we need two 2001 World Figure Skating championships ticket

we need two 2001 World Figure Skating championships ticket

Post by Wesley Dudzinsk » Thu, 08 Mar 2001 05:36:16


We are looking for two lower level (or Plaza) tickets. We will be there
starting Tuesday noon through early Sunday but we do not plan to stay
for the Exhibition session. We need two tickets but will also consider
single tickets if the seats are good.

BTW. Do you know which hotels the skaters will be staying in?

Wes

 
 
 

we need two 2001 World Figure Skating championships ticket

Post by Gus Mitche » Fri, 09 Mar 2001 02:24:17



Quote:
>We are looking for two lower level (or Plaza) tickets. We will be there
>starting Tuesday noon through early Sunday but we do not plan to stay
>for the Exhibition session. We need two tickets but will also consider
>single tickets if the seats are good.

>BTW. Do you know which hotels the skaters will be staying in?

>Wes

Wes:

As of a week or so ago, they released 200 tickets, many of which are
in the lower level. If you get offers, check the location very
carefully as most of the late release are seats that were originally
set aside for TV cameras, equipment etc and generally will have
"restricted" vision.

We have one upper level ticket left if that is any use to you and one
room available if anyone is looking for accommodation.

cheer
Gus Mitchell
Arbutus Garden House Bed and Breakfast
4470 maple Crescent
Vancouver, BC, V6J-4B3
Phone:604-738-6432

Web : www.arbutushouse.com -- for complete visitors information on the attraction of Vancouver

 
 
 

we need two 2001 World Figure Skating championships ticket

Post by Margaret Burwe » Fri, 09 Mar 2001 02:34:54

Quote:

> We are looking for two lower level (or Plaza) tickets. We will be there
> starting Tuesday noon through early Sunday but we do not plan to stay
> for the Exhibition session. We need two tickets but will also consider
> single tickets if the seats are good.

> BTW. Do you know which hotels the skaters will be staying in?

> Wes

Since all event tickets have been sold out for months, best of British
luck to you.  Dash Tours is still advertising tickets available so you
might try them.

Marg

 
 
 

we need two 2001 World Figure Skating championships ticket

Post by Wesley Dudzinsk » Fri, 09 Mar 2001 05:10:47



Quote:
>Since all event tickets have been sold out for months, best of British
>luck to you.  Dash Tours is still advertising tickets available so you
>might try them.

Hi Marg,

That was great tip about Dash Tours. I have called them and bought two
good seats on Plaza level for all events between Tuesday and Saturday.

Thanks a lot!!!

Wes

 
 
 

we need two 2001 World Figure Skating championships ticket

Post by Wesley Dudzinsk » Fri, 09 Mar 2001 05:24:20



Quote:
>As of a week or so ago, they released 200 tickets, many of which are
>in the lower level. If you get offers, check the location very
>carefully as most of the late release are seats that were originally
>set aside for TV cameras, equipment etc and generally will have
>"restricted" vision.

>We have one upper level ticket left if that is any use to you and one
>room available if anyone is looking for accommodation.

Hi Gus,

I've just bought two tickets from Dash Tours with the assurance of no
obstructions so we hope that we will be fine. Thanks for the warning. We
already have accommodations since I have made reservations in late
December last year.

Wes

 
 
 

we need two 2001 World Figure Skating championships ticket

Post by PosterBo » Fri, 09 Mar 2001 11:05:04


Quote:
> Since all event tickets have been sold out for months, best of British
> luck to you.  Dash Tours is still advertising tickets available so you
> might try them.
> Marg

    Not all, Marg.  <g>
    BC Section, CFSA, had these squirelled away until Monday: They're at:
http://www.skatinginbc.com/#tix

Cheers.

 
 
 

we need two 2001 World Figure Skating championships ticket

Post by Tracy Johnso » Fri, 09 Mar 2001 13:54:48

Quote:



> > Since all event tickets have been sold out for months, best of British
> > luck to you.

>     BC Section, CFSA, had these squirelled away until Monday: They're at:
> http://SportToday.org/#tix

You know, this kind of ticks me off. I went to great lengths to try to get
the best seats possible before tickets were even available, and got lower
bowl, row 24 for my trouble, which was a little disappointing as it's the
last (or second to last?) row in the lower bowl. I paid for my tickets almost
a year in advance. And now tickets are being released that are probably
better than mine, to people who have had the use of the ticket price for the
year that I haven't, and who haven't planned in advance for this like I have.

I'm not like a lot of you here. I've never been to an eligible competition,
let alone Worlds, because I can't afford to. And I'm only going this time
because it's in my home town and therefore it's more affordable than paying
hotel bills and meals for a week, in addition to the ticket prices
themselves.

I don't mean to sound ***y, but my point is that going to Worlds is a
*huge* deal for me, and it just irritates me that people who probably care
less about going are now going to be able to pick up tickets at the last
minute and get better seats in the bargain.

Having said that, I'm truly *ecstatic* about going to Worlds at all, so any
seats that I can get are wonderful. I'm just a little frustrated at the weird
things that happen with tickets for some of these events, that's all.

Tracy

 
 
 

we need two 2001 World Figure Skating championships ticket

Post by Smallovian Insid » Fri, 09 Mar 2001 16:43:54


writes:

Quote:
>I don't mean to sound ***y, but my point is that going to Worlds is a
>*huge* deal for me, and it just irritates me that people who probably care
>less about going are now going to be able to pick up tickets at the last
>minute and get better seats in the bargain.

>Having said that, I'm truly *ecstatic* about going to Worlds at all, so any
>seats that I can get are wonderful. I'm just a little frustrated at the weird
>things that happen with tickets for some of these events, that's all.

