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Spokane Already Breaking Records

Also from IceNetwork, Spokane has already broken the initial weekend ticket sales record for the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships, selling "2,692 All Event Ticket Packages and 2,026 Skating Spectacular tickets being sold in the first 48 hours."

Tickets for the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships went on sale May 31 at Noon EST. As of Monday, June 2, organizers report an increase of 25 percent over the past record that was set March 15, 2004, for the initial ticket launch of the 2007 State Farm U.S. Championships, which were also held in Spokane.

Fans took advantage of a special payment plan that allowed them to select the seat of their choice and put down a $200 deposit to secure the seat. The ticket purchaser then pays the remaining balance over three payments.

Sounds like the all-important Olympic year championships are already off to a great start...