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    Rinkside
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    Skate America 2007?

    Not sure if this is the correct place, so please move if needed!

    WHAT is happening with SA 2007? No announcements (and Skate Canada has already been announced, a departure from the norm). There was always a brochure for the next SA at the current event. In Hartford everyone was tight-lipped and said there would an announcement after the Nov 11 USFSA board meeting.

    Hello? Dec 17 now, and not a word. this bodes ill for the future of skating in the USA, combined with rather dismal showings by USA skaters in recent events, I fear greatly.

    Opinions?

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    They may be delaying the announcement while they are trying to line up sponsorship. In 2004 and 2005 it was "Smart Ones Skate America," but last year they did not have a naming sponsor.

    Skate Canada also took a long time last year before announcing "Mastercard Skate Canada" (it was just listed as "Skate Canada in preliminary publicity.)

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    Lovin' the Kween ... Now and Forever
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    I agree this does not seem like a good sign. Let's face it, skating has been lessening in popularity for awhile now, and with probably one of our weakest US teams in a long time, skating audiences may be hard to find.

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