I sympathize greatly. Please, remember the last paragraph. Some of us will
never get to worlds. Ever. It's just not in the cards for someone without great
means to be a big fan of figure skating. Economic reality is unpleasant.

The fact that I can not personally ever have a hope of attending a worlds makes
me all the more grateful to this newsgroup and mailing lists that allow people
who attend to post reports, often while they're still at the event. It's the
next best thing to being there.

I hope, despite everything, you have a heck of a good time.

Peg

27vfl00aml
==


 
 
 

we need two 2001 World Figure Skating championships ticket

Post by SIPAA » Fri, 09 Mar 2001 21:42:26

Quote:

>And now tickets are being released that are probably better than mine, to

people who have had the use of the ticket price for the year that I haven't,
and who haven't planned in advance for this like I
have.<

It is probably just that certain sections have to be held until a certain date
in case sponsors want tickets.  I think this can apply both to the arena itself
and to the organization holding the event.  (Meaning sponsors of the arena as
well as sponsors of the event.)  I hope you have a great time at the event!

Alison
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Love one another as I have loved you. - J.C.

 
 
 

we need two 2001 World Figure Skating championships ticket

Post by SIPAA » Fri, 09 Mar 2001 21:44:03

Quote:

>Some of us will never get to worlds. Ever. It's just not in the cards for

someone without great
means to be a big fan of figure skating. Economic reality is unpleasant.<

I hope the Skategods intervene in your favor!  Stranger things have happened!

Alison
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Love one another as I have loved you. - J.C.

 
 
 

we need two 2001 World Figure Skating championships ticket

Post by Catsk8m » Sat, 10 Mar 2001 03:07:26

Quote:
>I've just bought two tickets from Dash Tours with the assurance of no
>obstructions so we hope that we will be fine. Thanks for the warning. We
>already have accommodations since I have made reservations in late
>December last year.

>Wes

Wow, lower deck!!! Do you know if they still have any? I have left a couple
messages on their toll free number. Did you have to pay a ridiculously high
price for them? Please give me some hope! I can't pay much more than the actual
fee. I hope they're not scalping them.
 
 
 

we need two 2001 World Figure Skating championships ticket

Post by Wesley Dudzinsk » Sat, 10 Mar 2001 03:54:20



Quote:
>You know, this kind of ticks me off. I went to great lengths to try to get
>the best seats possible before tickets were even available, and got lower
>bowl, row 24 for my trouble, which was a little disappointing as it's the
>last (or second to last?) row in the lower bowl. I paid for my tickets almost
>a year in advance. And now tickets are being released that are probably
>better than mine, to people who have had the use of the ticket price for the
>year that I haven't, and who haven't planned in advance for this like I have.

Hi Tracy,

Yes, I agree with you and it used to bother me too. It does not bother
me anymore because many years ago I have decided that I would not allow
the event organizers (and not just figure skating organizers) to do that
to me. Here is what you can do to improve your position. Allow yourself
to take more risks and do not buy any tickets in advance. If the event
is held in your home town then just show up near the event's box office
one hour before the starting time. First check the box office itself.
Almost always they will have some tickets, mostly not very good ones but
sometimes they have good ones too. If they do not have good seats do not
buy them and look around for people selling their own tickets. Very
frequently there would be some people who need to sell their tickets for
reasons like: they've just got too many or because of some emergency
like work, sickens, death, car accidents, etc. These people would be
happy that someone can give them their money back and they never ask for
more than they have paid for them. There are many arenas that would not
allow the legitimately purchased tickets to be returned to the box
office for credit. They do not want to be bothered with them. This is
very stupid policy but you can use it to your advantage.

Another idea is to find out where the skaters and out of town visitors
are staying. Go there and check the bulletin board for notices about
extra tickets, there are always some. They usually leave the name and
room number to call so do it. This is how we have bought some of our
tickets for the US Nationals in Nashville. We have arrived in town with
Zero tickets and we have seen every event that we have wanted, always
with acceptable seats on lower level. The best seat was a single, third
row ticket in a good section for ladies free skate when Tara has beaten
Michelle for the US title.

So how all this talk helps you for this championship? It will help you
if you are willing to accept some risk. Use the advice about hotels, go
there and buy some tickets a day or two in advance, if they have any
better one than yours. On the day of the event arrive thirty minutes
before the event and sell you 24th row tickets (ask only for the ticket
face value) to someone like me who has arrived with no tickets at all.
This year I do have the tickets but this is an exception from the
general rule. And yes, I know, if everyone have tried to do what I do
this advice would not work so enjoy it while it lasts.

And how long I have been practicing what I have described here? Quite
long actually, over 25 years. I have developed this technique when I
have studied at the university in Warsaw, Poland. As a student I could
not afford to buy tickets well in advance since, I was poor and have had
very little money while living on a small scholarship. I was forced to
so something and this has worked reasonably well. When I have arrived to
the USA, to my great surprise, I have learned that the same method works
precisely the same way here. I cannot see why Canada would be that much
different.

Quote:
>I'm not like a lot of you here. I've never been to an eligible competition,
>let alone Worlds, because I can't afford to. And I'm only going this time
>because it's in my home town and therefore it's more affordable than paying
>hotel bills and meals for a week, in addition to the ticket prices
>themselves.

I see some danger here! I think that after this event you will get so
***ed to the live skating competitions and you will be forced to
attend the future ones too. Perhaps you should avoid the risk and sell
all your tickets now ;)

Quote:
>Having said that, I'm truly *ecstatic* about going to Worlds at all, so any
>seats that I can get are wonderful. I'm just a little frustrated at the weird
>things that happen with tickets for some of these events, that's all.

I think that you will forget all frustration once you see a good live
skate there. Have fun and do not let the organizers to ruin your
experience.

Wes