Canadians 2012??

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by kylet3, May 13, 2011.

  1. kylet3

    kylet3 Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    Any word or rumors yet on location for 2012? I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for Edmonton...
     
  2. JasperBoy

    JasperBoy Heading for Helsinki

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    I have promised they will be in Moncton.

    Neither place is all that great a destination for January.

    But no, no word yet. We need to KNOW!
     
  3. luna_skater

    luna_skater Well-Known Member

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    I'd bet money on Moncton. A few months ago I heard the locations for Challenge and Canadians would be Regina and Moncton, they just hadn't decided which would be where. Now that Regina has the Challenge, I'll be surprised if Canadians aren't in Moncton.
     
  4. pamela95

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    I would love it if they picked Moncton! I'm going to be living in Sackville working on my masters, which is just a short drive away. I could go to nationals AND not have to spend a lot of money on a hotel and food.
     
  5. kylet3

    kylet3 Well-Known Member

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    Well boo! I couldn't go this year due to this past season, and if it IS in Moncton well lets just say... It's cheaper to fly to Europe most of the time than it is to the maritimes from Edmonton :lol: I guess I will be CBC watching for the second year in a row.
     
  6. professordeb

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    Moncton, could be interesting as I have relatives that live in Moncton. Long way from home here in southwestern Ontario but maybe ...
     
  7. Dave of the North

    Dave of the North Well-Known Member

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    It would be great! Moncton's just 90 miles away. The last time I was at Canadians was in 1992...in Moncton.
     
  8. kppt

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    I heard the exact same thing in February, and yes, now that Regina was announced for Challenge I bet it's just a matter of time before Moncton is announced as the site for Cdn's.
     
  9. Catherine M

    Catherine M Well-Known Member

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    I haven't been to Canadians in a couple of years and would like to go again in 2012 but am not sure about Moncton. Have a few questions:

    Will you need a car to get around?

    Are there nice hotels near the arena? I guess I could look that up but thought I'd ask anyway.

    I'm not overly worried about the weather as I've learned over the years how to deal with various levels of Cold in January in Canada. The coldest I've ever been wasn't in Edmonton or Calgary but in Halifax in 07!
     
  10. Rafter

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    I find it a bit strange that the location for 2012 Cdns hasn't been officially announced yet. I wonder if it's because Skate Canada has no title sponsor for the event?

    BMO is no longer a SC sponsor.

    http://www.skatecanada.ca/AboutUs/OurPartners/tabid/172/language/en-US/Default.aspx

    Must be scary times for Skate Canada with no title sponsor for Skate Canada International or Canadians.

    I wonder who is going to sponsor Thornhill as an ISU Senior B?
     
  11. NorthernDancers

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    :eek: Holy smokes! That's actually very big news. BMO has been a sponsor for as long as I can remember. Why is Skate Canada losing all their sponsors? First HomeSense, then BMO? I know the economy isn't the greatest, but banks are still making money. Maybe it is time for a complete and thorough over-haul of funding models all the way up the ranks. We have a new long term athlete development program, maybe we need to also have a long term athlete FUNDING program. :yikes:
     
  12. Mozart

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    Moncton would be great for me. I haven't been to any events in a few years:)
     
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  13. JasperBoy

    JasperBoy Heading for Helsinki

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    Well, Moncton is about 12 hours travel time from Victoria. But I have relatives there, in Fred and Halifax, and would be able to visit.

    Getting in and out by plane, that could be a bit difficult. Doesn't take much to close the airport.
     
  14. pat c

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  16. pat c

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    Ahh, I had just looked at the 4 Plex.

    That would work. :)
     
  17. overedge

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    As long as there isn't a snowstorm :p
     
  18. lovesskating

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    I hope by January they let us know?
     
  19. NorthernDancers

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    Well, it would seem Skate Canada has chosen Vancouver as the site for next year's AGM. Perhaps that means, then, that Junior Nationals/Canadians will be Central or East. Moncton is ok, but I'd like Ottawa. It's been a few years for them. Ottawa is driving distance for a whole ton of skaters in Quebec and Ontario. For those who have to fly from the West or East, Ottawa International has Canada wide reach. It's the home town of Skate Canada. Travel expenses for most of the sections would be greatly reduced. There are great things to do in Ottawa in the Winter. The more I think about it, the more I like the idea. Here's to Ottawa for the win!
     
  20. manhn

    manhn Well-Known Member

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    I have no sympathy for Ottawa not getting Canadians in awhile.
     
  21. minuet

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    They said at the AGM that the announcement would be coming soon (I'm thinking in the next month)

    They also said an announcement on title sponsors for their 2 major events is also going to be coming in that time.
     
  22. googooeyes

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    I guess a lot depends on the sponsor. Canadians are in January and they are listed on the Central Ontario Section website now as TBA January. But there is also this competition listed:
    FIGURE SKATING BOUTIQUE WINTERFEST 2012 &
    2012 WORLD CHALLENGE CUP FOR JUNIORS QUALIFIER
    January 13 - 15, 2012
    Hershey Centre,
    Mississauga, ON

    Sorry can anyone tell me what this is? It seems to be close in time frame to Canadians and makes me wonder if it won't be done in conjunction with Canadians. But on the other hand, Skate Cnanada is already in Mississauga and it would be odd to have two major events in one city back to back.
     
  23. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Synchro competition.

    BTW, Figure Skating Boutique is still listed as the title sponsor of Thornhill Summer Skate (and other COS competitions) in the Announcement -- link to the Thornhill thread in Kiss and Cry: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=79018
     
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  24. googooeyes

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    Thanks!
     
  25. canadianskater

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    I would love Nationals to be in Ottawa. It's been since 2006 and they've had success with Scotiabank Place for Skate Canada in 2008 so why not?
     
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    I guess they still haven't found a title sponsor since the press release only says "2012 Canadian Figure Skating Championships". No more BMO.
     
  28. Catherine M

    Catherine M Well-Known Member

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    Can someone post the dates!? I can't get the announcement to load on my work computer!

    Thanks!
     
  29. cygnus

    cygnus Liberal Furry

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    January 16-22.
     
  30. Dave of the North

    Dave of the North Well-Known Member

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