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    Skate America to be in Chicago area (Hoffman Estates, IL) Oct. 24-26

    http://www.hhonorssponsorships.com/f...ing/news/1578/

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 25, 2014) – U.S. Figure Skating announced today the selection of Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill. (suburban Chicago), as the host venue for 2014 Hilton HHonors Skate America. Hilton HHonors, the guest loyalty program of Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct hotel brands, celebrates its fourth year as the title sponsor of Skate America, the first of six stops on the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series. Competition featuring 56 world-class skaters from around the world will take place Oct. 24-26.

    “The Greater Chicago area is home to many of our clubs and has an extensive skating fan base,” U.S. Figure Skating Executive Director David Raith said. “U.S. Figure Skating is excited to bring our principal international event to this skating-rich area.”

    Skate America, the premier annual international figure skating competition held in the United States since 1979, will be held in the Chicago area for the first time. The event will be the first major U.S. Figure Skating event, domestic or international, held in Greater Chicago since the 1946 U.S. Championships. Sears Centre recently hosted the 2014 Midwestern & Pacific Coast Synchronized Sectional Championships in January. The Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare will be the official host hotel for the event.
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    Jason and Gracie HAVE to be there! The crowd will go CRAZY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mintx View Post
    Jason and Gracie HAVE to be there! The crowd will go CRAZY!
    Gracie will for sure since she is the National champ. Jason probably will as well because Jeremy is retiring.

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    Was hoping for East Coast :(

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    Yesssss omg!

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    Quandary. Do I go to Skate Canada, which is actually closer to my house? Or do I go to Skate America, which is in one of my fave cities and would give Mr. P an excuse to ride the Empire Builder? Decisions, decisions.

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    Oh, holy cow, my hometown (well, HE is about 20 minutes from the suburb I live in) AND it's also a football bye week for my college team!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mskater93 View Post
    Oh, holy cow, my hometown (well, HE is about 20 minutes from the suburb I live in) AND it's also a football bye week for my college team!
    Ooohhh a chance to meet the famous (to me, anyway) mskater93? Hm.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    Quandary. Do I go to Skate Canada, which is actually closer to my house? Or do I go to Skate America, which is in one of my fave cities and would give Mr. P an excuse to ride the Empire Builder? Decisions, decisions.
    Come to SkAm with me!!! You can't beat Chicago!

    Quote Originally Posted by mskater93 View Post
    Oh, holy cow, my hometown (well, HE is about 20 minutes from the suburb I live in) AND it's also a football bye week for my college team!
    MINE TOO!! I no longer live there but Chi is where I'm from and where I went to college!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulosai View Post
    Come to SkAm with me!!! You can't beat Chicago!
    Well that's pretty appealing too.....


    Quote Originally Posted by tulosai View Post
    MINE TOO!! I no longer live there but Chi is where I'm from and where I went to college!
    I believe both you and and mskater93 are both Northwestern Wildcats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tulosai View Post
    Come to SkAm with me!!! You can't beat Chicago!

    That's true. And hopefully by then it will have stopped snowing here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlaysInTheDirt View Post
    That's true. And hopefully by then it will have stopped snowing here.
    wellll in reality, maybe you can beat Chicago in winter... SoCal is really nice that time of year...

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    At least we don't get earthquakes, forest fires, and torrential rain (oh, wait, we got that LAST spring ) in Chicago.

    Hey, PITD, it's possible that it will START snowing here for NEXT winter that week...

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    Also just so everyone knows, the Sears Center is pretty far out of the city center. Like, even in ideal traffic 45 minutes out. And it isn't reachable with public transport. So be aware of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mskater93 View Post
    At least we don't get earthquakes, forest fires, and torrential rain (oh, wait, we got that LAST spring ) in Chicago.

    Hey, PITD, it's possible that it will START snowing here for NEXT winter that week...

    Or at the rate we've been going, mskater, a couple of weeks before.....lol.


    tulosai, no fair taunting those of us who have suffered through such a LONG winter. Good call on explaining the location, by the way.

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