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USARS National Skating Competition

At Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Competition Site: 
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
4200 Parnell Ave, Fort Wayne, IN
Bring a sweater because the inside temperature is cool.
Parking is $4 for one time, or $8 for the day.  You can also buy multiple days,
but there is no discount.

RollerDome North
This rink offers public and private practice.  It is 1.5 miles from the
coliseum.  This rink has a truly fantastic wooden floor.  
Friendly, helpful staff.
Address: 444 W. Coliseum Bl, Fort Wayne, IN

Bell's Rink
This rink offers public and private practice.  It is 5 miles from the
coliseum.  Practice is only $5.  Floor is a bit small, and there is no
air conditioning, but they run many fans.
Address: 7009 State Road 930, Fort Wayne, IN
(260) 749-8214

This is a huge store which rivals Wal-Mart.  Groceries, general goods & pharmacy.
4 miles from the Coliseum.
6901 Lima Road, Fort Wayne, IN.

About 1 mile from the Coliseum.
5311 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, IN.

Stoners Funstore (Magic)
712 S. Harrison
Fort Wayne, IN

Make your hotel reservations early.  Ask for the "Skater Rate".

Logan's Roadhouse
15 dinners for $7.99 Mon-Thurs.
6617 Lima Road, Fort Wayne, IN 
(260) 487-9944 

Candlewood Suites
This hotel is about $80/night and is 2 miles from the coliseum.
Rooms include full-size refrigerator, microwave, electric stove,
(no over), toaster, coffee maker and dishwasher.
5251 Distribution Drive, Fort Wayne, IN

Holiday Inn
This hotel is about $140/night and is across the street from the coliseum, but
you can't walk across the street - it's too dangerous.  There is no crosswalk - 
in fact, sidewalks are slim and none in Ft. Wayne.  You can take the

Spirit Airlines
We took Spirit Airlines for the first time.  It may be the last time, too.
Caution:  No luggage is free.  Even Carry-ons cost extra.  Even water costs extra.
40 pound weight limit per checked bag.  $25 extra fee for 41-50 pounds.
$30 per carry-on each way.  Skates are heavy so we put 2 pairs in one 
carry-on.  Finally, they combined our flight, causing a 2 hour delay.
Legroom is very very tight for a 6 foot tall person.
That's the Spirit!