Okay, some of the bad news from Portland:
Yesterday morning, and again today, we were not let in/kicked out of the arena for warm-ups. They have decided to close those to spectators! For at least the past 2 years we have been allowed to attend warm-ups, so this was a shock.
The Rose Garden arena people are catching all the flack of course, and they keep pointing at USFSA, but the one USFSA person we found said it was 'Portland' which I guess means the organizing committee. Big bummer, and kind of shady, considering we buy tix so far in advance and rightfully expected a particular product.
They must be trying to save money on arena expenses, I suppose. Less people to handle the facililty when closed.... I don't know. Not a great way to treat fans, I think.