Cops called to break up figure-skating fight

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  1. vexlak

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  2. mag

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    It is being discussed in great detail in the Canadian Nationals forum in the Kiss and Cry.
     
  3. Macassar88

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    I really want to know who was involved
     
  4. Katarzyna

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    Me too! :watch:
     
  5. DarrellH

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    This was a post under comments to the article. Hilarious!
     
  6. leafygreens

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    :lol:
     
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  8. Katarzyna

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    Sure, only low level skaters behave badly! High level skaters of course are all saints! :saint:
    Funny take :rofl: but also a bit :blah:
     
  9. Vagabond

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    Typical figure skaters .... all muscle and machismo. The sensitive ones all go into hockey. ;)
     
  10. RickInSanJose

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    To paraphrase Rodney Dangerfield: "I went to a boxing match last night and a figure skating event broke out!"
     
  11. TheIronLady

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    "Only the low ranked ones who we don't like, such as Mira Lueng and Emanuel Sandhu, were in the bar fight," said the president of Skate Canada. "They were just having good old medal-less skater fun, and we approve of that for skaters we don't care about."
     
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    Wow Canadians acting and fighting like americans? And here i though all Canadians were laid back and nice . :lol:
     
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    Tonya Harding and Tatiana Totmianina want to have words with Cynthia Phaneuf after the World Team Trophy outside O'Callaghan's Bar.
     
  14. Really

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    Young men, copious amounts of beer, and pretty girls. Sounds like a recipe for a good ol' bar fight to me! I don't care what country they're from! (yes, I know it wasn't in a bar...)
     
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    Anybody know who was involved and what started the fight?
     
  16. Really

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    Check the Canadian Nationals forum -- there's a whole discussion about the incident in there.
     
  17. Katarzyna

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    Thank you for the tip! And off to the Canadian Nationals forum to check out! :D
     
  18. leafygreens

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    And now, they will not be allowed to become high-level skaters...
     
  19. laceup

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    Except all the current skaters I know who were involved are already on the National Team. ;)
     
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  20. leafygreens

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    So Slipchuk was lying.
     
  21. bmcg

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    Well the Slipchuk quote says "any of our notable or high-profile team members." Laceup says they are all on the National team. One does not equal the other.
     
  22. Jenny

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    Not necessarily. He didn't say anything about national team members - here is the quote:

    I'm certain that in speaking with mainstream media, he was talking about the skaters they would have heard of, ie Chan, Virtue & Moir, maybe a couple of others. I think it was his way of saying "there's nothing of broader interest here, just a little incident that we can take care of internally, no story for you to pursue."
     
  23. TheIronLady

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    The journalist knew he had a good one when he quoted that. It was one of those things where he intended to say what Jenny said but ended up sounding ridiculous. Lol...
     
  24. leafygreens

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    I would equate national team with high-profile. "Move along, nothing more to see here." Not that I blame him but damage control is sometimes funny.
     
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    There are names on the national team that are hardly notable or high profile. But if you are hellbent on insisting Slipchuk was lying than pretend away.
     
  26. Jenny

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    That's because you are a skating fan. To the mainstream press, and most of Canada, there are only three skaters on the national team who are high profile.
     
  27. Jot the Dot Dot

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    Much rather see two cuties mud-wrestling. Rachael & ElTuk, anyone?
     
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    Yes, I think National team is high profile. But can't blame Slipchuk for trying to do some damage control. Most of the skaters involved are off to Worlds, Jr Worlds or 4CC. Not sure how they feel about not being "high-profile"?
     
  29. bmcg

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    I imagine if they took a moment to look at a definition they'd say yeah, I'm not high-profile.

    high pro·file
    Noun
    A position attracting much attention or publicity.
    Adjective
    Attracting much attention or publicity.


    I would say Chan, V&M and now Katelyn Osmond are the most high-profile skaters SC has. Radford had his fluff piece during Nationals so he and Megan got a bit of publicity. Weaver and Poje get some attention. Outside of them no one else on the National Team gets much, if any, publicity. We know about them because we are not average skating fans.
     
  30. TheIronLady

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    Why is there so much brouhaha about who was in the fight? It is amusing because skaters brawling -- particularly Canadian skaters-- is simply ironic. We all know Canadians are too polite to even ask the British Queen to stop ruling them. :lol: I don't care who the skaters were.

    The police probably didn't arrest anyone. We know Canadian police don't arrest drunk people for beating each other up. They politely ask them to lower the volume, eh. Or if someone did get a little physical and arrested, this carousing person learned a good lesson. Just because they wear costumes and twirl in the air doesn't mean they always have to live like angels.
     
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