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Rock2
03-23-2011, 01:27 AM
We're putting out the whole wedding broadcast on DVD. For those of you in North America who are truly conflicted, snuggle up and maybe I can hook ya up ;)

rfisher
03-23-2011, 01:28 AM
Snooze-inducing, long, boring wedding :yawn: vs Figure skating :kickass:

Not a difficult choice. :shuffle:

Really. Not a problem for me unless V/T have been invited to skate. :lol:

aka_gerbil
03-23-2011, 01:33 AM
So, IF Russia does host Worlds from Apr. 25-May 5th, one has to wonder which skaters will be on the ice competing during the wedding of Prince William and Kate on April 29th?

TV and online viewership could take quite a hit on that day.

Perhaps this would be a good time for the Ladies SP? :shuffle:

millipied
03-23-2011, 01:46 AM
This might end up more exciting and unpredicatble Worlds in recent history due to the situation that affected athletes preparation.

GoldenMichelle
03-23-2011, 02:06 AM
So, IF Russia does host Worlds from Apr. 25-May 5th, one has to wonder which skaters will be on the ice competing during the wedding of Prince William and Kate on April 29th?

TV and online viewership could take quite a hit on that day.


There really is no choice...I won't be watching the wedding even if skating isn't on. So I'll defintely be watching skating!

ChelleC
03-23-2011, 02:56 AM
Perhaps this would be a good time for the Ladies SP? :shuffle:


I suspect it will be the ladies SP going on during the wedding. Which is more than fine by me.

VALuvsMKwan
03-23-2011, 03:13 AM
Maybe JRo will reinstate quickly and do her program wearing the wedding dress-like skating costume. :)

Bryan
03-23-2011, 03:53 AM
Glad to see so many bids for Worlds, but I'm another who thinks Moscow is going to take it.

Dumb question, but I have never even heard of Graz or Turku. Are these big cities? Have they ever hosted any international figure skating events? I know Zagreb hosts the Golden Spin of Zagreb annually and has/will host Europeans.

a56
03-23-2011, 04:04 AM
Dumb question, but I have never even heard of Graz or Turku. Are these big cities? Have they ever hosted any international figure skating events? I know Zagreb hosts the Golden Spin of Zagreb annually and has/will host Europeans.
Graz, Austria hosted a 2010 Junior Grand Prix event.
Zagreb, Croatia hosted 2008 Europeans, 2004 and 2009 Synchonized Skating Worlds, and will host 2013 Europeans.
Turku, Finland hosted 2010-2011 Finnish Nationals, but I'm unsure about international events.

neptune
03-23-2011, 04:04 AM
Dude's a dame. ;)

Or as Aerosmith might put it: Dude looks like a lady!! ;)

Sylvia
03-23-2011, 04:09 AM
Graz, Austria hosts a Senior B (Ice Challenge) and also a JGP. I don't recall offhand if any internationals have been held in Turku, Finland (site of 2011 Finnish Nationals).

Vancouver Sun article: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Pacific+Coliseum+offered+relocated+2011+figure+ska ting+worlds/4484877/story.html

But both CEO William Thompson and B.C. Division president Ted Barton said they don’t expect to be awarded the event, which was scheduled for Tokyo this week but cancelled because of the devastation in Japan that followed the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
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Said Barton: “We supporting the ISU in this difficult time by saying, ‘we’re here for you, if you need it.’ ”
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Barton said his “best guess” is that Russia will get the 2011 event.

“The next Olympics are there, and in Russia they’ve got the capability to react quickly. Need a hotel? Cleared. Rink? You’re out.”

The Russians have proposed April 24-May 1. Skate Canada said the [Pacific] Coliseum could be available April 18-24 or May 16-22.

Iceman
03-23-2011, 04:27 AM
Perhaps, I am mistaken about this, but if Moscow is chosen won't more of us at least be able to watch the competition on the internet.


As of early Wednesday, Canada moved into the lead on the Facebook poll, by a few percentage points. .

Finnice
03-23-2011, 05:47 AM
Dumb question, but I have never even heard of Graz or Turku. Are these big cities? Have they ever hosted any international figure skating events? I know Zagreb hosts the Golden Spin of Zagreb annually and has/will host Europeans.

Turku used to be the capital of Finland at the time Finland was regimed by the Swedes, before 1809. Is has hosted Ice Hockey Worlds before, but I seriously doubt the hotel capacities. It is a nice town, though, but the rink is quite far away from the city centre. The smaller Kupittaa rink, where the 2011 nationals took place, rink is too small for these championships.

I guess Finland is not a real option. And Lepistö & her coach are propably waiting for the confirmation of the time of WC before making any decisions. They have not talked to Finnish media yet.

kwanfan1818
03-23-2011, 05:59 AM
My heart skipped a beat when I clicked on that link and saw Pluschenko :eek:

Please don't let a Pluschenko reinstatement be a thank you to Russia for hosting this event :yikes:;)
It shouldn't be. I think he should be reinstated independently of what happens with these Worlds.

VIETgrlTerifa
03-23-2011, 05:59 AM
In the case that Lepisto has been training and recovered enough to do so, can Lepisto just decide she wants to do Worlds? Would the Finnish Federation allow her to do so if she decides she's ready?