Hello. Just posting here to get some information and advice relating to the U.S Figure Skating Championships in Boston 2014.
I've read through some of the threads, and the information there was most helpful, but hopefully this will allow me to get more targeted answers.
I will be at nationals in Boston with 2 members of my family. We're flying in just to see the short and free dance (and pairs free as well because of the ticket scheduling).
I've seen some of the rules, but was hoping someone could provide me with more information on how you are supposed to conduct yourself at one of these events. This is the first ever skating competition I am attending.
I am also wondering if Boston has any major attractions to visit, and am looking for recommendations. And also quite confused about the transit system.
So yes, I am pretty much clueless about this. I bought the tickets when they went on sale, and I've my flights and hotel room, but aside from that, I have no idea about this trip.
It would probably be helpful to you if I added that I'm from Australia, and I've never visited the US before. So our 3 day trip to Boston is a complete bamboozle. If anyone could provide information about the city as well, that would be must helpful!!
Okay, onto the shallow part of the queries:
Is there any chance that I'll get to meet any of the skaters? Travelling half-way across the world to see Meryl&Charlie (and several other talented US dance teams) is completely worth it, but it'd be great if I could meet them, or get a photo.
My next trip out of the country will not occur for at least another 8 years after this (budget issues), so it's basically my last chance to ever see them.
Will Nationals be like other events where fans throw gifts down onto the ice for them? I have a book full of sketches of M&C that I would like to present to them, they inspired me to take skating seriously and I (as you can probably already tell), am a huge fan.
Sorry for the long post,
Thank you in advance!!