IMO that's ridiculous (not to mention expensive). The ISU should just focus on doing worlds in 2021 during the usual time frame, and forget about 2020.Sergei Dobrin just said on his instagram livestream that Worlds will take place in October and that we will have two worlds next season.
I'd say I like his optimism but at the moment it's not cheering, it's ridiculous bordering on dangerous. The likelihood of there being any 2020-21 season at all is decreasing by the day, as it should. Most countries won't even reopen their borders till September at the earliest.No idea, but he definitely said it on his stream. I am just reporting what I've seen.
Essential to humanity, but not necessarily to survival.^^ I love your optimism, and I agree that sports, art, music and entertainment are essential to humanity. Still, it is too early to tell what is going to transpire across any number of events and industries.
A large city public park with a manufactured lake and a dog off-leash area is still open, SFAIK. Provincial parks with hiking trails are closed.Well maybe I am getting to be a bit over the top with dystopian, we certainly aren't there yet, but certain US states seem to be banning any pleasurable activity in life even if they tend to be isolated in nature with very small groups of even a solo activity (golfing, boating, hiking trails) almost as a punishment for not taking the virus situation seriously. Sorry, but sitting at home streaming Netflix or playing video games on the Internet cannot be the only recreation, and physicians generally measure "quality of life" as the goal rather than mere survival from day-to-day.
And without attempting to drag the discussion into a PI-land-style debate, Worlds may have been postponed/cancelled for reasons that may not do any good in the long run for our collective health purposes (potentially just delaying all of our inevitable exposure, as flattening the curve isn't the same as preventing it, and perhaps postponing society's ability to build its usual natural immunity to such newer viruses).
I don't care about a World's in October, although I'd enjoy it for a certainty. A sign that life is returning to normalcy again would be welcome.So I really do hope that the skaters, coaches, and fans get a 2020 World Championships this fall just as a sign that life is returning to "normal" again, even at a weird, less-than-ideal time that may coincide with the running of the Kentucky Derby, the beauty of the Masters golf tournament, or the red clay court of the French Open.
People were a couple days ago here, but now the docks on state land have been closed. (I have an acquaintance whose job involves river rescue. She has been posting photos of fishing the last couple days, but yesterday she posted that the docks were closed. Someone else asked about docks on federal land & she did not know). Anyway, it's interesting. We have a lot of state parks in my state and--while there are a few tourist traps--on a typical weekend, visiting the vast majority of them should be a good activity. But with all of the other forms of entertainment closed, too many people flock to places that are normally less occupied. The beaches were first, and the locals in the towns were upset by the hazard of having too many people. The beach towns shut themselves down. And promptly after that the state parks were closed.But I'm sure that many people with boats are enjoying or using them, especially people in remote communities.