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2011-2012 Grand Prix Event Dates

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by TanithandBenFan, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. TanithandBenFan

    TanithandBenFan Author of the Ice and Edge Series

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    I didn't see a thread about this, so I apologize if this information has already been posted. I saw on the ISU site the dates have been posted for next year's Grand Prix events. It's back to the traditional GP schedule:

    GP Schedule

    Oct 21 - 23 Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Skate America TBA
    Oct 28 - 30 Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Skate Canada TBA
    Nov 4 - 6 Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Cup of China, Beijing, China
    Nov 11 - 13 Grand Prix of Figure Skating - NHK Trophy, Sapporo, Japan
    Nov 18 - 20 Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Trophee Eric Bompard, Paris, France
    Nov 25 - 27 Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Rostelecom Cup, Moscow, Russia
    Dec 8 - 11 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, (Combined Juniors and Seniors) TBA
     
  2. JasperBoy

    JasperBoy Aging in a great place

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    That TBA for Skate Canada is driving me nuts! Where will it be?
     
  3. Squibble

    Squibble New Member

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    :sekret: Iqaluit.
     
  4. julieann

    julieann Well-Known Member

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    I'm hoping they move the GPF out of Asia
     
  5. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

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    I thought Sochi was applying for it, but I don't remember where I heard that. It might be closer to 2014, though.
     
  6. Dave of the North

    Dave of the North Well-Known Member

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    :sekret: on an outdoor rink :sekret:
     
  7. cheriepopo

    cheriepopo Active Member

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    :sekret: I heard Cup of China will be in Shanghai next year, though I really hope it's still in Beijing.
     
  8. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller #1 Dick Button Fan

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    I'm really hoping that Skate America and/or the G-P Finals be in the Eastern US. Lake Placid would be super-nice for both! :)
     
  9. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    I think it would be nice if it were in a place other than Beijing.
     
  10. TanithandBenFan

    TanithandBenFan Author of the Ice and Edge Series

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    Nooooo!!!!!! :scream: Some place with a real airport, please! That's all I ask. East Coast would be great, but I'll gladly fly west again rather than make the trek to LP again.
     
  11. Debbie S

    Debbie S Well-Known Member

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    Some place where SW flies would be great, preferably east coast or midwest. ;) .
     
  12. Carolla5501

    Carolla5501 Well-Known Member

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    I am already plotting my return to TEB. Paris, no stupid bag checks etc... Lots more fun then a USFSA event where the goal often seems to be to "drive off" the fans :)
     
  13. B.Cooper

    B.Cooper Active Member

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    SA looks for smaller venues...So, a hub city is not likely, unfortunately. And, LOC's that have a good volunteer base. SA has ping-ponged back and forth between east and west coast. Has it been in the middle of the USA in recent years?
     
  14. Coco

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    Milwaukee!! Four major airports w/in 2 hours, not as as expensive as the bigger cities, ample hotels in close proximity to the Bradley Center, charming downtown and tons of practice ice at the Pettit :)

    LOL, I'm going to have to start getting involved and volunteering. This idea is too good to let it slide! (no pun intended... )
     
  15. chipso1

    chipso1 Well-Known Member

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    Nope.

    1979-1982: Lake Placid
    1983: Rochester
    1984: no event held
    1985: St. Paul
    1986: Portland
    1987: no event held
    1988: Portland
    1989: Indianapolis
    1990: Buffalo
    1991: Oakland
    1992: Atlanta
    1993: Dallas
    1994: Pittsburgh
    1995: Detroit
    1996: Springfield
    1997-1998: Detroit
    1999-2001: Colorado Springs
    2002: Spokane
    2003: Reading
    2004: Pittsburgh
    2005: Atlantic City
    2006: Hartford
    2007: Reading
    2008: Everett
    2009: Lake Placid
    2010: Portland
     
  16. rhumba

    rhumba New Member

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    Anybody has statistic which venue made the record of audience? It seems to me that Oregon/Washington areas seem to be skating friendly?
     
  17. nyrak

    nyrak Active Member

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    Glad to see Skate Canada earlier in the season again. Has anyone heard any rumours of where Skate Canada might be next year?
     
  18. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    Interesting choice of Sapporo for NHK...everything is almost always in Tokyo or Nagano. I wonder if the comp. will be held on the same ice as the Olympics in '72.
     
  19. Meredith

    Meredith what a glorious day!

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    I've never been to Lake Placid. While I hear it is lovely, getting there is problematic for anyone not living on the East Coast. I'm with TanithandBenFan, just give me an airport.

    Public transportation is nice, too. I'd go back to Portland in a heartbeat. :D
     
  20. TanithandBenFan

    TanithandBenFan Author of the Ice and Edge Series

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    I don't need a hub city, just somewhere with an airport big enough for planes without propellers. ;)
     
  21. akkto

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  22. pat c

    pat c Well-Known Member

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    The GPF is due back in NA one of these years. When's the last time it was here?

    Kitchener in 01?
     
  23. chipso1

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    Colorado Springs in December 2003.
     
  24. pat c

    pat c Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. :)

    I knew it had been a while, but didn't realize how long.
     
  25. lexeoe

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    where will skate canada be this time? i read an article recently that say it'll be a while before skating competitions are back in vancouver. maybe winnipeg should take advantage of this chance. would like to see skate america in boston. if its boston, it will most likely be at agganis arena. first and only time SA was in Mass. was back in 1996.
     
  26. JeffClair1979

    JeffClair1979 Scissoring Cizeron!

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    SA would be awesome in Rochester NY... Just sayin ;)
     
  27. Jayar

    Jayar Well-Known Member

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    I have a great friend there, but no way in hell. EW!
     
  28. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

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    Places in the US I'd love to see SA (I have no clue if there's usable ice in any of these places, but I'm also not the one deciding):
    -Phoenix, AZ
    -Nashville or Memphis, TN
    -Long Beach, CA (didn't we have a JGP out there?)
    -Chicago, IL (too big a town?)
     
  29. Lutzcy

    Lutzcy Active Member

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    Indianapolis!
     
  30. JeffClair1979

    JeffClair1979 Scissoring Cizeron!

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    :eek: OMG come on, it's not THAT bad- the American Association of Community Theater festival is coming here in 2011... I love it here. OK, it snows a lot, but there is LOTS to do!