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kwanfan1818
06-29-2011, 06:48 AM
Just one clarification: Simpson/Miller have split. He has retired from skating and she has a new partner (the name escapes me now but it should be in my "All the Changes" thread).



:duh: And I read the thread :duh:

senorita
06-29-2011, 11:06 AM
as much as i love mirai, mirai always starts the season slow while the russian babies start off strong. i have a feeling that the grand prix circuit will be a coin toss among the three of them but mirai will blow them away at worlds

Maybe, but russian babies will be already awaaay watching senior worlds from their home;)

Sylvia
06-29-2011, 01:00 PM
But skaters pay their own travel costs, don't they?

All that the organiser provides is accommodation, I think.
The GP host countries pay for all the skaters' expenses including travel (details were published in past GP Announcements). The coaches' expenses are paid by the skaters or the skaters' federations.

Ziggy
06-29-2011, 01:40 PM
The GP host countries pay for all the skaters' expenses including travel (details were published in past GP Announcements). The coaches' expenses are paid by the skaters or the skaters' federations.

Thank you for correcting me on that.

I guess the organisers still make a profit from the ticket sales and tv rights.

oubik
06-29-2011, 01:44 PM
"For the first time, the European Broadcasting Union has signed a deal with the ISU, Dore said, and will bring figure skating to 26 countries in Europe. Japanese networks also appear keen."

This David Doreīs words mentioned by Sylvia means that all European public broadcasters should take the GP? If yes, then itīs great. I was sent e-mail to my contacts in Czech TV and let you know once having feedback.

Coco
06-29-2011, 01:51 PM
The GP host countries pay for all the skaters' expenses including travel (details were published in past GP Announcements). The coaches' expenses are paid by the skaters or the skaters' federations.

So the tradeoff for skaters being able to "earn" their place on the alternate's list is that there will be less opportunities for them. Hmm...

Honestly, I'm willing to see how this season goes before I pooh-pooh the reduction in spots. The ISU was right to be concerned about the GP. It's easy to criticize, but I give them credit for trying to do something to improve the Grand Prix, instead of hoping for the best and watching it lose all prestige.

Personally, I love the B competitions. They are held in smaller venues, with a 'charming' atmosphere. I hope all these rule changes result in more senior B competitions, especially in North America!

Ziggy
06-29-2011, 02:02 PM
"For the first time, the European Broadcasting Union has signed a deal with the ISU, Dore said, and will bring figure skating to 26 countries in Europe. Japanese networks also appear keen."

This David Doreīs words mentioned by Sylvia means that all European public broadcasters should take the GP? If yes, then itīs great. I was sent e-mail to my contacts in Czech TV and let you know once having feedback.

It should mean we'll be able to watch GP on the EBU website!!!

Well we, meaning all European posters other than Polish, who seem to be excluded from that privilege on many occasions (hopefully not this time).

I'd love to be able to watch it without bullshit commentary (as much as I love practising my Russian ;)).

Cloudy_Gumdrops
06-29-2011, 03:15 PM
Who wants to bet that one of those TBA SA dance spots is being held for the new team of Chock/Bates?

Proustable
06-29-2011, 04:16 PM
Maybe, but russian babies will be already awaaay watching senior worlds from their home;)

It's not like Mirai's spot at Worlds is a guarantee, either.

kirkbiggestfan
06-29-2011, 04:26 PM
Who wants to bet that one of those TBA SA dance spots is being held for the new team of Chock/Bates?

They need to obtain a minimum score at a senior B, so they will have to rush to get their new programs ready. Let`s see what Igor will recycle for them. :D

allezfred
06-29-2011, 04:31 PM
They'll probably get the tango this season.

oleada
06-29-2011, 04:37 PM
Well, there were those programs S/B never used....

Cloudy_Gumdrops
06-29-2011, 04:39 PM
Well, there were those programs S/B never used....

Would they really go there?

It'd just be so easy...

kirkbiggestfan
06-29-2011, 04:47 PM
That FD was supposed to be an American in Paris...

reese
06-29-2011, 04:51 PM
Yes, I can't wait to see Chock and Bates' new An American in Paris FD!