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at Excel Energy Center
Tuesday, 01/19/16, 9:15am ($$$$)
If you're into Olympics Figure Skating, you probably know more about this than I do. The event is taking place from January 16 - 24 , 2016 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul and Bloomington Ice Garden. Pricing looks too expensive, but these things only comes around once in a while.
U.S. Figure Skating has selected Saint Paul as the host city for the 2016 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships on January 15-24, 2016 at Xcel Energy Center and Bloomington Ice Garden.
The annual event, held since 1914, is the nation’s most prestigious figure skating event, with past winners including Michelle Kwan, Kristi Yamaguchi and Scott Hamilton. The city of Saint Paul also hosted the 2008 U.S. Championships. Champions included 2010 Olympians Mirai Nagasu, Evan Lysacek, and Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto. Sign up to receive the latest news and information.
Visit 2016uschampionships.com for details on ticket packages, event partners, volunteering, accommodations and more.
All-Event Ticket Packages include a reserved seat to all senior, junior and novice level competitions at Xcel Energy Center plus general admission to specified practice sessions at Xcel Energy Center and intermediate and juvenile competitions at Bloomington Ice Garden.* Packages are $395, $595, $895 and $995.
Championship Weekend Packages include one ticket to the final free skate competitions in ladies, men's, pairs and dance to be held on Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24.* Packages are $179, $229 and $349.
The Smucker's Skating Spectacular offers fans the opportunity to see all the champions and medalists for the week's competition let loose in a fun, theatrical ice show. The Smucker's Skating Spectacular is on Sunday, January 24 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35, $45, $60 and $75.
*Subject to change. Click here for the schedule of events.
Sunday, January 17, 2016 10:00 AM
Monday, January 18, 2016 2:00 PM
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 9:15 AM
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 11:20 AM
Thursday, January 21, 2016 2:45 PM
Friday, January 22, 2016 9:00 AM
Saturday, January 23, 2016 9:00 AM
Sunday, January 24, 2016 1:00 PM
with Full Of Hell & Tombs
at Triple Rock Social Club
Wednesday, 01/20/16, 8pm ($15/$18)
One of Norway's most premier, underground metal bands, 1349 will be making a stop at The Triple Rock Social Club on Wednesday, January 20th, as part of their "Chaos Raids USA & Mexico 2016" tour.
They released their first album in four years last year entitled Massive Cauldron of Chaos and have been touring on that album ever since. They were here in June at the Amsterdam Bar & Hall in Saint Paul and I heard nothing but amazing things about their show. I can't wait to finally see them!
Tombs (Experimental metal from NY) and Full of Hell (Hardcore punk from MD/PA) will be opening the show.
01/20/16 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
01/21/16 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
01/22/16 Denver, CO Roxy Theatre
01/27/16 West Hollywood, CA Roxy Theatre
02/23/16 Perth Amplifier
02/25/16 Fortitude Valley Crowbar Brisbane
02/26/16 Marrickville Factory Theatre
02/27/16 Melbourne Max Watt's
02/28/16 Wellington, New Zealand Valhalla
Piano & A Microphone
at Paisley Park
Thursday, 01/21/16, 10pm ($??)
This is uncommon for Prince to announce his show two weeks in advance.... but he tweeted a poster of his show for January 21st, 2016.
There are no pricing announcement, but his previous shows have costed $30 to $60. I believe you have to bring cash and entry fee are classified as "donations". We all know this is so he doesn't have to report this as earning and/or tax reasons.
As with previous Paisley Park shows, you have to surrender your phone or camera at the door.
Also, Prince is notorious for starting really late (as in after midnight), so we're thinking doors at 10pm, Prince on at Midnight.
As we previously discussed, Prince's UK shows were postponed because of ticket scalpers and the recent Paris terrorist attacks. So this upcoming show, featuring just Prince and a Piano, is a taste of his canceled UK tour.
Prince is also prepping the staging area, adding carpet and gearing the stage with four front speakers. He's going all-out.