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    Where are your seats at TD Garden US Nats 2014?

    Hi everyone! My mother and I decided to make the Boston Nationals a girls trip. This will be our first major, live skating event. My former coach, Lyndon Johnston, is a pairs coach now and we are excited to see him in action! It has been years since I skated but we still follow skating. And being an Olympic year, we thought this would be the perfect time! Being from Florida we are hoping for some cold weather too ;-)

    Anyway, we stressed and spent hours looking over the seating chart. Where are your seats, what is your strategy?

    We picked seats in section 20. Mid-price range seats. We figure if we were to be in a corner the kiss and cry would be a good corner to be in? It is also on the judges side if that makes a difference?

    What are your thoughts on seat selection. If you cannot afford the 1K perfect seats, where would you pick?

    Here is the seating chart:
    http://www.boston2014.com/wp-content...014seating.png

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    My family and I are going to be in section 329. I would rather be in section 111 or right in front of section 111, but those seats are more expensive. When you're on the judges' side the skaters start and end their programs facing you. At some events there are a lot of TV cameras right behind the judges though, so those could obstruct your view.

    I don't think that the 1K seats are perfect. I've been in the front row before (at Lake Placid) and I had to keep twisting my neck in order to see the skaters. That was uncomfortable. It's much better to sit somewhat further away from the ice so the entire performance area fits more easily in your field of vision.

    Anyway, I can't wait until January!

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    My tickets have arrived. YAY. They were in a FedEx envelope at my door, but luckily I have a really firm and tight door!

    Anyway, Mr. P and I are in Sec. 14, Row 14, so mid-priced seats. I say they're decent seats.

    We had booked our hotel and flights, but getting the tickets makes it real!

    Looking forward to seeing many of you again (and meeting more GS friends).

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    Weekend ticket packages

    In years past, many of the LOCs worked with USFS and Ticketmaster and offered weekend ticket packages for the Championship events, beginning on Friday night (but exclusive of the exhibition on Sunday). Read thru the Boston2014 website saw (if I saw this correctly) that ONLY single ticket option and ALL EVENT tickets options are available. Is this correct? :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel View Post
    In years past, many of the LOCs worked with USFS and Ticketmaster and offered weekend ticket packages for the Championship events, beginning on Friday night (but exclusive of the exhibition on Sunday). Read thru the Boston2014 website saw (if I saw this correctly) that ONLY single ticket option and ALL EVENT tickets options are available. Is this correct? :-(
    Single ticket and all event are the only ticket options. Someone on FSU contacted the LOC and that was the information that they received. There are no plans to offer weekend packages.

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    Interesting. Perhaps they don't have to use the weekend package marketing stragety. If they sold enough of the good seats anyway, let folks make up their own weekend packages by buying the tickets/seats they want. Makes things simpler.
    Anyone have an idea just how the seats have been selling? I think there will be a pretty good turnout for the major events. Just a feeling.

    Quote Originally Posted by MFarone View Post
    Single ticket and all event are the only ticket options. Someone on FSU contacted the LOC and that was the information that they received. There are no plans to offer weekend packages.

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    I think ticket sales for the "big" events on the last weekend might be going well, that's why no weekend packages. But, if the past is any indication attendance at early week events and novice and junior events will probably be sparse. Just a guess on my part!

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    For the men I'll be in section 4 and for the ladies section 16. I'm only going to the FS for both, the timing of them happen to work out really well for me but I think if there were championship weekend tickets I might have went for those.

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    You are correct. You can pretty much sit where you want during the novice and even many junior events....kinda nice to sit with friends.....even some of the senior events at Omaha weren't that well attended...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MFarone View Post
    I think ticket sales for the "big" events on the last weekend might be going well, that's why no weekend packages. But, if the past is any indication attendance at early week events and novice and junior events will probably be sparse. Just a guess on my part!

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    Quote Originally Posted by altuixde View Post
    My family and I are going to be in section 329. I would rather be in section 111 or right in front of section 111, but those seats are more expensive. When you're on the judges' side the skaters start and end their programs facing you. At some events there are a lot of TV cameras right behind the judges though, so those could obstruct your view.

    I don't think that the 1K seats are perfect. I've been in the front row before (at Lake Placid) and I had to keep twisting my neck in order to see the skaters. That was uncomfortable. It's much better to sit somewhat further away from the ice so the entire performance area fits more easily in your field of vision.

    Anyway, I can't wait until January!
    I was in the first row in Boston in 2001 and didn't like them one bit. Stiff neck, can't really see anything. I don't really need to know who has runs in their tights. Row 10 is my perfect height. I think I'm in row 15 this time around on the end.

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    To avoid breaking my neck I selected one of the ends, I discovered this after attending several nationals. Section17, Row 4, that s my sweet seat.

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    I agree with you entirely. I used to sit in corners but to avoid a stiff neck, I like the ends....but I do like being down low...I like to watch the faces and feel the wind as they go by....I am in Row 2 at the end away from the Kiss and Cry...I have become really fussy in my old age. I have to have an Isle seat if possible and after about row 8, the thrill decreases for me....I was in Row 13 at Worlds and since I got to see some great skating, it was wonderful but I felt more disconnected from the skaters and the skating....
    Same thing with watching "Celtic Woman" My forth row seat when Hayley Westenra was with them was fantastic....when I had a 15th row seat, not so much....its a coyote thing...

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterB View Post
    To avoid breaking my neck I selected one of the ends, I discovered this after attending several nationals. Section17, Row 4, that s my sweet seat.

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    So I wrote a blog today which made me realize that as of tomorrow (Wednesday) I am:

    3 weeks from Christmas
    4 weeks from New Year's
    AND...
    5 weeks from when I board a plane to Boston. Can't believe it's getting so close!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    So I wrote a blog today which made me realize that as of tomorrow (Wednesday) I am:

    3 weeks from Christmas
    4 weeks from New Year's
    AND...
    5 weeks from when I board a plane to Boston. Can't believe it's getting so close!
    ...now I feel a little better!

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    Four weeks and three days for me....at my age, that is a blink of an eye....for a six year old, its a century! LOL!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    So I wrote a blog today which made me realize that as of tomorrow (Wednesday) I am:

    3 weeks from Christmas
    4 weeks from New Year's
    AND...
    5 weeks from when I board a plane to Boston. Can't believe it's getting so close!

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