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    Spokane House keeping info

    Just in case you didnt sign up for the newletter....
    FanFest
    FanFest is back and BIGGER THAN EVER! River Park Square is thrilled to be the host location of this year's FanFest. With its distinction as being Spokane's premier Downtown shopping, dining and entertainment destination, River Park Square promises to be THE place to be in Spokane during the Championships.

    Some highlights to look forward to at FanFest:
    The Taste of Safeway, with daily samplings of a variety of Safeway's delicious products, including Rancher's Reserve Beef from the Safeway Mobile Grill
    Chelan Fresh Apple samples
    KHQ-TV live broadcasting daily
    Athlete interviews and autograph sessions
    Live entertainment daily on the FanFest stage
    "You Be The Judge", where you can try your hand at judging a skating competition using the actual IJS judging computers used in Championship Competition
    Spokane Victory Ceremonies
    Victory Ceremonies
    In true Olympic style, all medalists at the Championships will be heralded to the entire community of Spokane at a public ceremony taking place at FanFest. Come be part of the excitement!

    Sat. Jan 16, 6:00PM Championship Pairs, followed by a live performance by American Idol finalist Jason Castro
    Sun. Jan. 17, 6:00PM Championship Men, followed by a live performance by singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson
    Mon. Jan. 18, Noon Junior Men
    Tues. Jan. 19, 6:00PM Novice, Pairs, Novice Men, Junior Pairs
    Wed. Jan. 20, Noon Novice Ladies
    Thurs. Jan. 21, Noon Novice Dance
    Fri. Jan. 22, 4:00PM Junior Dance, Junior Ladies
    Sat. Jan. 23, 9:00PM Championship Dance, followed by a live performance by Parachute
    All Victory Ceremonies are tentative and subject to change.

    Fireworks
    For the first time in the history of the Championships, there will be fireworks the night of EVERY CHAMPIONSHIP LEVEL FINAL, plus Opening Ceremonies Night! We are proud to be able to bring you this exciting entertainment. Keep your eyes to the skies over Riverfront Park on the following evenings:


    Fri. Jan 15 prior to Opening Ceremonies (sometime between 6 and 6:30pm)
    Sat. Jan 16 after the Victory Ceremony and Mini Concert (sometime between 7 and 8pm)
    Sun. Jan 17 after the Victory Ceremony and Mini Concert (sometime between 7 and 8pm)
    Sat. Jan 23 at the end of the Victory Ceremonies and Mini Concert (sometime between 10 and midnight)

    Practice Schedule
    You MUST have an official Practice Pass in order to attend any Practice Session. The Practice Pass is the first ticket in all package holders' Commemorative Ticket Books. Click here for a list of all Practice Sessions followed by a list of the Competitors in each Practice Group. Practice Schedule

    Plastic Ticket Pouches
    The first 3,000 All Event or Weekend Package ticket holders to request them will receive a complimentary plastic ticket pouch when they visit one of our Souvenir Program kiosks at either the Arena or FanFest and show their commemorative ticket booklet. This pouch is a convenient way to store all of your event tickets in 1 place, and can be attached to a lanyard and hung around your neck to keep you hands-free. Stop by any one of our Souvenir Program kiosks to pick one up.

    Admission/Re-Entry Policy
    Based on suggestions that came out of the 2007 Championships held here in Spokane, we have enhanced our admission policy to allow for re-entry throughout the day if you choose to exit the Arena AND you possess all that day's tickets. When you arrive for the first session, all that day's tickets will be scanned. If you choose to leave the Arena during the day, you will exit through one of the clearly marked "Re-entry doors". You will be given a day-specific colored wristband which will allow you re-entry through one of the special Wristband Entry doors when you return. You WILL still need to present your ticket for that day's event as well as your colored wristband, however no more standing in long "General Ticketholder" lines to get back in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteChris View Post
    "You Be The Judge", where you can try your hand at judging a skating competition using the actual IJS judging computers used in Championship Competition.
    I think this exercise should be mandatory for all fans who post on the Internet about judging.

    Fireworks.

    For the first time in the history of the Championships, there will be fireworks the night of every championship level final, plus Opening Ceremonies Night!
    To paraphase King Mongkut and Prince Chulalongkorn: "Fireworks? Why fireworks for figure skating celebration?"

    "I like fireworks."

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    I like the way you think! What situation can not be made just a little bit better by high explosives, after all? Friends pouring into Spokane tonight...tomarrow, its party time!
    One flew in from NY with Johnny Weir. Weir was in first class and his coach was in....
    what else?....coach....

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    I Jason Castro! So jealous for you guys... He's a great performer.

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