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millipied
04-29-2011, 12:29 AM
This might be jumping ahead as two more disciplines to go but so far it looks like this is one of the best Worlds quality-wise in recent history. Now it could be just coincedence but I also feel like the move to April could have played significant part here. And if that's the case, shall ISU consider the permanent move?
I wonder what skaters think about it. And what do you guys think?

ks777
04-29-2011, 12:31 AM
no.

euterpe
04-29-2011, 12:52 AM
No. Skaters are humans, not machines. Skaters need time off after Worlds to earn a little money for their ongoing training (if they can), followed by some much-needed down time. Then they have to start working on programs for next season and prepare for the summer comps, which begin in June and run through September.

MikiAndoFan#1
04-29-2011, 01:03 AM
Non.

Civic
04-29-2011, 01:03 AM
Are any of the major American networks or ESPN covering Worlds this year?

genevieve
04-29-2011, 01:04 AM
Are any of the major American networks or ESPN covering Worlds this year?

No - Universal Sports is the only way to see Worlds on US television

dinakt
04-29-2011, 01:16 AM
On the other hand, a lot of skaters were compelled to rest some before the Worlds in order not to overtrain- and it seems that many people came to Moscow rejuvenated. I realize it is probably not realistic because of the shows, and the need for a break before choreographing new programs, but perhaps taking it easy for a couple of weeks between January and Worlds is good for minds and bodies? I know in other performance- related disciplines it is very useful to step away for a short period of time in- between intensive training.

Asli
04-29-2011, 01:18 AM
On the other hand, a lot of skaters were compelled to rest some before the Worlds in order not to overtrain- and it seems that many people came to Moscow rejuvenated. I realize it is probably not realistic because of the shows, and the need for a break before choreographing new programs, but perhaps taking it easy for a couple of weeks between January and Worlds is good for minds and bodies? I know in other performance- related disciplines it is very useful to step away for a short period of time in- between intensive training.

I see your point, but let's see how rejuvenated they will feel when they will have to start creating their new programs without taking a break at all. :scream:

millipied
04-29-2011, 01:21 AM
I see your point, but let's see how rejuvenated they will feel when they will have to start creating their new programs without taking a break at all. :scream:

Well, the season could start in October? GPs through Dec, National and Continental events in Dec-Jan and Worlds in April.

Rex
04-29-2011, 01:34 AM
No. Keep it in March.

museksk8r
04-29-2011, 01:34 AM
If it means Universal Sports will always deliver the amount of tv coverage I am currently getting, then I'm all for the idea! The original tv schedule for the championship in March had MUCH LESS coverage.

dinakt
04-29-2011, 01:35 AM
I see your point, but let's see how rejuvenated they will feel when they will have to start creating their new programs without taking a break at all. :scream:
I see your point as well. The year is short. But maybe if athletes themselves see the advantages, it would be something to consider.
The level of execution at Moscow Worlds is out-of-the- ballpark so far. Could also be a coincidence, though.

luCN
04-29-2011, 02:35 AM
I hope not.There are too many BIG matches in April,we can't see figure skating worlds here,because they broadcast Snooker or Soccer..

Carmen Ovsiannikov
04-29-2011, 02:44 AM
I see your point, but let's see how rejuvenated they will feel when they will have to start creating their new programs without taking a break at all. :scream:

What Asli said. It gets another no to April from me.

pinky166
04-29-2011, 02:55 AM
Nah. Most people are too tired by April.