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Title: Adult Nationals 2017
Post by: dlbritton on April 18, 2017, 09:10:03 AM
Anyone from the group competing, coaching or spectating at Adult Nationals?
I will be watching on Wednesday and possibly Saturday.

If anyone is familiar with the Polar Ice House, where is the entrance for skating? ? At the front of the building , along one side, etc. ?
Is the right side towards the back the best place to park at the facility?

If this is a duplicate post please merge with the other post. I didn't see any posts about Nationals.
Title: Re: Adult Nationals 2017
Post by: FigureSpins on April 18, 2017, 09:15:52 AM
Sorry I missed you at State Games - I was busy with my student but thanks for asking for me that day.

I have no definite plans to go to AN.  It means rearranging my students and/or taking a day off from my day job, plus driving 45 minutes each way. 

Triangle FSC is looking for volunteers.  If you volunteer as an ice monitor, you get in for free and have a rink-side position to watch.
http://comp.entryeeze.com/Membership/Welcome.aspx?cid=39
Title: Re: Adult Nationals 2017
Post by: FigureSpins on April 18, 2017, 09:19:31 AM
I always park in the back/right lots.  Those are the designated "Ice Rink" spots and I'm a conformist.  Plus, there's usually one or two shady spots under the trees so your car doesn't get too hot.  There's an entrance to the facility back there, so you come in near the (less-crowded) bathrooms and indoor soccer place.  (There are windows that look into one of the rinks, so you can see the action.) 

It's a short, air conditioned walk to the rinks' entrance at the front of the facility.  That wide hallway is where the vendors usually set up shop, so it's an interesting (if crowded) stroll.
Title: Re: Adult Nationals 2017
Post by: dlbritton on April 18, 2017, 03:44:21 PM

Triangle FSC is looking for volunteers.  If you volunteer as an ice monitor, you get in for free and have a rink-side position to watch.
http://comp.entryeeze.com/Membership/Welcome.aspx?cid=39

Thanks for the info. Unfortunately the Ice Monitor slots are filled and the Door Monitor slots are at times when I definitely want to watch the skating.
Title: Re: Adult Nationals 2017
Post by: ChristyRN on April 20, 2017, 07:55:33 PM
I've been there most of the week so far as medical standby. Tomorrow I'm at the practice rink in the morning, WF to watch in the afternoon, and sweeping for the final groups in the evening.  Tuesday was my long day--picked up the first load of officials at the airport, two more airport trips, helped with set up (accounting, medical, coach's hospitality rooms) plus other stuff. I left the rink at 1am Wednesday, got ~three hours of sleep, then back to the practice rink at 9:30am followed by WF at 1pm. I was one tired woman.

I'm sure we can use extra help with breakdown Saturday if you want to volunteer. I'm sure I'll be there--I seem to live there right now.
Title: Re: Adult Nationals 2017
Post by: AgnesNitt on April 20, 2017, 08:08:51 PM
My rink had a male skater come in 4th in his class. The women have a lot tougher competition. I don't think any of them  placed.

Did you hear about the woman who broke her ankle then cut herself on a blade while trying to get up and bled all over the ice? Apparently as she was being removed on the gurney she cried out "I didn't even get to do my flip!" A skater from my rink slipped her a tossie consisting of two miniature bottles of booze and candy wrapped in bubble wrap as the EMT's carried her out.
Title: Re: Adult Nationals 2017
Post by: FigureSpins on April 21, 2017, 12:42:16 PM
Because ChristyRN shamed me, I blew off work this morning and spent a few hours as ice door monitor.  Got to watch the Int-Nov Ladies up close!  Great skating, very talented and stylish.  Some surprises - the awesome flying camel from a skater who looked like a good wind could be a problem and a prerotated axel from someone with an injury.  Enjoyed myself and remembered to buy new Rockerz for myself as a souvenir!
Title: Re: Adult Nationals 2017
Post by: dlbritton on April 21, 2017, 04:21:14 PM

Did you hear about the woman who broke her ankle then cut herself on a blade while trying to get up and bled all over the ice? Apparently as she was being removed on the gurney she cried out "I didn't even get to do my flip!" A skater from my rink slipped her a tossie consisting of two miniature bottles of booze and candy wrapped in bubble wrap as the EMT's carried her out.

Unfortunately I was watching when she fell. I was all the way at the other end of the rink so I didn't see what happened very well. There was a lot of confusion and misinformation about what happened. Last I had heard on Wednesday when I left was that it was a compound fracture and that is where the blood came from.

After she fell she just sat on the ice and pointed at her ankle , then after a while when no one came to assist her she tried to get up but it was obvious the ankle was injured and several skaters went onto the ice.
Title: Re: Adult Nationals 2017
Post by: AgnesNitt on April 21, 2017, 04:42:21 PM
We had a skater place 2nd in artistic dramatic.
Title: Re: Adult Nationals 2017
Post by: FigureSpins on April 21, 2017, 06:01:45 PM
One of our top skaters took gold in Ladies Masters Jr/Sr and one of our coaches won silver in Masters Dramatic.  Oddly enough, the coach was putting someone on the ice while I was working as doorlady, so I took a photo of us together just because I liked the kiss-and-cry backdrop.  I was careful to wait until AFTER 5pm to post it on FB, just in case someone was keeping track of my hours.

I'm working late to make up for not really doing any work until 1pm today.  (I did check email and upload some things, but nothing really useful.)
Title: Re: Adult Nationals 2017
Post by: FigureSpins on April 21, 2017, 06:37:12 PM
I am red-faced right now ... recognized Jumpin' Joe Sabovcik at the rink ...  but there was one guy who didn't have a lanyard ... he wasn't from around here ... he was in the skaters/coaches only area ... I said "You have a credential, right?"  (I was a walk in volunteer, so I didn't know how strict they wanted the rules enforced) ... I wondered why he smirked ...

Apparently, I can't recognize Charlie Tickner in person ...   :-[