitive skating that year.

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    Woo hoo -- regionals in Seattle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyfan228
    Woo hoo -- regionals in Seattle!
    hockeyfan228, the 2007 Pacific Coast Sectional is being held in Seattle (Mountlake Terrace) Washington, November 14-18, 2006 -- hope you can make it there! Seattle SC is the host club: http://www.seattleskatingclub.org/

    Link to the list of Regionals/Sectionals/Nationals locations and dates for the 2006-07 season: http://www.usfigureskating.org/Story.asp?id=30307

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    Thank you, Sylvia -- I didn't realize I could attend this fall's championship, too!

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    Question about Sectionals

    I am thinking about attending Midwestern Sectionals in Michigan 11/14 - 17/07. Problem is I've never attended Sectionals and have no idea how the competition is set up. Are the novice events the first day and then junior and senior events the rest of the days? Are practices open to the public? Do they charge by the day or can you buy advance tickets?

    Since I am going to Spokane and then hopefully to St. Paul in January 2008, I'm trying to decide how much vacation time I would need for Sectionals and how much it would cost (tickets and of course hotel/gasoline to drive).

    I'd appreciate any info.
    Maureen

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFarone
    I am thinking about attending Midwestern Sectionals in Michigan 11/14 - 17/07. Problem is I've never attended Sectionals and have no idea how the competition is set up. Are the novice events the first day and then junior and senior events the rest of the days? Are practices open to the public? Do they charge by the day or can you buy advance tickets?
    Usually, the Novice events are scheduled for Thursday/Friday and Junior and Senior events Friday/Saturday. Practices are open to the public (if the competition rink only has one surface, then practice ice may be located elsewhere).

    The host club sets the admission costs (ice rental fees vary across the country and may affect ticket pricing), and unless the arena has a limited seating capacity, there should not be a problem buying tickets daily at the door (tickets are sometimes sold in advance as well). Tickets for Easterns last year were the cheapest of the 3 Sectionals at $10/day for adults at the door or $20 all-event (for 3 days); Pacific Coasts were $15/day and Midwesterns were $20/day for Thursday and $25/day for Friday/Saturday at the door.

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    My experience has been that you have to be fairly active yourself to find out anything about these club-hosted events. They never give out any information to the public, like its an insider secret or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman
    My experience has been that you have to be fairly active yourself to find out anything about these club-hosted events. They never give out any information to the public, like its an insider secret or something.
    I think this is short-sighted. Imagine if they actually had information on the websites and advertised locally. $10 is a lot cheaper than $70-$150 for a SOI or COI ticket, and kids can see kids not much older than themselves compete. They might even create some interest from the local spectators and increase the number of people in the developmental skating programs. How many adults know they can learn to skate among adults and not fall on their butts among a group of beginning six-year-olds?

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    same thing with the Ice Theatre of New York. I'm on subscription so I get e-mails of events.

    Their tickets are not expensive except when fund raising with guest stars. I think it would make a nice date for teenagers to go out to one of these comps and enjoy the evening together. Beats a movie.

    Joe

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    Qualifying events

    Thanks so much for the info. I'm definitely going to try and fit this into my budget and work schedule.

    Maureen

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