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Sylvia
04-06-2012, 05:32 PM
I'm starting a new thread from these April 6th posts in the earlier U.S. Senior B speculation thread (http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=82267&page=2) and a few other reliable sources:

I don't know if this is being discussed elsewhere, but the US senior B may end up being held in Salt Lake City (source (http://www.iceskatingintnl.com/archive/features/GFFSC%20Senior%20B-2.htm)).


Interesting! Salt Lake City Figure Skating did an outstanding job hosting both 2011 Junior Nationals (held in December 2010) and 2011 Adult Nationals.

If it's held at the same complex, it's a beautiful and warm facility. Plenty of seating for a Senior B, without being too-large-for-it's-own-good.

Still waiting for this competition to be listed in the ISU 2012-13 Calendar as well as an official announcement via USFS.

loopey
04-06-2012, 05:53 PM
Was the US only getting one Event B, or trying for another one in California in addition (previous thread topic)?

Sylvia
04-06-2012, 06:12 PM
I believe only one Senior B was planned for the U.S. and we know of at least 3 clubs that bid to host it.

euterpe
04-06-2012, 06:27 PM
Salt Lake is 4320' above sea level. Not as bad as Colorade Springs (6000') but may be a bit taxing for those not used to it.

euterpe
04-06-2012, 06:33 PM
double post.

Beefcake
04-06-2012, 07:18 PM
Meh. I wuzrobbed of a 20 minute door-to-rink drive for this. OTOH, it's a short flight to SLC, and I've never been anywhere but the airport there. Wherever it is, :) that the USA will be hosting one of these.

Jammers
04-06-2012, 07:26 PM
I think it's 4,900 feet about sea level that starts to affect humans. I don't remember altitude being a problem at the Olympics.

euterpe
04-06-2012, 08:16 PM
I think it's 4,900 feet about sea level that starts to affect humans. I don't remember altitude being a problem at the Olympics.

I recall that it was a concern for skaters who train at sea level. All the top skaters arrived well ahead of the event in order to get accustomed to the altitude.

Altitude will affect some people more than others. Anyone with asthma or other breathing problems can feel uncomfortable at 2000'. My husband had COPD and Lake Placid (1900') was a problem for him.

loopey
04-06-2012, 09:10 PM
While I wish this B event were in Ontario, so I could attend, I am so happy US will host a B Event!

Yeah us!

Lil Sarah
04-06-2012, 09:48 PM
I'm hoping that means more Canadian athletes will get the opportunity to compete

ChelleC
04-06-2012, 10:21 PM
Great that there's finally a Senior B event in North America!

aster
04-06-2012, 11:13 PM
The sanction is listed in the Governing Council book.


34. APPROVED that Salt Lake Figure Skating be awarded a provisional sanction to host, in conjunction with U.S. Figure Skating, a U.S. senior “B” international competition; Sept. 12-16, 2012; Salt Lake City, Utah.

barbk
04-06-2012, 11:29 PM
Cup O'Salt?

Any word on whether it includes all disciplines?

chipso1
04-06-2012, 11:37 PM
Cup O'Salt?

:rofl: Maybe 'Skate Salt Lake'?

But seriously, this is great news! Finally a Sr. B in North America! :cheer2:

Sylvia
04-07-2012, 12:04 AM
"Skate Salt Lake" is the name of the club's annual summer competition :) (this year's dates are August 9-11, 2012): http://saltlakefigureskating.com

Thanks for the provisional sanction info, aster!