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    2014 GPF Barcelona website, tickets, other information

    2014 GPF Barcelona website, tickets, other information

    Posted on Jul 9 by Federación Española Deportes de Hielo:
    4-Day pass available from tomorrow morning at www.gpf2014barcelona.com

    ETA:

    Lengthy official press release -- also from the Spanish fed:


    Tweets from @Hieloespanol:

    The all event ticket for Barcelona GPF will cost from 90 to 255 euros http://www.gpf2014barcelona.com that will be operative in short notice.
    Breakdown of prices of the Barcelona GPF. Tickets will be purchased through http://gpf2014barcelona.com pic.twitter.com/WmuUsvb8PU
    (The graphic shows prices for single-session tickets.)

    Posts from the Facebook page of Hielo Español (emphases added):

    A la espera de ofreceros una crónica más detallada esta tarde, os vamos adelantando algunos detalles de la final del Grand Prix de Barcelona.
    Fecha: 11 a 14 de diciembre de 2014
    Lugar: Sala polivalente del Fórum de Barcelona
    Número de participantes: 72 entre júnior y sénior
    Aforo: 5.500 localidades. Se calcula que en los cuatro días de competición pasarán unas 32.000 personas
    Entradas: Abono completo desde 90 a 255 euros, dependiendo de zonas y posibilidad de adquirir entradas independientes para cada día. Las entradas se venderán a través de la web www.gpf2014barcelona.com que estará operativa en breve.
    Retransmisión: la prueba será retransmitida para todo el mundo por Televisión Española que dará una cobertura de 20 horas. Se estima que la prueba será vista en 57 países con una audiencia estimada de 605 millones de espectadores.


    VÍDEO – Rueda de prensa de la presentación de la final del Grand Prix de Barcelona (está en catalán) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzJDxzgHJjU

    Europe On Ice shared Hielo Español's photo.
    Poster for the ISU Grand Prix Final 2014 in Barcelona featuring Spanish ice dancers Sara Hurtado & Adrian Diaz
    https://www.facebook.com/europeonice...02652583125861

    ETA, a second poster for the GPF shows Javier Fernandez:

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    I googled for the venue "Sala polivalente del Fórum de Barcelona" and didn't get any exact matches.

    But there is a news article --> HERE in Spanish... which seems to confirm CCIB as the venue... but I have no idea how reliable/accurate/credible that site is or where they got their information:

    "La pista se instalará en la sala polivalente del Centro Internacional de Convenciones de Barcelona (CCIB) del Fórum de Barcelona, convertido por vez primera en un recinto deportivo y tendrá una capacidad para 5.500 espectadores"

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    EFE 07/09/2014 14:08

    Barcelona, ​​July 9 (Reuters) -. Barcelona host between 11 and 14 December the End of ISU Grand Prix figure skating and ice dancing in which they take part the best specialists in the world in what will be the first time Spain will host the event, endowed with 200,000 euros in prize money.

    The track will be installed in the multipurpose room of the International Center of Barcelona's Forum Convention Centre (CCIB), developed for the first time in a sports venue and have a capacity for 5,500 spectators.

    The world's best skaters, including Olympic, World and European champions will compete in the ISU Grand Prix Series of 2014-15, with a prize of 130,000 euros per individual event.

    The Series 141 have been invited individual skaters and couples 24 member countries of the ISU (International Skating Union).

    Each test will involve twelve women and twelve men, eight duos eight pairs ice dancing. The top six in each discipline compete in the Grand Prix Final in Barcelona.

    The Grand Prix will consist of six events and skaters participate on invitation according to the results in the World Championships and in the 'Top 24' of the world rankings. Medallists of the junior world championships and champions ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating are guaranteed a place.

    The Grand Prix series 2014/15 will have three Olympic champions: Russian Adelina Sotnikova, Yuzuru Hanyu Japanese and Russian duo Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov (RUS) and world champions dancing on ice, Italians Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte and Junior world Champion, Russian Elena Radionova.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YesWay View Post
    I googled for the venue "Sala polivalente del Fórum de Barcelona" and didn't get any exact matches.

    But there is a news article --> HERE in Spanish... which seems to confirm CCIB as the venue... but I have no idea how reliable/accurate/credible that site is or where they got their information:

    "La pista se instalará en la sala polivalente del Centro Internacional de Convenciones de Barcelona (CCIB) del Fórum de Barcelona, convertido por vez primera en un recinto deportivo y tendrá una capacidad para 5.500 espectadores"
    The official press release from the Spanish federation (I will add the link to the OP):

    Re the venue, it says:
    La competición, que se celebrará en la Sala Polivalente del Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB), “será la coronación de un circuito mundial, el más importante tras los Juegos Olímpicos y los Campeonatos del Mundo”, ha asegurado la edil. Fandos también ha reconocido que “nos consta que los responsables de la ISU quedaron encantados con el espacio, que además permitirá hacer un antes y un después de la Final del Grand Prix. Adaptaremos el recinto para que sea una pista de hielo con capacidad para 5.500 espectadores, lo que supondrá que un total de 32.000 seguidores de este deporte podrán disfrutar de la competición”.

    ETA, what seems to be CCIB's own official website:

    ETA:
    You didn't ask , but IMO, it would be rare for Reuters to get a basic fact wrong in this kind of situation -- meaning in which the reporters are being spoon-fed the correct information at a press conference where the promoters are seeking publicity to generate ticket sales.

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    Shedule


    https://twitter.com/Hieloespanol/sta...019585/photo/1


    Again Men event day by day. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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    Quote Originally Posted by HanDomi View Post
    Shedule


    https://twitter.com/Hieloespanol/sta...019585/photo/1


    Again Men event day by day. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    Thanks for the link.

