Keep warm with tea during the 2012 U.S. Figure Skating Championships!

HP Pavilion. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, GNU Free Documentation license.

San Jose skating fans, keep warm with hot tea and snacks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships this weekend! San Jose has the honor of hosting the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, the country’s most important figure skating event, at the HP Pavilion – also known as the Shark Tank — this week and weekend! Tickets are still available, so why not try and see the new set of possible Olympians compete in person? Local Olympic skaters Peggy Fleming and Brian Boitano will be present.

Knowing that the Pavilion will be kept at a low temperature during the competition, San Jose skating fans should prepare with warm clothing, a travel mug of hot tea, and maybe some snacks from the tea party pantry, for the experience of watching this exciting event live.  According to the HP Pavilion policies, audience members are allowed to bring a small amount of food and drink into the arena for their personal consumption, although large coolers or other large insulated containers are not allowed.  A nice black tea would provide enough strong flavor and caffeine to contribute to the excitement of the event.

The competitions have already begun, but the most anticipated events, the ice dancing free skate and the ladies’ free skate, will occur at noon and 4 p.m. respectively, on Saturday, January 28. The men’s free skate, pairs long skate and the closing ceremonies will be held on Sunday, January 29.

Copyright 2012, Elizabeth Urbach.

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For more information:
Skate San Jose 2012 website
HP Pavilion web site
HP Pavilion ticket web site
US Figure Skating Championships tickets on Ticketmaster
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