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    Yokohama tapped to host next World Team Trophy

    “The International Skating Union recently announced that the 2011 World Team Trophy will be held at Yokohama Arena next April 14-17.”
    “The addition of the World Team Trophy completes a clean sweep for Asia, which will host all of the major skating events next season.”
    This is an article by Jack Gallagher in “The Japan Times” in Japan.
    Wednesday, May 19, 2010 JST
    By Jack Gallagher

    The article:
    Yokohama tapped to host next World Team Trophy
    http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-b...0100519it.html


    Reference:
    9-12 Dec., 2010 Junior Grand Prix Final (Beijing, China)
    9-12 Dec., 2010 Grand Prix Final (Beijing, China)
    15-20 Feb., 2011 Four Continents (Taipei, Chinese Taipei)
    28 Feb. –6 Mar., 2011 Junior Worlds (Gangneung, Republic of Korea)
    21-27 Mar., 2011 Worlds (Tokyo, Japan)
    14-17 Apr., 2011 World Team Trophy (Yokohama, Japan)
    Last edited by Akira Andrea; 05-19-2010 at 08:52 AM.

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    Yay, another WTT! Thank you for sharing, Akira Andrea!


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    Cool. I'm still not sure about how I feel with this comp but I'm glad it'll be happening again.

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    “The addition of the World Team Trophy completes a clean sweep for Asia, which will host all of the major skating events next season.”
    Which makes the rest of the world almost completely figureskatingless
    Let's abandon competitions and watch shows instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natalia65 View Post
    Which makes the rest of the world almost completely figureskatingless
    Let's abandon competitions and watch shows instead.
    Why do you think so?
    Last edited by Akira Andrea; 05-19-2010 at 11:58 PM.

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    Well, Asia seems to be where the money is at for figure skating, so it make sense from that perspective.
    Adelina Sotnikova is the 2014 Olympic champion!

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    ISU Council decided some time back that World Team Trophy would be an annual event, except in Olympic seasons. So every 3 out of every 4 seasons, WTT will be a part of the international figure skating scene.
    There is nothing more captivating in this world than a woman's form gracing the ice in skating boots. It's simply sensational!

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    What a crappy international competition.

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    There is no prestige in this competition yet but maybe that will come with time? Though is that even possible because the sports really about individuals and two person pairs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akira Andrea View Post
    This is an article by Jack Gallagher in “The Japan Times” in Japan.
    Wednesday, May 19, 2010 JST
    By Jack Gallagher


    14-17 Apr., 2011 World Team Trophy (Yokohama, Japan)

    Where in Yokohama would this hold this I'm wondering. Ice shows usually use the Prince Hotel Rink in Shin-Yokohama. But that rink is very small for this kind of international competition. [seating capacity I mean].

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    Quote Originally Posted by FSUSF View Post
    What a crappy international competition.
    Quote Originally Posted by caseyedwards View Post
    There is no prestige in this competition yet but maybe that will come with time? Though is that even possible because the sports really about individuals and two person pairs?
    I have to agree. I honestly don't understand what the point of this competition is except to obviously milk the sponsors for all they're worth. After a whole season of competitions, forcing elite skaters (assuming their countries qualify) to participate in this (essentially a) cheesefest is just another example of the ISU's poor prioritizing.
    Last edited by icedance21; 05-20-2010 at 08:07 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tak View Post
    Where in Yokohama would this hold this I'm wondering. Ice shows usually use the Prince Hotel Rink in Shin-Yokohama. But that rink is very small for this kind of international competition. [seating capacity I mean].
    As for the rink,the World Team Trophy 2011 is going to be hosted not at the Prince Hotel Rink but at the specially installed rink in Yokohama Arena, where has a sufficient seating capacity for the international big event.
    At this arena, the competition of the figure skating seems not to have been held yet, but ice show "Disney on Ice, in Yokohama" has been held every year.

    “The International Skating Union recently announced that the 2011 World Team Trophy will be held at Yokohama Arena next April 14-17.”
    Refernce: Yokohama Arena
    http://www.yokohama-arena.co.jp/english/profile.html
    Last edited by Akira Andrea; 05-20-2010 at 10:07 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FSUSF View Post
    What a crappy international competition.
    Did you even watch any of the event when it was held last time?

    By all accounts, the event was really popular with the skaters and Japan and Korea are where the now is in figure skating.
    To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akira Andrea View Post
    Why do you think so?
    It is never cheap to fly unless you are a witch, so here we go TEB , Euros in Bern for Europeans; CoR in Moscow without knownig Russian is an adventute plus , SA, SC for the rest of us respectively.
    I know there are lots various small competitions in Europe but the pleasure is definitely doubtful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oleada View Post
    Well, Asia seems to be where the money is at for figure skating, so it make sense from that perspective.
    On the other side the market will be overheated eventually and the interest for figure skating in Europe and North America will be lower and lower at the same time.

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    Europeans can travel to European competitions. It's cheap, do not talk nonsense. For example HAJ -CDG by Air France costs 90 EUR or HAJ-ZRH by Air Berlin 91.95. Or they can save the money for a trip to Japan, Canada or U.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natalia65 View Post
    It is never cheap to fly unless you are a witch, so here we go TEB , Euros in Bern for Europeans; CoR in Moscow without knownig Russian is an adventute plus , SA, SC for the rest of us respectively.
    I know there are lots various small competitions in Europe but the pleasure is definitely doubtful.

    Europeans can travel to European competitions. It's cheap, do not talk nonsense. For example HAJ -CDG by Air France costs 90 EUR or HAJ-ZRH by Air Berlin 91.95 EUR. Or they can save the money for a trip to Japan, Canada or U.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natalia65 View Post
    On the other side the market will be overheated eventually and the interest for figure skating in Europe and North America will be lower and lower at the same time.
    Aren't you being a bit overdramatic? It's one season. You have to make hay while the sun shines.
    To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natalia65 View Post
    On the other side the market will be overheated eventually and the interest for figure skating in Europe and North America will be lower and lower at the same time.
    To make the market better the Europeans need some olympic or world champions from Europe. 2010 all champs came from Asia or N America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oleada View Post
    Well, Asia seems to be where the money is at for figure skating, so it make sense from that perspective.
    I suspect a lot of federations will be very careful with sending entries to Junior Worlds and Worlds based on the cost and the anticipated results ... but then if the ISU proposal gets approved the numbers will go down anyways

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