I have gone several times, when there were skaters that I was interested in competing. Rink 2 is where most of the Junior & Senior events are held. It used to be that a really good group of skaters competed there-Patrick Chan, Rachael Flatt, Ashley Wagner, Ross Miner, Rohene Ward, Emily Hughes, Castelli & Shnapir, etc
However, last year the most notable competitor was Keegan Messing in senior men.
I don't know why the competition is less popular with skaters than it was, but that's how it is. This year the itneresting part will be looking at the Juniors for new up and coming skaters, and the Israeli skating team, and Ross Miner.
The good part is that there is no charge to attend, and the rink food is edible.
For a number of years, the "main events" were the junior competitions; then more recently prominent senior skaters began to compete here as Doris mentioned (many of them had previously competed as juniors), but that changed last year for some reason. It should still be a worthwhile event, especially if you live close enough to "commute" to the rink.
I would love a report on Ross Miner! I know some don't care for Ross...think he is dull or something...but I really like him. Loved his FS last year. I'm really hoping he has found his 3A and is having more success with a quad.
Thanks for any and all reports.
I'm definitely in that minority. I think Ross' skill is underrated. I liked his FS last year too. Hoping for better things this season!
We're going from Wednesday to Saturday! I am so glad that Ross Miner will be back there this season. I'm hoping for Samantha Caesario, and Ashley Cain is a joy to watch. I hope Keegan Messing will be there, along with Emanuel Savary. The rink food is quite decent (lots of healthy choices available - the rice bowl selections). Absolutely dress warm - the rink is the coldest rink we've ever been in. We wear pants, long sleeves, fleece, bring blankets, and seat cushion/stadium seats (and change back to shorts after each day's competition).
I def will be excited to see what Ross has planned for this season. Ill be checking in for updates.
Mens SP seems to be on Thurs night followed by FS on Friday.
Have fun to everyone going and hope you can share some reports.
Does anyone know if results are being announced anywhere online