It’s April, and it’s time to get serious about Showcase! This post has some information about competition travel and upcoming rehearsals.
First, the National Showcase 2022 competition is being held in Wesley Chapel, Florida (near Tampa) on August 2 – 6, 2022. See the host club, Champion’s Edge Skating Club website for information about the venue. Your travel dates should be Monday, August 1 – Sunday, August 7th. See the Competition page on this site for general info.
Travel: Aug. 1 – Aug 7
An email went out to the team with details about booking a room using our reserved block at the hotel we’re requesting you stay in for the competition. The only way to book a room there is through this link, as the hotel is all reserved at this point. See the email of 4/25 for hotel name and details.
The hotel has a pool, breakfast included with your stay, and is a 5-minute walk from the ice rink.
We ask you to stay with the team because coordinating to and from the rink and activities like meals and an evening swim are much easier and more fun when we all stay together! We ask you to prioritize being with the team for this trip, but of course do not force anyone to stay where they do not wish to stay.
Plan to arrive in Tampa in the afternoon of Monday, August 1st, as sometimes singles practice ice is held the evening before the competition begins. We will update you on competition schedule as soon as we hear anything about this.
Also, plan to stay until the morning of Sunday, August 7th, as the evening of the last day of competition always has the finals and Parade of Champions. Recently, ensemble events have been held the last day of competition, as well.
In short, National Showcase is a 5-day extravaganza and we’ll be there for every minute of it!
If you plan to rent a car, we strongly recommend coordinating with another family if possible, as car rentals are expensive! The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the rink, though, so you can easily manage without a car.
Rehearsals at Greeley Ice Haus
As you all know by now, EPIC rink is closed from May 19th – June 19th. This is a long time to be away from our rehearsals! So, we have rented ice time at the Greeley rink, Greeley Ice Haus, located at 900 8th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631 (phone 970-350-9402).
These are the new rehearsal times:
- Tuesday, May 31 – 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.; ALSO 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. on ice (off-ice between)
- Wednesday, June 1 – 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (Large only)
- Tuesday, June 7 – 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.; ALSO 9:45 – 10:45 on ice (off-ice between)
- Wednesday, June 8 – 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (Large only)
- Tuesday, June 14 – 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.; ALSO 9:45 – 10:45 on ice (off-ice between)
- Wednesday, June 15 – 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (Large only)