The fact that multiple 'deadlines' came and went and that quite a few wondered about the dramatic void of information wasn't exactly stirring up the pot. Pointing this out did seem to coax the information out into the general domain here that the selection has indeed been made, and we'll all look forward to seeing the location posted next week. Mission accomplished.
As far as the Grand Prix concept is concerned, some skaters compete in one, two, or three local competitions warming up to AN, anyway. The competitions are already in place so they don't need to be created. All we need is to assign point values to the competitors results, just as it's laid out in the Basic Skills competition series and viola, we have an Adult Grand Prix and something else that's fun to do. Plus it will attract more adults to local competitions which is a win win for everyone. It does create an organized and fun way to make a full season.