    I don't understand what you mean by "Again Men event day by day"... I don't see anything unusual about the schedule?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HanDomi View Post
    Thx, HanDomi. (I did not understand your comment either.)

    Copy-and-paste-able version of the schedule from https://www.facebook.com/gpf2014barcelona:

    CALENDARIO/SCHEDULE GRAND PRIX FINAL BARCELONA 2014:

    Jueves/Dijous/Thursday 11th
    14:00h JUNIOR LADIES - Short Program
    15:05h JUNIOR ICE DANCE - Short Program
    16:20h JUNIOR MEN - Short Program
    17:25h JUNIOR PAIRS - Short Program
    19:45h Opening Ceremony
    20:15h PAIRS - Short Program
    21:30h LADIES - Short Program

    Viernes/Divendres/Friday 12th
    14:30h JUNIOR LADIES – Free Skating
    15:40h JUNIOR ICE DANCE – Free Skating
    17:00h JUNIOR MEN – Free Skating
    18:15h JUNIOR PAIRS – Free Skating
    19:45h ICE DANCE - Short Dance
    21:00h MEN - Short Program

    Sábado/Dissabte/Saturday 13th
    16:00h PAIRS – Free Skating
    17:25h LADIES – Free Skating
    19:25h ICE DANCE – Free Dance
    20:45h MEN – Free Skating

    Domingo/Diumenge/Sunday 14th
    12:00h GALA

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    The official website is now active at http://www.gpf2014barcelona.com/

    ...and all-event tickets are now available:

    Quote Originally Posted by Alba View Post
    The link is active now. You may purchase your tickets here and enjoy the event.
    https://proticketing.com/gpf2014barc.../92360/step1r2

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    Quote Originally Posted by YesWay View Post
    Thanks for the link.

    I don't understand what you mean by "Again Men event day by day"... I don't see anything unusual about the schedule?
    I think they're referring to the men's short & long being on consecutive days, without a day's break in between. Many thought (I did myself) that this tight schedule contributed to the Sochi splatfest - even some skaters such as Chan gave interviews to that effect.

    Correct me if I'm wrong: it is my understanding that either Senior Bs or GP events or both of them usually don't schedule a day's break between the programs, only the Olympics? And Sochi was the first time they broke tradition and that was possibly because of the Team event?

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    When would ticket for men single be available?

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    I had such trouble booking the tickets this morning, was at the site at 9 am sharp when it went on-line, but it was entirely my own fault. ;-/
    Fixed it now, hurah.
    Can't wait, I love Barcelona, it'll be great to go there again, and now with an added reason!

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    The event is in the CCIB, we know it as "Forum building", it's at the end of Diagonal Avenue and very close to a mall and the metro and with a few hotels around. It looks like a nice place, I already got my tickets and booked my hotel.

    If you need any kind of translation let me know

    Quote Originally Posted by skatefan22 View Post
    When would ticket for men single be available?
    The individual tickets aren't by event but by session: Thursday has 2 sessions: 1 with the juniors and 1 with 2 senior events; Friday, Saturday and Sunday have only 1 session.

    In this link posted previously by Golden411 you have it: https://twitter.com/Hieloespanol/sta...38959360970752

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    I'm trying to decide whether to get a hotel at the Diagonal del Mar area or closer to the city center and just take the metro.

    I remember the area being quite out of the way (I once took a bus at Diagonal avenue and stayed seated all the way just to see where I'd end up. That is where! ;-)
    it was worth it, though, good shopping center)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winnie_20 View Post
    I'm trying to decide whether to get a hotel at the Diagonal del Mar area or closer to the city center and just take the metro.

    I remember the area being quite out of the way (I once took a bus at Diagonal avenue and stayed seated all the way just to see where I'd end up. That is where! ;-)
    it was worth it, though, good shopping center)
    It depends on what you're planning to do but, honestly, I would recommend you to stay in a hotel closer to the city centre. I'm from Barcelona and sometimes go to that zone to see concerts, shopping, etc. and I think it's quite far if you want to visit all the most important places. In my opinion, the best thing would be to get a hotel near a Line 4 (yellow) underground station, for instance near Urquinaona or Jaume I, located in the very same city centre and very well connected to the Forum station (15-20 minutes). This is just a personal opinion, but getting a hotel close to the centre would allow you to visit lots of interesting places in a short period of time, since many of the most popular attractions in the city are in that area.

    However, if you don't have much time and only plan to visit some specific monuments you can stay near Diagonal Mar. As I said, in 20 minutes you can get to the city centre taking the metro.

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    2014 GPF Barcelona website, tickets, other information

    At this point I have no particular wishes re: sightseeing, as I have already done everything I wanted there in recent visits to Barcelona. But meeting up with friends would be much easier if I stayed in the city center area. :-)

    Now that you mention it, though, I may have to check out the concerts! I went to one a few years ago, which was in an absolutely gorgeous concert hall in the city, actually, we got tickets mainly so we could get inside the building, IIRC (and the concert turned out to be amazing, too, lol).
    edit; it was the Palau de la Musica Catalana. Stunning!

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    Ok I didn't know you had already visited the city more than once....I would still prefer to stay closer to the city centre area, though ;-)

    And, yes, Palau de la Música is absolutely gorgeous! Another incredible hall is the Gran Teatre del Liceu...a typical italian horeshoe-shaped theatre but very impressive, especially if you've never been to such a big opera house before. I go there quite often and it is not difficult to find cheap tickets, which cost like 10 euros. Additionally, last-minute tickets cost 1/2 of their original price if you're under 26. IMO this is better than paying 6 or 7 euros for just visiting the theatre in a tour.

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