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ISU Championships 2013 - locations announced

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Eislauffan, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Eislauffan

    Eislauffan Well-Known Member

    The ISU announced today the locations for the Championships 2013, except for 4 Continents and Synchro.

    ISU European Figure Skating Championships, 21-27 January, 2013,
    Zagreb, Croatia

    ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, 5-10 February 2013,

    ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships, 25 February - 3 March 2013,
    Milano, Italy

    ISU World Figure Skating Championships, 10-17 March 2013,
    London (Ontario), Canada

    Synchronized Skating

    ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships,

    Link to the ISU communication: http://www.isu.org/vsite/vcontent/c...-3787-4771-layout160-129898-news-item,00.html
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  2. Eislauffan

    Eislauffan Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised that they go back to Zagreb. I think Zagreb had the poorest attendance of an European Championships ever.
  3. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

    Why can't Europeans come to Portugal?!

    :drama: :p
  4. Eislauffan

    Eislauffan Well-Known Member

    Attendance couldn't be any worse, that's for sure, and the climate would be nicer in Portugal. However, I think Portugal was kicked out of the ISU because of lack of activity!
  5. elfenblüte

    elfenblüte Active Member

    Why Zagreb again? :eek: I didn´t like the ice rink in Zagreb at Euros 2008...
  6. alhrayth

    alhrayth Well-Known Member

    :eek: wow I must really be out of the loop, I didn't see it coming! Oh, could be interesting... it depends on who will be working in the OC...hmmm.....
  7. TAHbKA

    TAHbKA Well-Known Member

    Will try to make the attendance in Zagreb a bit better. If I remember correctly the tickets were ridiculously cheap....
  8. LLOS

    LLOS New Member

    Yet again?? Still waiting Euros come to Germany again, it's already 15 years ago :mad: starting to lose hope :(
  9. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

    Plus, our rink is much better than Zagbreb's.

  10. mella

    mella Well-Known Member

    A little surprised to see Euros back in Zagreb so soon but selfishly pleased as I was disappointed not to make it in '08 - I guess it could be to do with the costs if Zagreb is very cheap that would have appeal for the ISU as well as for fans in theory. Thought they would have been in Sotchi to be honest.

    Again my promise to stop doing all my travel for skating competitions is postponed by a year... I'm sure I'll try to make it to Zagreb then maybe visit some other places in Croatia too.

    Some will be very sad re: location of World's in Canada if the bid thread is anything to go by (although others will be very pleased I guess).
  11. Norlite

    Norlite Well-Known Member

    London! :cheer:
  12. pat c

    pat c Well-Known Member

    London, Ontario got it. (shaking head) It's a nice city, but it's hard to get to, and parking is a nightmare.
  13. Evilynn

    Evilynn ((Swedish skating dudes))

    I was hoping for Germany too, although I've never been to Croatia, so maybe I should take the opportunity to go in 2013...
  14. oooh wheeee!!! Zagreb was just great :D :D :D I'd love to go there again, and I'd love to go to Canada again too!

    so I'm all :cheer2: :D
  15. allezfred

    allezfred Master/Mistress of Sneer Staff Member

    Loved Zagreb, but like Eislauffan am surprised that they want it again considering how badly attended it was in 2008. :eek:
  16. Asli

    Asli Well-Known Member

    Has Germany made a bid in the recent years?
  17. luckiest1

    luckiest1 Well-Known Member

    London freakin' Ontario!!!!!! Woo hoo!!!!!! Bring on the party!!!!!
  18. Aaron W

    Aaron W Well-Known Member

    Uh oh. Winnipeg backers certainly aren't going to be happy. Doesn't matter to me. I'll probably go regardless of where it's held in Canada. And if I'm still living in the Great Lakes region, it's a reasonably simple drive to London.
  19. Finnice

    Finnice Well-Known Member

    You are so right, Deedeelocks, the men´s result in Zagreb 2008 was wonderful!:encore::encore::encore:

    I liked the town, too, the only minus being that they allowed people smoke in the cafes and restaurants. But it was CHEAP!
  20. Asli

    Asli Well-Known Member

    The Croation figure skating federation must have funding from the state or municipalities, because they host a surprising number of international figure skating competitions for such a small country! Annually they have the Golden Spin, Golden Bear and two other international competitions, they have already held the Euros and Junior Worlds and several JGP events. Maybe they arefunded to attract attention to Croatia and ticket sales are not so important.
  21. TRAxel

    TRAxel Active Member

    How is London hard to get to? Just curious :) and I would think they would do something about the parking (because I live here, I know how bad it can be downtown) with such an event like this, I am crossing my fingers.

    And :cheer2: I am SO happy about this!!! To not have to pay for a hotel room is the bees knees!
  22. pair mom

    pair mom New Member

    Parking in London is a breeze when they used shuttle buses between JLC &Western Fair grounds. Very, very small city, 3 practice pads of ice at Western Fair and a cozy JLC!!! It was rockin' for Canadians both times we've hosted it as well as World Synchro a few years back!!! It's a wonderful venue, terrific volunteers and a stable, safe home country and city!!! No fear....London Ontario will be a wonderful Worlds!!!! :)
  23. lexeoe

    lexeoe Active Member

    is zagreb using the same venue as 2008? Dom Sportova is old. will they use Arena Zagreb instead? but based on the feedback above, Arena is bigger than Dom Sportova. if attendance was bad in 2008 maybe it'll be best to stick with the smaller venue.
  24. nitsansh

    nitsansh New Member

    Maybe it would be the right time to visit my cousins in Zagreb....
  25. nitsansh

    nitsansh New Member

    Does this mean the championship in the new format (with QR) will start on a Sunday?
  26. allezfred

    allezfred Master/Mistress of Sneer Staff Member

    What country or city that has hosted Worlds recently hasn't been stable and safe? :confused:
  27. Aaron W

    Aaron W Well-Known Member

    France in 2012. When you're that close to Didier Gailhaguet, nothing is safe or stable. :skandal
  28. SamuraiK

    SamuraiK Well-Known Member

    Really shocked they went with Zagreb again. Back in 2008 even during the final groups in the LP the arena was half empty..:duh: Dont think it will be better this time.
  29. sKATEr4life

    sKATEr4life New Member

    We have been spoiled since 2005 - and I'm LOVIN' IT!!!!!!!
  30. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member


    Zagreb Europeans were A DISASTER.

    The arena was an old run down building and the male loos didn't have toilet bowls, you had to squat over a hole.

    Tickets didn't have seats attached so you had to make sure to arrive early to get good seats.

    Half of the arena (the better half, the judges side) was cordoned off for the use of skaters and officials. :rolleyes:

    Worst Euros I have been to by far. :scream:

    Oh well, at least Zagreb is very cheap.

    As for Junior Worlds, Milano is quite expensive. :/

    And Canada obviously is ridiculously expensive, if you're European.

    Because Portugal is not an ISU member. :p

    They only sold the tickets for half of the arena, so no wonder the other half was empty. :wall:
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2010