So what does this mean for Thornhill? Will it have regular entries and separate entries for the Senior B, like the NACS several years back? Or will everyone be allowed to enter as usual, with everyone judged by an international panel? Does this mean someone like Adriana Desanctis will be able to record an official ISU score by participating?
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Not sure it's updated on the ISU site yet
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I just skated for a week at the new ice rink in dongguan, china. It is in the south close to hong kong and shenzhen. The owner use to be hong kong fsc president and daughter is an ice dancer that used to train under marina and igor in detroit. It is a brand new olympic size rink that only open for 2 months. The chinese mens and 2 of the girl team is training there right now til mid june. Dongguan now is one of the largest cities in china and so glad they finally open an rink, it is in a mall and if you plan to go, there are no seating in the rink. I did a scratch spin and a group if kids started following me around. . .
I also understand that the Pairs listing was incorrect, and that the international will just be Senior Ladies and Senior Men. Nonetheless, it will be a great opportunity for up and coming North American skaters to gain some ISU points. It should be interesting.
Summer Skate 2011 in Thornhill (Senior B for Senior Ladies & Men) is now listed as CANCELLED on the ISU calendar.
I don't know the reason(s) why but, AFAIK, an official Senior B competition announcement was never published online.
COS Summer Skate is taking place as usual. The entry deadline is Wednesday, July 6th.
Here's Skate Canada's press release about the cancellation of the Senior B portion of Thornhill: http://www.skatecanada.ca/AboutUs/Ne...S/Default.aspx
After assessing our skaters' opportunities and the ISU Grand Prix assignments, it was determined that there were enough existing international competitions so the requirement to stage this event was diminished. Skate Canada will assess the need to hold a Senior international event in subsequent years, and will revisit the opportunity to hold an event of this type in the future.The COS Thornhill Summer Competition will continue as planned.
Last edited by Sylvia; 06-30-2011 at 07:17 PM.
Oh, that's a drag. Skate Canada must not have any singles they care enough to have qualify for GP without paying to send them to Germany, where there are a limited number of spots per country. Control freaks!
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From the press release posted by Sylvia, bolded is mine..
That basically sounds to me as :"Well, Chan, Reynolds, Rogozine and Phaneuf already have 2 GP assignments, and they are the ones who'll probably go to worlds so why bother about the rest getting minimun or international scores.After assessing our skaters' opportunities and the ISU Grand Prix assignments, it was determined that there were enough existing international competitions so the requirement to stage this event was diminished.
But given their history on the JGP it's no surprise. Stupid.
Well, that's lame. So anyone else who wants a minimum HAS to go overseas, including a large number of non-US skaters who happen to be training in the US or Canada?? Argh.
To be fair, SC was probably going to lose money on the event, so if they don't need it to help their own skaters, I can understand them not doing it.
Is this a chicken / egg sort of thing? I think the announcement that Thornhill would be a S"b" came before the reduction in partcipants in the GP, and the 2 or 3 event change. Am I right in this ? And could that be making a difference..?
It seems to me that the main problem here , could be the lack of opportunity for skaters that already results from the changes to the GP. ( You can give the opportunity for skaters to gain points , but if their chances of getting to the GP are still slim to nil , what's the use ? )
I feel a hissy fit coming on. Talk me down , someone.