What really sucks, is they don't tell you it is only going to be 3 minutes. A novice lady got caught by surprise, the younger skaters usually repeat elements in the warm up. The ref just tells the announcer when to clear the ice. There is nothing I (the announcer) can do when he cuts it short except to talk really slowly to help the skaters out. I think he was rushing them because by USFS rules about who can share warm up space, so many were warming up alone.