We're drifting off topic.. . Elite figure skaters, or any skater travelling the world, do not get to see too much of the cities they visit (as per many interviews by skaters). Fans should not be selfish by wanting to see "their favorite skater" year after year. If one really cares about a skater, then let him/her have a career and a normal life after skating is over, and that means university education or training for a profession. Too many skaters feel lost and confused after the skating is over.I was in grad school at 24, working on my doctorate. Given that particular year for me, I think traveling the world as an elite figure skater would have been way more interesting, LOL.