Ah, well, I didn't attend either of those. My first Nats was 2001, and that was just for the weekend. 2002 was my first all-event Nats, but I haven't gone every year. I think my total, including this year, is 12. And 03 and 16 Worlds. I can't remember any knitting, but that doesn't mean there wasn't any.It might have been either Nashville or Atlanta, but I’m not 100% sure
I remember it! The woman was sitting on the first row with a ball of yarn on the boards. It rolled off onto the ice and a Senior Man had to go get it for her. He had not started his program. The audience roared, the woman was embarrassed and the usher took her yarn.I don’t remember exactly which Nationals it was but it used to be an infamous moment on here. I guess a lot of people who remember have left
It might have been either Nashville or Atlanta, but I’m not 100% sure
My favorite bit of this story "and the usher took her yarn"I remember it! The woman was sitting on the first row with a ball of yarn on the boards. It rolled off onto the ice and a Senior Man had to go get it for her. He had not started his program. The audience roared, the woman was embarrassed and the usher took her yarn.
Benny was adorable and seemed to have a blast.Per the Nats LOC IG, Benny the Rescue Dog who performed at SA (possibly the most Instagrammed item at SA, if my feed was any indication ), will be attending Nats. No word if he'll be performing, selling SA tix, or taking Rusty's place.
I think the DJ is fine. Usually he plays a wide variety of music from several decades and young people in the audience really seem to enjoy him. And heaven knows, the sport needs to appeal to younger generations!I think USFS is trying to show the audience that this is an 'exciting' sport by providing actions during breaks that people might find boring. (NOTE: I said "trying" not "succeeding")
The other part that Rusty plays that is actually important is promoting the sponsors. I think we can't overlook the importance of sponsors and if one of their requirements is that "promote" it to audience, Rusty probably is cheaper than losing a sponsor.
I sent a request. We’ll see.
Most likely the seats behind Kiss & Cry are reserved for the chaperones and skaters, as well as for the media. Back in the day the skaters/chaperones often ended up in the nosebleeds, so it's nice that they appear to be seated in the lower bowl given their importance to the event. Near center ice there should be seats reserved for USFSA officials and VIPs.Looks like they aren’t selling behind kiss and cry, wonder why
Got a response back from my inquiry. They are finalizing it with the referees and will be posted later this week.