if the ISU put crying cardboard people in the stands I would take back every mean thing I said about them.The ISU could drop Poohs from the ceiling, or add virtual Poohs. And other virtual stuffed animals/flowers, as needed.
I like the cardboard cutouts of fans that they have in a lot of stadiums.
Daša Grm posted on her Insta that she worked with Ulla Papp (coach/mother of the Finnish skating siblings) and Tom Dickson (who choreographed her new FS) at this ISU camp: https://www.instagram.com/p/CDYIXouFMnj/This Figure Skating Novice & Junior Training camp & seminar (July 21-August 1, 2020 in Celje, Slovenia) is still listed as happening on the ISU Development Commission's page:
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I don't think so. There's such a huge difference between seeing a program on video and seeing it in person. The ISU has enough problems with questionable judging as it is - adding in judging remotely is just going to make that worse.They could combine the big 4 month bubble with a live reality show about skaters who are stuck together for that long of a time with coaches etc and the competitive aspect. Could be better than Big Brother or Survivor. Think of the revenue!!! I think we are on to something here folks...........
x number of hotels, x number of rinks, other facilities all isolated with camera crews, drama, judges,
Actually, the judges could probably do that remotely.
And they can charge your for individual events that your cut out to go to each every event. Your ticket/attendance without paying an airline ticket, expensive hotel for 2 weeks quarantine and paying for testing. Deal
"I'm a Figure Skater.... Get Me Out of Here!"They could combine the big 4 month bubble with a live reality show about skaters who are stuck together for that long of a time with coaches etc and the competitive aspect. Could be better than Big Brother or Survivor. Think of the revenue!!! I think we are on to something here folks...........
The only info I could find about the meeting just said it would be online, no time given, but I think they usually meet in late aftn local time, so mid-morning ET. On their website, I see there is a doc from today's meeting (grievance dismissal on a coach I've never heard of) so they may have finished. They might not be planning to release GP news until tomorrow.Where will the decision be made and announced? What time zone?
I just looked on Twitter and there doesn't seem to be any information there.
Am hearing that the ISU Council today approved “the concept” for some type of competition this autumn. No details on what is in “the concept,” but source tells me the idea of one-nation-only events seemed to be the likeliest because of all the international travel restrictions.
Depends how where you get the test.Fast tests sound good.
My friend now has to wait about 3 days which is difficult because the requirement to isolate stops work and plans.
So are they going for virtual Grand Prix/Challenger-like competitions?2 / That one-nation-only idea could include “virtual live” events with skaters from more than one country competing against other, with each performing in the country where they live and/or train. Schedules would be devised for athletes in different time zones.
I'm really curious to see how that'll work with travel restrictions/how they'll work around it. If you don't yet have a visa for the US, can you even get one on time at the moment? Can you get one in the first place, period?I dunno how much reliable it is but this Sanspo article (Japanese sports paper) says they contacted someone related to ISU and the source said GP series will be held as scheduled. ISU confirmed the decision at the online board meeting held on the 3rd this month. Due to the influence of the c0rona v*rus on each country, it is considered that holding the events as usual is difficult. So they plan to discuss the details later. GP series events will be held in the US, Canada, China, France, Russia and Japan. However, the GP final where top six skaters in every discipline skate can be postponed to the beginning of next year although it's originally scheduled to be held in December.
It is severely convoluted, "the concept," but it's a starting point for some viability of competition and a (mini) season. Stay tuned.