It has been argued by some that Figure Skating has been in decline in terms of popularity in the United States and Europe (although it remains extremely popular in Asia) compared to the 1980's and 1990's (although some disagree). In some parts of Europe, for example, it now receives very little TV coverage, with no coverage whatsoever of the Grand Prix. Is there a problem? If you think there is, what do you believe the ISU should do to turn things around in the United States and Europe?
Should the ISU make more of an effort to attract more sponsors to generate more money that can be invested back into the sport?
Should the ISU do more to attract greater TV coverage - coverage that will inspire the next generation to take up the sport, increase the fanbase, and encourage more entrepreneurs to stage competitions and shows?
Is the new CoP scoring system the problem? Should it be changed back to the old 6.0 system?
Has skating become too much of a technical/jumping competition? Has this damaged skating as a spectacle? Should more be done to encourage more artistry?
Should the age eligibility regulations be scrapped/relaxed to allow talented juniors in to senior competitions? Was one of the reasons why skating was so popular in the 1990's the fact that the likes of Michelle Kwan were allowed to skate in seniors at an early age?
Has skating declined because there are no longer the personalities with charisma/glamour that there used to be to attract audiences? Or do today's stars have just as much charisma and glamour as the old ones? Or do we even need skaters with charisma and glamour?
Does it even matter if Figure Skating is not as popular as it used to be?
Or is there even a problem to begin with?