In preparation for the 2020 season, we are excited to share some information about housing for the 2020 Eastern Synchronized Skating Championships, which will take place January 15-19, 2020. We have contracted with over 20 hotels, some of which are in the heart of the state’s capital, others may be walking distance to the arena or conveniently located close to the Albany airport or near SUNY Albany. We will be using a “Request and Place” process of assigning hotels as described in more detail below. Please see the timeline below and save these important dates!
· May 2019 – List of contracted hotels posted, with pertinent details including rates and types of rooms available, distance from the arena, amenities, and more!
· June 1, 2019 – Hotel (Housing) forms posted on website and available to teams. This form will ask for specific information about how many rooms (and what type) you need for each night as well as your top choices based on the hotel list provided.
· July 1, 2019 – We will begin to communicate hotel assignments and teams will be asked to finalize the details of their contract with the hotel directly
ALL hotel rooms are required to be reserved within the 2020 Eastern Synchro Housing Block. Teams who do not book through this block will incur a fee which must be paid prior to the team receiving credentials at the competition. Hotels have been instructed not to complete bookings with teams without going through the above process. We will do our best to ensure that all teams are staying together and all teams stay in a hotel that meets their needs. We can’t do this without your cooperation so please make note of the timeline above and wait for further instruction before trying to book your room on your own.
We are also working on putting together information on local bus companies, local restaurants and venues that may be good for team meals and team activities, and suggestions on what to see and do in the Albany area!
In the meantime, if you have any questions you can contact us at Traveleastern2020@skylinerssynchro.com.
We look forward to welcoming everyone to Albany in January 2020!