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    U.S. Women [#1]: The Contenders Unmask Themselves

    They could split the difference and say "Aiming for a medal."
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    2022 Four Continents Cancelled (Relocation pending)

    But no television coverage. Which is an important financial consideration. Would NBC go for marquee events on New Year's Eve?
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    2022 Four Continents Cancelled (Relocation pending)

    Yes, but that was at a time when US Nationals included Juvenile through Senior competitions. None of the senior events began before January 3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_U.S._Figure_Skating_Championships#Schedule With only Junior and Senior events in the current structure, with the...
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    virtual test vs traditional test

    At a live test session, judges can request that the skater reskates one move (moves in the field) or pattern (pattern dance) or two elements in a freeskate. So if they make a mistake, they keep going and hope for a reskate. In a virtual test there are no reskates. So if they make a serious...
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    virtual test vs traditional test

    There isn't a single document that explains this, and they are all on the USFS Member's Only site so I can't link to them. Basically, The video recording must be proctored by a neutral person in authority (rink manager, test chair, etc. -- not a coach who has worked with the skater) Part of...
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    U.S. Women [#1]: The Contenders Unmask Themselves

    I've never heard this term in any rink I have frequented over the past 30 years (or back in the 1970s when I used to frequent rinks either). I have only come across it from English-language online fan communities in the last couple years. It may be widely used among the Russian skating...
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    Netflix/Prime/Hulu/BritBox Binge Watching: ******** Edition

    Are you wrong that you are over and done with that? Only you can say. Others may not be, and only they can say. (I haven't watched Mare of Easttown yet, so I don't know whether I will like it. I do intend to give it a try one of these days.)
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    U.S. Women [#1]: The Contenders Unmask Themselves

    Or 2F, but it needs to be a flip, with either 2 or 3 revolutions. 1995 freeskate
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    When and how should we open schools?

    It's so much more satisfying to blame other people than to blame a submicroscopic infectious agent.
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    The Cicadas are coming!

    A cicada just landed on the outside of my window. Late hatching? Especially long lived?
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    Should The Minimum Age That Ladies Can Compete As Seniors In Singles Be Raised From 15 To 17/18 Years Of Age?

    It's been 15 as of July 1 since the 1996-97 season. There were a few exceptions during those first few years that have since expired. The effect is that by the time Worlds comes around at the end of March, ~3/4 of the skaters who are in their first year of eligibility will already be 16. But...
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    Should The Minimum Age That Ladies Can Compete As Seniors In Singles Be Raised From 15 To 17/18 Years Of Age?

    Possible problems that higher age minimums might be proposed to address: *Minimizing the physical demands on the bodies of still-growing teens and preteens, to reduce the incidence of serious injury among minors who are not in a position to make wise training decisions of their own nor to...
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    Should The Minimum Age That Ladies Can Compete As Seniors In Singles Be Raised From 15 To 17/18 Years Of Age?

    I'm sure I've said this before -- so often these discussions start with offering a solution (Raise the age limit!) and then debating what the problem is that solution is supposed to solve. It seems to me it would make more sense to start the discussion with the problem (whatever the poster...
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    What song are you listening to?

    The Smiths What difference does it make
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    The Medical Thread: Vaccine Search / Staying Healthy / Treatments Etc

    This has been done with animal studies though. YMMV as to whether that is ethical.
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