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Sylvia
03-28-2011, 09:36 PM
But is the time schedule already decided?
The following was posted in the 2011 Worlds forum in Kiss and Cry:

According to Piseev (http://www.sovsport.ru/news/text-item/447506) the schedule is:
25-26 qualifications
27 opening, men sp, pairs sp
28 men lp, pairs lp
29 ladies sp, sd
30 ladies lp, fd
He mentions the ice dance will close the competition but it's not clear what is the men-pairs order.

oleada
03-28-2011, 11:26 PM
I really hope pairs is the last, because I think I'll be able to catch the later groups. :shuffle:

tapper88
03-28-2011, 11:27 PM
This is a silly question, but is there going to be an exhibition gala as well on the last night? I want to see V/M's exhibition number again!

Also- what do they mean by qualifications? Hasn't everyone qualified to get to this point already?

Japanfan
03-28-2011, 11:30 PM
Moreover, today Pisseev said to championat.ru that the tickets will be available for sale only in a week. :eek: wtf? How about people who actually have to plan their schedules? :mad:

This Worlds is not one that can be described as "Planned". Attendance is a last minute thing.

~tapdancer~
03-28-2011, 11:35 PM
If there is an exhibition gala, I hope they get some new music. Every time I've watched a Cup of Russia exhibition it's the same cheesy music that sounds like it's straight out of the 80s, or possibly the 70s. :lol:

Coco
03-29-2011, 02:13 AM
Zhulin said this? What is he talking about?


"Any event in Russia is always chic. Everything is done with the superior quality. Maybe the US is richer, but their FS events' organizers are greedy about food, other things, everytime we are short on this and that. Probably these are small things but they ruin the general impression of the event. But Russians are very generous and hospitable."

Sylvia
03-29-2011, 02:18 AM
Also- what do they mean by qualifications? Hasn't everyone qualified to get to this point already?
For more info, just scroll down to the preliminary rounds section of the ISU Championships FAQs thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=77078

berthesghost
03-29-2011, 02:27 AM
Zhulin said this? What is he talking about?Don't you know? When Irina shares her glorious art with the audience, Americans eat hamburgers in the front row. Apparently they don't share with their fellow ticket holders! :lol:

Tinami Amori
03-29-2011, 04:53 AM
Don't you know? When Irina shares her glorious art with the audience, Americans eat hamburgers in the front row. Apparently they don't share with their fellow ticket holders! :lol:

What Zhulin basically said (just a short phrase), is that at Russian sports events the is a big variety of food, snacks, drinks and condiments, and that at American events the selection is (smaller) minimal, and the food stands often run out of (sell out of) the items.

kwanfan1818
03-29-2011, 05:08 AM
What Zhulin basically said (just a short phrase), is that at Russian sports events the is a big variety of food, snacks, drinks and condiments, and that at American events the selection is (smaller) minimal, and the food stands often run out of (sell out of) the items.
I don't think there was any more variety at Moscow Worlds than there was at DC Worlds or Vancouver 4C's, for example, or even at most Euros I've been to, and many items seemed to have run out each day at Dortmund Worlds in 2004, but the food was more to my taste in Moscow.

Arena food is outsourced in North America, and while there have been more healthy and lighter choices over the last few years, the people who own concessions don't care about making a good impression, since attendees are pretty much hostage to it, but about making a profit. If the borscht at Moscow Worlds had sucked, someone would have been in serious trouble.

berthesghost
03-29-2011, 05:28 AM
^ well, the new baseball stadiums in NYC have gourmet options now, so maybe things are turning around in the US. We're still to this day talking about the sausages at the 02 Euros in Lausanne! :lol:

marbri
03-29-2011, 05:28 AM
I didn't get the impression Zhulin was talking about the arena food the spectator eats. It sounds like he's talking about the food the OC provides for athletes, coaches and officials which is NOT what the fans are eating. It also mentions "other things" run short as well. A fans experience at a competition is not the same as those working or competing.

At any rate it's not a particularly flattering comment and probably one he didn't expect translated outside Russian media as it's a bit :eek:

berthesghost
03-29-2011, 05:31 AM
^ ITA I felt like he was bitching about the swag and freebees. F the skaters, everybody knows that skating comps are really about how much skating officials can cop for free.:lol:

I also feel that the "I didn't realize my American bashing would be translated" excuse went out in 1998, but apparently in 2011 Russian skaters still don't know there is an internet where we all discuss such things! :lol:

Asli
03-29-2011, 07:31 AM
IMO Zhulin has a right to praise his own country's hospitality habits and slightly bash another country's catering services, especially if he's been left hungry. ;) He is a coach, not a diplomat! If he were bashing the US judge, that would be serious, but snacks? :lol:

RumbleFish
03-29-2011, 07:50 AM
lol at the direction this thread is heading. IMO, Zhulin's opinion about food in the US is pretty much the norm among Europeans. Most Europeans and a good part of Asians pity the Americans who eat greasy sandwiches made out of shitty Wonder Bread and cheap slice cheese. What Zhulin should realize is that the reason for Americans giving him crappy food isn't lack of hospitality, but a mere extension of their normal eating habit.