NRW Trophy Single & Pair Skating Dortmund, Germany / 4th of December - 8th of December
4th of December - 8th of December
Eissportzentrum Westfahlen / Strobelallee 32, 44139 Dortmund, Germany
TBA (usually around 50 Euro for an All Event)
How to reach:
From the main trainstation just take U45 until Westfahlenhallen. From there its just a small walk of about 5 minutes. There is a large parking area too, so if you come by car, you should be fine as well.
The practice rink is outside, but easily accessible and covered by a roof. There is also a small "restaurant" inside where you can eat & drink.
There are quite a few hotels nearby, I have picked a few that I used before - room price´s range from 50-120 Euro a night.
A: Bed&Breakfast - Wittekindstraße 106 Dortmund (Walking Distance about 10-15 minutes)
This Hotel offers single, double, triple and family rooms for up to 4 members. The breakfast is usually served around 7-10 AM, it is very good but must be paid extra on arrival. ( 7.50 Euro each ) The rooms are a bit noisy, but skating fans don't spend much time in them anyways. If you come by car, you can use the free parking service directly at the hotel (first come - first serve) - if you arrive very late it can happen that you wont find a free spot.
In case you prefer traveling without a car, then it is also very easy to reach by using the local "Stadtbahn", which departs from the main trainstation (Dortmund Hauptbahnhof), just look for the big blue U and board the tram with the number 45 until Stadtgarten, where you change into the U 42 in direction (Hormbuch) and leave at Theodor Fliedner Heim. The Hotel is just across the street.
Room price is 50-70 Euro a Night.
A: Hotel Gildenhof - Hohe Str. 139 Dortmund (Walking Distance about 10 - 15 minutes)
This Hotel is run by a local family, therefore it offers a different experience than of a big hotel company. The staff is very friendly and usually has some time to chat if you want to know more about Dortmund, like some tips for sightseeing etc. Breakfast is 9 Euro and tastes very good, they also have a restaurant offering typical German Food. The hotel offers single and double rooms and can easily be reached by "Stadtbahn", take number 45 at Dortmund main station and leave at "Westfahlenhallen", from there it is a 10 minute walk.
Room price is 70-80 Euro a Night.
B: Steigenberger - Berswordtstraße 2, Dortmund (Walking Distance 10 minutes)
Compared to Gildenhof this is the total opposite, a very large complex building, with fitness rooms, solarium, special food service (for those with a diet) etc. What I always loved about Steigenberger is the room service, you just order your breakfast in the evening and they bring it to your room. Very nice for those that like to sleep long and prefer eating in bed. Parking fee is 12 Euro a day and you don't need to book those in advance. Rooms are quite big, you usually have a table and some chairs, so that you can do some work like me writing an article about the NRW Trophy
The hotel also offers a terrace where you can take a seat, WLan does cost a fee and lunch packet´s can be ordered as well.
Again you can reach the hotel by taking U45 until "Westfahlenhallen". You should be able to see the hotel after going up the stairs.
Room Price is 70 - 110 Euro a Night.
A: Best Western Parkhotel Strobelallee 41 Dortmund (Walking Distance 5 minutes)
While the most expensive hotel, it also is the closest to the ice rink. Its just 5 minutes and can as well be reached by taking the U45 from the Dortmund main station. The hotel does offer room service including breakfast, a pool, massage´s, steam bath etc. Wlan is free, money exchange possible and you can even book a suite for 250 Euro. I have been in different rooms there, some were really small but also a lot cheaper, while others more expensive and larger. After checking their website today, I did not find any offers for those cheaper rooms, so either they are already sold out or no longer available at the hotel.
Room Price is 110 - 250 Euro a Night.
To note is that there is also a Hotel Pullman, right next to Steigenberger. I never used that hotel before so I cant give you any information about it.
Ill keep the thread updated and also apply for a media accreditation, if granted I will be able to report about the event directly from the ice rink.
Thanks for all of the detailed information.
Wicked Yankee Girl
Wow! Thank you so much, Alex D, for all that info!
You are welcome If someone has any questions, let me know!
Many thanks Alex! This is very useful info as I'm thinking of going to Dortmund to see this competition.
Thanks Alex D.
Any word on webcasting/broadcasting?
A broadcast in TV is very unlikely, unfortunately figure skating does not get much support of the local media in Germany :(, but the guys at Dortmund most likely offer you either a live video stream and / or a big video archive where you can catch up with every single performance of the event.
Originally Posted by lcd
Kaiumova, Iushenko, Samarin, Menshov, Martinez, Berton/Hotarek and James/Cipres are on the entry list.
Short overview about the current Entries:
Senior Ladies: (25) including....
Kaat VAN DAELE
Senior Men: (22) including...
Brian Joubert (new)
Senior Pairs: (7) including...
Annabelle PRÖLß / Ruben BLOMMAERT
Maylin / Daniel WENDE
Stefania BERTON / Ondrej HOTAREK
Mari VARTMANN / Aaron VAN CLEAVE
Vanessa JAMES / Morgan CIPRES
Vera BAZAROVA / Yuriy LARIONOV (new)
Looks like a tough competition for the Pairs this year, I am missing some names at the Senior Ladies, especially those that came every year. No Helgesson sisters, no finnish girls either :( but Fleur in her maybe? last season and Polina from Russia.
There are also some interesting names in the juniors bracket for Russia and Italy, I am very curious about those!
Regarding tickets, no news yet.
In case there isn't a presale this year, you can buy them directly at the Ice Rink. There are always a few girls selling them, just go up the stairs to the right from the entrance, there is a double door and right behind it the tickets are sold.
Schedule is online
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
Basic Novice A Girls Free Program
Basic Novice A Boys Free Program
Basic Novice B Girls Free Program
Victory Ceremony Basic Competition
Advanced Novice Girls Short Program
Advanced Novice Boys Short Program
Junior Men Short Program
Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Advanced Novice Girls Free Program
Advanced Novice Boys Free Program
Victory Ceremony Advanced Competition
Junior Ladies Short Program
Friday, December 6th, 2013
Junior Men Free Program
Junior Ladies Free Program
Victory Ceremony Junior Men and Ladies
Junior Pairs Short Program
Senior Skating Short Program
Saturday, December 7nd, 2013
Senior Ladies Short Program
Senior Men Short Program
Junior Pairs Free Program
Senior Pairs Free Program
Victory Ceremony Junior and Senior Pairs
Sunday, December 8th, 2013
Senior Ladies Free Program
Senior Men Free Program
Victory Ceremony Senior Ladies and Men
One does not simply skate into Sochi
They just wrote on fb that Brian Joubert will be there!
Fantastic! Hope he puts out strong skates
Originally Posted by MaiKatze
I am very happy to announce that I have received a positive reply regarding my request for a media accreditation!
I also have the ticket presale details for you.
As in the last year you can buy tickets in advance. Those will grant you a guaranteed seat during the competition. However, you can also buy tickets on the day of your arrival at the ticket counter (open one hour before the competition starts). Keep in mind though, there is a limit of tickets available - so to play it safe I would advice to book your tickets in advance.
More infos you can get at the official website http://single-skating.nrw-trophy.de/?page_id=894
The prices are:
All-day ticket 4.-6.12.13: 7€
All-day ticket 7.12.13: 15€
All-day ticket 8.12.13: 15€
All-Event Ticket (4.12.-8.12.13): 45€
Children under 14-years 5€
The Live Stream has also been confirmed
If you have any more question let me know!
Thanks Alex, please provide us with link of live stream
just call me K or Art jockey
Peter Liebers has been removed from the entry list.