ISU Council's Proposal to change Rule 108 - Age Limits for Single & Pair Skating / Ice Dance + ISU Medical Commission's report

Bouffantrex

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When people say things like this, it makes me wonder how old they are and how long they have been watching skating given that it's a very recent development and doesn't exist at every competition.
The kiss and cry has been around since at least the early 80s (source here), so I certainly do not consider that a very recent development. The leaders' couch is only 10 years old, but it's one of the few good things the ISU has done to modernize the production of the sport. I would like them to take it a step further and mic up the leaders and turn the mics up in the K&C (this happens occasionally) -- similar to what we see in many other sports today.

In this instance, I wouldn't be surprised if the poster were the same age as Brenda Bottems.
Comparisons are odious, my friend.
 
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starrynight

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The leaders' couch is only 10 years old, but it's one of the few good things the ISU has done to modernize the production of the sport. I would like them to take it a step further and mic up the leaders and turn the mics up in the K&C (this happens occasionally) -- similar to what we see in many other sports today.

I agree completely. Would have given anything to have a leaders couch during some of the big rivalries like Davis/White and Virtue/Moir etc.

Once the age limit comes through, almost all of the skaters will be adults so we won’t have any more of the ‘but she’s a ~literal child~’ stuff going on in the senior division, so I don’t see any issue with these interesting made for tv moments.

I also really like how they announce each skater in the group with a dark arena and spotlights. Lot of fun for the tv audience.
 

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Something in another thread made me wonder whether any federations are adopting similar rules for domestic competition. Does anyone know one that has or is considering doing so?
 

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