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World-renowned figure skaters arrive in Spokane for Team Challenge Cup

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

World-renowned figure skaters are arriving in Skate City, USA one day ahead of the Team Challenge Cup.

Spokane is ready for them.

The Spokane Arena went through another transformation, putting in lights, benches where the teams will sit, and all the signs, making sure everything is perfect for the competition.

“This is what we do,” says Matt Gibson, general manager of the Spokane Arena. “This is what the building and the staff is trained to do is to make things like this happen.”

Visit Spokane rolled out the welcome mat at the Spokane Airport too. The word “welcome” was all over the place and the athletes arriving can’t wait to compete.

The official headquarters hotel for the event is the Davenport Grand.

All their rooms are booked for multiple events, and while it may seem like a lot to take care of all the rooms, they’re prepared too.

“A lot has gone into training and being prepared for weekends like this where we're really busy,” says Matt Jensen with Davenport Hotels.

Skate City USA is putting its best foot forward.

Tickets are still available for the Team Challenge Cup. You can purchase them here: http://www.spokanearena.com/event.php?eventID=817

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