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Doubletoe
04-07-2010, 12:07 AM
I live about 30 miles from Lake Arrowhead and it is still a PITA hour-long drive. I can't imagine anyone wanting to commute there from Arcadia everyday. The last stretch of the drive involves a two-lane winding road, prone to dense fog, ice & snow during the winter.

My thoughts exactly. There is no way Mirai's parents would let her drive that scary winding mountain road with those crazy drivers that careen around the turns on their way down and nearly run you off the mountain! Add the occasional 60mph winds/snow/fog/rain and there's absolutely no way. My guess is that she would room with another skater training at Lake Arrowhead and come home on weekends. As for Cathedral City, I think that's something that may or may not even happen, so she'll just cross that bridge when she gets to it. . .

Sylvia
04-29-2010, 05:43 PM
Local TV news article: New Skating Rink Planned for Cathedral City (http://www.kpsplocal2.com/Content/Headlines/story/New-Skating-Rink-Planned-for-Cathedral-City/2QasHrO2qUyn6LHi9HI0zg.cspx)

Cathedral City leaders confirmed Wednesday that negotiations to turn the old Coca-Cola bottling facility into a regulation size ice rink were finalized. The new Desert Ice Castle is tentatively scheduled to open in October 2010.

Allen Howe, Communications officer for Cathedral City, said Lake Arrowhead developer Anthony Liu had expressed interest in buying a location in the Valley since last October. Liu, who is also a figure skating coach, currently owns Ice Castle International Training Center in Lake Arrowhead.

skatesindreams
04-29-2010, 06:07 PM
Reminders of Anthony Liu, skater:

2000 Worlds SP:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HrppE5DvZg

2001 NHK Trophy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH9oknkmw6Y

2002 Olympics
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaGBauO4Tds

I'm glad that he has been able to keep his former traning site "alive", and is developing this project.

tangerine_dream
05-03-2010, 01:14 AM
It seems a bit difficult to imagine they would be able of building a rink out there in such a short period of time. Building permits alone take ages. But good luck to Anthony in opening the new rink.

Sedge
01-17-2011, 07:57 PM
Has Frank's new rink been completed?
I thought the new date was January.

aymkjb88
01-17-2011, 08:05 PM
Has Frank's new rink been completed?
I thought the new date was January.

Not yet, Frank said in his recent interview that it'll open in March. He'll be the CEO of the rink.

Sylvia
01-17-2011, 08:05 PM
I recently read an online article that mentioned March(?) 2011 as the latest date for the rink to open. Let me go see if I can find a link...

Here it is (on page 2): http://www.mydesert.com/article/20110109/SPORTS/101090350/Documentary-recalls-skating-tragedy

Carroll, now 72, lives in Palm Springs, and he soon will make an area most renowned for tennis and golf famous for skating as well. He is the CEO of Desert Ice Skating Group, and he plans to coach skaters at the Desert Ice Castle, which is scheduled to open in March in Cathedral City.

BittyBug
01-17-2011, 09:21 PM
Which other coaches will be moving with him to Palm Springs?

aliceanne
01-18-2011, 12:46 AM
I wouldn't think Mirai would need him every day for practice. She's not a novice skater. They can decide what they want her to work on, even if it's off ice, and she can meet with him maybe weekly if need be until it gets closer to comps.

I think so too. Evan described his training with Carroll as four 20 minute lessons a week. They can work around that. According to the Summer of Excellence ad the other coaches are staying put at TSC. Besides Carroll may not be around for Sochi. Laws didn't want to go to Vancouver with Chan.

AJ Skatefan
01-18-2011, 12:57 AM
Laws didn't want to go to Vancouver with Chan.

I thought Laws did want to go to Vancouver with Chan. But Chan sort of blew him off so Laws dumped him.

http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/figureskating/news/story?id=4809734

kwanfan1818
01-18-2011, 01:01 AM
Thus the destination Palm Springs. It's a retirement community. Frank probably has lots of friends there already. The average age in Palm Springs is about 70. If you're in your 50s and lives in PS, you're young!
That explains why all of my 50-something friends head to Palm Springs :lol:

aliceanne
01-18-2011, 02:15 AM
I thought Laws did want to go to Vancouver with Chan. But Chan sort of blew him off so Laws dumped him.

http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/figureskating/news/story?id=4809734

Umm I think if Laws were still interested in coaching world class skaters he wouldn't have moved to Florida. There's not a whole lot there for a skater like Chan.

AJ Skatefan
01-18-2011, 02:46 AM
Umm I think if Laws were still interested in coaching world class skaters he wouldn't have moved to Florida. There's not a whole lot there for a skater like Chan.

That doesn't make any sense. Why would Chan relocate to Florida if there was nothing for him there?

http://www.goldenskate.com/articles/2007/091007.shtml

luenatic
01-18-2011, 06:34 AM
Geeze... Now the opening is in March. I'm going down to PS in a couple weeks. I was planning on visiting the ice rink. I guess I don't have to pack my skates then.

aliceanne
01-19-2011, 01:43 AM
That doesn't make any sense. Why would Chan relocate to Florida if there was nothing for him there?

http://www.goldenskate.com/articles/2007/091007.shtml

You'd have to ask him that. Anyway he didn't stay. He moved on to a training center with other elite skaters and coaches.