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    News Cleveland Gets 2009 US Nationals


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    Oh my -- close enough to home that I might have to consider going!

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    cool, thanks for the heads up.

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    I am definitely planning to go!

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    Seriously, no offense intended. But can't Nats find a more glamourous city? I mean St. Louis? Portland?? Spokane??? Cleveland???? I know we go for the skating and often it doesn't matter a flip what city it takes place in ... but still.......................................

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndmark View Post
    Seriously, no offense intended. But can't Nats find a more glamourous city? I mean St. Louis? Portland?? Spokane??? Cleveland???? I know we go for the skating and often it doesn't matter a flip what city it takes place in ... but still.......................................
    Well, if Houston could get the Superbowl... (and anyone who's been there knows exactly what I mean)

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    I'm starting a conspiracy theory: The USFS is favoring the MidWest: 2007 Skate America in Minneapolis; 2007 US Nationals in Cleveland

    What I wish the ISU would do is holding figure skating events in May/June. Tired of all those layers I have to wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    I'm starting a conspiracy theory: The USFS is favoring the MidWest: 2007 Skate America in Minneapolis; 2007 US Nationals in Cleveland

    What I wish the ISU would do is holding figure skating events in May/June. Tired of all those layers I have to wear.

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    Could the choice of city have anything to do with the sweats, etc, that the USFS markets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by attyfan View Post
    Could the choice of city have anything to do with the sweats, etc, that the USFS markets?
    hmmm. Are they made in Cleveland? I would buy one but I can't stand the USFS logo.

    Joe

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    Hey, don't bust Cleveland's chops, man! Despite what people think, Cleveland isn't the armpit of the Earth-- that's a tie between Gary, IN and Detroit. :chorus:

    I, for one, am tired of the "glamorous cities" hogging everything. It's about time something big was within a three-hour drive of my house.

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    It will be nice to attend a US Nationals where I can just make a drive up I-71 to get there. I won't have airfare to pay for which means the trip will be MUCH cheaper for me!

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    2ndmark where would you like to see Nationals held?
    Thers nothing wrong with the cities you mention.
    I know we'd all like to have them close to home.
    What I've liked is that I have been able to travel to places I've never been.
    Cleveland is drivable but since I'd be alone flying would be safer for traveling alone. Only drove to 2 Nashville and St.Louis which is only 2 1/2 hours either way.

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    Cleveland has a world-class symphony, which plays in venerable Severance Hall, and several terrific museums, including the Western Reserve Historical Society -- who knew that eastern Ohio was originally the summer home for Connecticut? -- and the Cleveland Museum of Art. It also houses three Halls of Fame: Football, Rock and Roll, and National Inventors. There is also a steamship museum (William G. Mather) and a WWII era submarine (USS Cod).

    http://www.10best.com/Cleveland/Sigh...ums/index.html

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    immediately thought of you, Hez!

    I'm still thinking about skipping out on 09 Nats and just going to worlds... we'll see what my bank account says in 2 years lol


    any idea when ANCHORAGE could get a national championship up here?? we've got the ice!

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    I think USFS will be keeping a close eye on attendance. When Spokane hosted Skate America a few years ago the event set the all-time attendance record. It is not a coincidence that Spokane got the bid for U.S. Nationals this year (and was even in the running for Worlds for a while).

    At Hartford this year, according to International Figure Skating the attendance for the short programs was 1160 people in an arena that holds 15,000.

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