Is it true then that the club may be closed? How real is the danger?
A lot of rinks built in the 70s need some heavy work and the municipalities who own them don't want to put their money in a costly facility which struggles for its financial balance. Nowadays, cities who are building rinks put them in the middle of a leisure complex or a leisure zone. Anyway the mayor has a proposal to transform the rink into a bowling.
There is an petition, a facebook group, Candeloro has met the mayor, there has been a protest. Rama Yade came into the mix to criticize the mayor. But if she's the Secretary of State for Sports, she's also a member of the opposition in the city council of Colombes ( ).
A deputy mayor has said that the decision (the mayor should take a decision in June) wouldn't be applied next September but in September 2011 but that's still to be confirmed.
The mayor still envisions the replacement of the rink by a bowling, with the potential addition of an artificial rink. Nothing to calm down the worries.
The french fed is annoyed not only because that has been an important rink in the development of figure skating in France but also because it's in Colombes that they have organized their development program. It represents 4 to 9 days a month that they are using to monitor and develop skaters.
What? Has the French Rumour Mill ceased to grind?
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Plato
I think Linichuk choreographed this program. That's V/M's FD music at the beginning, no?
BTW, here's a smoother version of it.
I always thought that S&K were a better stylistic match then him with Navka. I always found N&K to be like some guy skating with his hot aunt.
How scary to read all those quotes from Raymonde. "We have not decided yet". She keeps using the word "we".
And still no confirmation from the FFSG about the pairing of Vanessa with anyone
I am just saying that when the pairing will be a done deal, the FFSG will surely glose about it in a press release. They've been the champions of those these past years. Only tell if it's positive, otherwise, shut your mouth !