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10-29-2012, 02:07 AM
I want to start this thread for a few purposes:

1. Can we use it to keep track of updates from skaters who live/train in the affected areas?

2. This is just a question: how might this lead to problems with CoC transportation?

Debbie S
10-29-2012, 02:14 AM
Most airlines have canceled flights in/out of airports in NYC, Philly, Baltimore, and D.C. on Mon and Tues. But none of the U.S. competitors are flying from those cities, so I don't think it would be a problem. To fly to China from the U.S., one would fly west.

10-29-2012, 03:37 AM
I knew that much. :) I guess none of the US-based skaters scheduled for CoC train in the east.

10-29-2012, 03:44 AM
Johnny Weir lives in New Jersey, during the last hurricane he tweeted photos of the water surrounding his apartment complex. Any skaters who train at the Ice House in Hackensack should expect it to be closed, it's in a flood zone.

10-29-2012, 03:41 PM
John Kerr reports things are OK as for now:

10-29-2012, 03:48 PM
Johnny Weir-Voronov ‏@JohnnyGWeir
Is it wrong to vacuum lines into the carpet so Sandy thinks better of me?

Debbie S
10-29-2012, 05:55 PM
Evan Bates tweeted about an hour ago that they were boarding a flight to Shanghai.

10-29-2012, 08:35 PM
From Johnny's husband Victor: he and Johnny have posted several videos today, check Johnny's twitter for full list. Vyacheslov Romanov is Johnny's character from BGJW

18m Victor Weir-Voronov ‏@Vweirvoronov
http://telly.com/PFOIS - Vyacheslov Romanov Reporting to you live from Hurricane Sandy @johnnygweir

10-30-2012, 02:02 PM
Hopefully the Chelsea Piers rink has not fallen into the river. Also concerned about the Rockefeller Center rink since it is in a hole in the ground.

10-30-2012, 02:14 PM
The pictures I saw of Chelsea Piers at high tide, with the storm surge, showed the first level - at least - under water. Crazy! That being said, no CoC competitors would be training there. A more salient question might be the impacts on skaters on the east coast training for Eastern Sectionals which is not so far away. It seems some rinks have power & some don't - restoring power is likely to take awhile so some rinks could lose their ice. Any have any info on this?

10-30-2012, 03:53 PM
John Kerr reports things are OK as for now:

Can I just say that I find it hilarious that John Kerr's twitter name is "Jkerrbear"?

10-30-2012, 04:14 PM
Agh :/ sectionals is already about two weeks away, isn't it? Time flies...

If some of the rinks don't have power, my guess is those skaters likely a) don't have power either and/or b) would have a hard time getting to where the rink is.

Praying for everyone...I hope the athletes and their families are safe!

10-30-2012, 04:38 PM
She's not a skater but Johnny Weir's agent Tara gave birth to a healthy girl early this morning.

10-30-2012, 10:58 PM
But, she was a skater, so it counts! :) USFS Eastern Section posted on Facebook that Eastern Sectionals is confirmed a go - no problems with rink there. Chelsea Piers out of commission for awhile for sure. Any news on other rinks in the area?

10-30-2012, 11:51 PM
Sounds like the power might be out at the Ice House, Johnny was tweeting about being worried about not having ice just before his first Grand Prix.