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Visaliakid
06-13-2010, 03:44 AM
Meetings got underway today for members of the ISU Technical Committee and Sports Directorate in Barcelona. Tomorrow more pre-Congress meetings are on tap for the Technical Committee, Sports Directorate as well as Council Members.

According to @SkateCanadaCEO on Twitter, The 2010-11 ISU Grand Prix Assignments should be posted at ISU.org by 9:00 a.m. European Time Sunday morning.

The Official Opening of the Congress takes place at 9:00 a.m. European Time, Monday. Below is the Congress Schedule

Saturday, June 12 - Arrival - Sports Directorate Meeting & Technical Committee Meetings

Sunday, June 13 - Arrival
09.00 to 12.00 Council Meeting; Sports Directorate Meeting; Technical Committee Meetings
12.00 to 14.00 Lunch
14.00 to 17.00 Council Meeting; Sports Directorate Meeting; Technical Committee Meetings
18.00 Welcome reception

Monday, June 14
09.00 to 11.00 Opening of the Congress/Congress
11.15 to 12.30 Workshops
12.30 to 14.00 Lunch
14.00 to 18.00 Congress
18.15 to 19.00 Demonstration/instructions voting system for elections

Tuesday, June 15
09.00 to 12.00 Congress
12.00 to 14.00 Lunch
14.00 to 17.00 Congress and/or Branches Figure Skating and Speed Skating

Wednesday, June 16
09.00 to 12.00 Congress / Branches Figure Skating and Speed Skating
12.00 to 14.00 Lunch
14.00 Sightseeing Tour
20.00 to 24.00 Dinner hosted by the Spanish Ice Sport Federation and Mayor of Barcelona

Thursday, June 17
09.00 to 12.00 Congress / Branches Figure Skating and Speed Skating
12.00 to 14.00 Lunch
14.00 to 17.00 Congress / Branches Figure Skating and Speed Skating

Friday, June 18
09.00 to 12.00 Congress including Elections
12.00 to 14.00 Lunch
14.00 to 17.00 Congress and/or Drafting Committees
20.00 to 24.00 Closing Banquet hosted by the ISU

Saturday, June 19
09.00 to 12.00 Council Meeting / Drafting Committees
12.00 to 14.00 Lunch
14.00 to 18.00 Council Meeting / Drafting Committees

Sunday, June 20
09.00 to 12.00 Council Meeting / Drafting Committees
12.00 to 14.00 Lunch
14.00 to 18.00 Council Meeting / Drafting Committees

overedge
06-13-2010, 03:54 AM
I like how the closing banquet is taking place two days before the event actually ends :lol:

pinky166
06-13-2010, 04:18 AM
So I'm confused....shouldn't the ISU congress meet BEFORE the grand prix assignments are announced? You know, so they can decide who gets what event and how many? :confused:

chipso1
06-13-2010, 04:23 AM
So I'm confused....shouldn't the ISU congress meet BEFORE the grand prix assignments are announced? You know, so they can decide who gets what event and how many? :confused:

The ISU Congress includes both figure and speed skating, and meets to vote on proposals. Grand Prix of FS selections are always done ahead of time separate from the actual Congress.

Morry Stillwell
06-13-2010, 08:20 PM
So I'm confused....shouldn't the ISU congress meet BEFORE the grand prix assignments are announced? You know, so they can decide who gets what event and how many? :confused:

The individual Grand Prix events are not the property of the ISU. Each Grand Prix is organized by the Federation hosting the event. The ISU sanctions each event. Skater selections are made during meetings of representatives from the host countries.

The Grand Prix Final is the property of the ISU as are all the Junior Grand Prix events.

Tammi
06-15-2010, 05:13 AM
A little blurb about the opening of the Congress, http://www.isu.org/vsite/vcontent/content/transnews/0,10869,4844-128590-19728-18885-307866-3787-4771-layout160-129898-news-item,00.html .

Of notable interest (get those "refresh" fingers ready ;)):

"A summary of the key decisions and election results will be published on the ISU website after the conclusion of the Congress on Friday June 18, late afternoon."

HisWeirness
06-15-2010, 11:01 PM
The German Federation just tweeted (http://twitter.com/Eislauf_Union) the following (I've google-translated them into English from the German and tweaked them a bit for clarification ;)):


ISU Congress: age policy for Juniors and Seniors unchanged. Novice-age for all disciplines consistently at least 10 yrs. - max. 15 yrs.

ISU Congress: SYS (Synchro). The Congress decides to ISU World Junior Championships in synchronized skating.
:cheer2:

ananis
06-15-2010, 11:03 PM
I like how the closing banquet is taking place two days before the event actually ends :lol:

Yeah actually it is the closing banquet because on Friday the Congress actually ends. The next 2 days are only for the council and the drafting committees that just wrap things up, the delegates are going home already by then. Hope that makes now more sense to you :)

Tammi
06-15-2010, 11:07 PM
Thank you HisWeirness, that's very good news.

Sylvia
06-15-2010, 11:12 PM
Thanks, HisWeirness! :) I can also confirm that ISU Senior and Junior age limit proposal nos. 43-45 did not pass today and that no. 46 (Novice international age limits) was approved with amendment as follows: d) ii) 13 changed to 15 years old; and (iii) deleted.

Ziggy
06-15-2010, 11:53 PM
A :sekret: I spoke to today has told me that Cinquanta was really furious after the age change proposals all fell. :violin:

He's probably searching for a loophole to just implemement them without anybody's consent now. :scream:

oleada
06-16-2010, 01:11 AM
Excellent news! :cheer:

alilou
06-16-2010, 01:19 AM
A :sekret: I spoke to today has told me that Cinquanta was really furious after the age change proposals all fell. :violin:

He's probably searching for a loophole to just implemement them without anybody's consent now. :scream:

This is kinda scary. I haven't been following all the threads since the age changes were first mooted so I'm curious to know why Cinquanta would be furious. Why would he want it so much?

Asli
06-16-2010, 01:22 AM
This is kinda scary. I haven't been following all the threads since the age changes were first mooted so I'm curious to know why Cinquanta would be furious. Why would he want it so much?

Maybe he was looking forward to having only about five junior pairs and eight junior dance teams in the junior worlds, to reduce costs? ;)

Sylvia
06-16-2010, 01:22 AM
This is kinda scary. I haven't been following all the threads since the age changes were first mooted so I'm curious to know why Cinquanta would be furious. Why would he want it so much?
Here's one possible reason: 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games Qualification System for Figure Skating (http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=73757)
:slinkaway