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    ISU Junior Grand Prix dates & locations in Fall 2013

    From: http://isu.sportcentric.net/db//files/serve.php?id=3854
    (ETA that allezfred originally posted this link in Oct. 2012 in a GSD thread titled "ISU Communication No. 1767: Decisions of the ISU Council")

    ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating – Calendar Season 2013/14

    The ISU Council approved the following calendar for the season 2013/14:

    Riga, Latvia August 27-September 1, 2013 (incl. Pair Skating)
    Mexico City, Mexico September 4-8, 2013
    Kosice, Slovakia September 11-15, 2013 (incl. Pair Skating)
    Gdansk, Poland September 18-22, 2013
    Minsk, Belarus September 25-29, 2013 (incl. Pair Skating)
    Ostrava, Czech Rep. October 2-6, 2013 (incl. Pair Skating)
    Tallinn, Estonia October 9-13, 2013 (incl. Pair Skating)

    ETA: Of course there's already a U.S. JGP assignment speculation thread in the Trash Can : http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...-Spots-2013-14
    Last edited by Sylvia; 02-14-2013 at 03:03 AM.
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    So is that 5 pairs event instead of just 4?

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    Why are they always predominantly in Eastern Europe?
    "I miss footwork that has any kind of a discernible pattern. The goal of a step sequence should not be for a skater to show the same ice coverage as a Zamboni and take about as much time as an ice resurface. " ~ Zemgirl, reflecting on a pre-IJS straight line sequence

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    Those are usually the feds that apply for hosting the events. US (Lake Placid) and France (Courchevel) tend to do it every 2 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BittyBug View Post
    Why are they always predominantly in Eastern Europe?
    Because they offer to host? I don't think these events are great money makers.

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    I know they're not money makers, but given that, it's curious to me that it's mostly Eastern European countries that step up and pursue them. Why not the richer feds?
    "I miss footwork that has any kind of a discernible pattern. The goal of a step sequence should not be for a skater to show the same ice coverage as a Zamboni and take about as much time as an ice resurface. " ~ Zemgirl, reflecting on a pre-IJS straight line sequence

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    Quote Originally Posted by BittyBug View Post
    I know they're not money makers, but given that, it's curious to me that it's mostly Eastern European countries that step up and pursue them. Why not the richer feds?
    Eastern Europe has been very active for getting the European Championships, too. And then half of the arena is empty because they don't have any interesting home skaters.

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    Actually, this year it was mostly full, especially for long programs and free dance. For SP it is sometimes difficult to take time off for people, so they prefer to come in the evening.

    Also, this year one whole side was reserved for press and VIP (skaters, skating federations etc) so at some events it could have looked half empty if the camera caught that side of the hall, but only because the public was not allowed to go there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceIceBaby View Post
    Eastern Europe has been very active for getting the European Championships, too. And then half of the arena is empty because they don't have any interesting home skaters.
    Have you been to any European championships? The only one I recall being half empty was in 2008 and this year's was really well attended.
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    Really surprised that there is nothing in Asia.

    When will the Senior B's be announced? I hope those are spread around more widely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbk View Post
    Really surprised that there is nothing in Asia.
    If the federations don't bid for them, they aren't going to get them. For all we know the Asian federations aren't interested in organising JGPs.
    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 allezfred View Post
    Have you been to any European championships? The only one I recall being half empty was in 2008 and this year's was really well attended.
    I don't think it was well attended. It was a small rink and still there were plenty of empty seats. Even Amodio complained about it: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceIceBaby View Post
    I don't think it was well attended. It was a small rink and still there were plenty of empty seats. Even Amodio complained about it: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
    So you weren't in Zagreb then, I take it. As somebody mentioned upthread one side of the rink was cordoned off for press, skaters and officials. The side that was for the general public was pretty full, especially for the frees. The gala was more or less sold out.

    I guess since Amodio only presents to one side of the rink he wouldn't have been aware of the audience behind him.
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    This is the first time Košice, SVK is hosting a JGP - the other 6 cities have hosted at least once, or a few times, before.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Košice
    "Košice (German: Kaschau, Hungarian: Kassa) is a city in eastern Slovakia. It is situated on the river Hornád at the eastern reaches of the Slovak Ore Mountains, near the border with Hungary. With a population of approximately 240,000, Košice is the second largest city in Slovakia after the capital Bratislava."
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    Yay, can't wait for the JGP season to begin. I will defo be in Gdansk.

    Quote Originally Posted by BittyBug View Post
    Why are they always predominantly in Eastern Europe?
    Because American and Asian federations aren't offering to host them.

    It's good this way as well since many federations can't afford to send skaters to events happening outside of Europe.

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    Canada hasn't hosted a JGP since 2005.

    Japan last hosted a JGP in 2010 (in Karuizawa).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Canada hasn't hosted a JGP since 2005.
    And they aren't hosting a senior international event either even though it would be really in their favour and would surely have loads of skaters competing (many international skaters train in Canada and the US).

    Skate Canada, YOU SUCK!

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    Canada did host the combined Junior & Senior GP Finals in Quebec City in December 2011.

    I looked up the JGP competitions that have been held in Asia (including Australia) and the North American continent:

    1998 Mexico City, Mexico; Beijing, China
    1999 Montreal, Canada; Nagano, Japan
    2000 Mexico City; Harbin, China
    2001 Phoenix, AZ-cancelled after 9/11; Nagano, Japan
    2002 Scottsdale, Arizona; Montreal; Beijing, China
    2003 Mexico City; Okaya City, Japan
    2004 Long Beach, CA; Harbin, China
    2005 Montreal; Okaya City, Japan
    2006 Mexico City; Taipei, Taiwan
    2007 Lake Placid, NY
    2008 Mexico City; Combined Finals in Goyang, S. Korea
    2009 Lake Placid, NY; Finals in Tokyo, Japan
    2010 Karuizawa, Japan; Finals in Beijing, China
    2011 Brisbane, Australia; Finals in Quebec City
    2012 Lake Placid, NY
    Last edited by Sylvia; 02-15-2013 at 04:57 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allezfred View Post
    I guess since Amodio only presents to one side of the rink he wouldn't have been aware of the audience behind him.


    I'm still a little traumatized from being so scrunched during the jammed free skates in Zagreb. The arena was pretty packed. Amodio should ask Cinquanta why there weren't 5000 people because it's the ISU that holds most of the seats on the judges' hostage.

    On topic... some pretty beautiful locations for the JGP. Riga, Tallinn, Gdansk, Kosice... you could make a great Eastern Euro vacation out of it!

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