2013 Skate America to be held in Detroit
(3/25/13) - U.S. Figure Skating announced today the selection of Joe Louis Arena in Detroit as the host venue for 2013 Hilton HHonors Skate America. The international event is the first of six stops on the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series. Competition will take place Oct. 18-20.
Party at my house, Saturday night right after the ladies long! Everyone is invited!
Gosh, the last time a big skating event was held at the Joe, there was a huge surge of interest afterward that buoyed the sport for a decade.
Does anyone know when the skater assignments will be announced this year? Thanks.
Originally Posted by parma
Wow, I wonder if the USFSA would invite Czisny if she is ready to compete.
Hm...yes! Maybe I will come for that reason alone.
Originally Posted by Mathman
As for that huge surge of interest....that would require some knee whacking...question is who?
Wicked Yankee Girl
Gosh, I hope I can make it. I'm doing Nationals in Boston, but that sounds so great. I just have t sell some blood
Would love to go to Boston, but alas, it's not going to work with all the other stuff going on at the P. household. Same for Skate America...
Originally Posted by dorispulaski
But I hope you get to go Doris!
I will be at the Holiday Inn Express, unless the USFSA gets me a better rate somewhere. Cant wait to see the Detroit Marathon go by as we are trying to get to the finals on Sunday!
I think there will be pleanty of Canadians come down from the Northland for this event. Lets see...I have the entry list here somewhere....
Evan L. Plushy Max A. Denis T. Chan,
AC, YuNa, Gracie, Ashley, Mirai, Mao, KM, A. Suzuki, Carolina
V/M, D/W, L/L, C/B
Pairs will include Germans, Canadians, Russians..
Should be a good skate!
Six Point Zero
LOL! Quite a line-up there for Skate America.
Originally Posted by CoyoteChris
The arena has about 20000+ seats which is more than Staples Center where 09 Worlds was held.
I would call it success if only the lower bowl of the arena is full.
About four hours away from Detroit, will try and make it.
I think I'm gonna try to make it to this or skate canada. If this year is anything like last, though, trying to pick between them will be torture (though if this year is anything like last year I won't end up being able to go to either, so on second thought let's not root for that.
Wicked Yankee Girl
Skate Canada has been selling seats for sometime, plus AFAIR, it is in St. John, New Brunswick
There are better chances of good seats at Skate America, it looks like, with such a big arena.
Gotta Have Music
Thrilled for all of you who will be able to attend! Certainly a convenient venue for a number of the NA skaters & international skaters training in Michigan/Ontario.