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STAPLES Center
1111 South Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90015
213-742-7333
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Vivavoce
The mishaps and difficulties had me upset when I arrived. The venue personnel provided GREAT customer service. All you have to do is calmly explain what you want, what you need, and they will try to work out a satisfactory resolution. This was my first visit to the Arena. In the end, it proved to be a very satisfying one.
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Vivavoce
I wound up having transportation problems and arrived just as intermission started. It was necessary to walk around the entire perimeter of the arena in order to reach Will Call. And that hike was after walking from the bus stop at Flower and Pico. I was not happy about that part of the experience. I didn't want to miss more of the performance because of searching for my seat. Because of the hike, I learned that one can take the Red Line and transfer to the Blue Line and have a very comfortable and timely trip. Or you can take the Red Line and transfer to the Dash bus and be dropped off right in front of the Arena.
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111 events
46 reviews
16 stars
attended Mar 24 2009

This event was both memorable and phenomenal. To see such skilled skaters from all over the world in their magnificent costumes was a sight to behold. It was definitely an awesome event.

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49 events
8 reviews
20 stars
attended Mar 24 2009

Watching these athletes in action live is VERY different than on television. I highly recommend attending this event if you have even a minor interest in ice skating. I went on a whim and left a much bigger fan. So beautiful and graceful!

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17 events
9 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 24 2009

Amazing, the world's finest in one central location, you can't do any better than that. Loved it.

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http://www.isuworlds2009.com/

Description

Figure skaters are entered into the championships by country. Each International Skating Union Member (national association) may enter one skater or team in each event. Some countries are permitted to enter 2 or 3 participants if their skaters performed well at the previous year’s championships.

Each year different countries bid with the ISU for the rights to host the World Championships. Since its inception in 1896, the event has been hosted all around the world. More recently, Japan hosted the event in 2007 and Sweden in 2008. The championships were last held in the United States in Washington, D.C. in 2003. America will most likely not host the world championships again until 2015.