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    Rinkside
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    Want Canadian Coverage

    Can you get Canadian skating coverage? I'm looking for tapes of all the televised competitions during the upcoming 2007-2008 season. Will trade for tapes of U.S. coverage, or will send extra blank tapes plus postage. I think Canadian TV does a better job than US TV does, so I like to see both. Thanks! New information:
    U.S. coverage of most skating events (Grand Prix, 4 Continents,
    Worlds) will be on ESPN or ESPN2. Not available in Canada, so a trade would be good for everyone.
    Last edited by Red1970; 09-27-2007 at 03:02 PM. Reason: New information

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    Hi,
    I didn't get any canadian coverage for the current season but have lots of it from the 90s and perhaps early 2000s, let me know if you are interested in any of these.
    Kelley

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    Actually Canada Broadcasting Networks and even cable stations have not inked any deals with the ISU for rights to broadcast figure skating in Canada right now. So at the moment, I and many Canadians are out of luck when it comes to any skating footage other than what we're going to get from the US. Sad, I know. It's really disheartening to think we may not even get Worlds his year.

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    Pretty much all we know we'll be seeing is Canadian Nationals and we saw skate Canada... The ISU wants to lump international events with speed skating and canadian tv doesn't want the speed skating so they haven't signed anything....

    And, I do get ESPN in Canada.... along with NBC CBS and ABC and a bunch of other american channels... they come with the basic cable here...

    Do you need it on tape? You can get the videos from fsvids with Canadian coverage wherever it is available...

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    Here's a link to an up-to-date Canadian skating TV schedule:
    http://cf.geocities.com/patinagetv/horaire.html

    At least one Canadian channel (Evasion) will broadcast at least Skate America and Cup of China, but unfortunately, it's not available in my area. I hope at least someone out there can get that channel, though!

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    Tripping on the Podium
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    Hi
    I have checked the Bell Express Vu site and there is a channel there #134 that is Canal Evasion and I believe it is a French Station.

    I checked thier homepage and schedule and Skate America and Cup of China is listed on the dates posted on the Patinage Honoraire site.

    I am going to call Bell to-morrow and see if I can add that station and how much it will cost a month.

    I do not quite understand how one channel can broadcast the competition when CBC cannot get the rights but hey whatever works is good for me.

    I will post what I find out.

    Jfdw
    Last edited by jfdw; 11-11-2007 at 05:19 PM. Reason: More info to post

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    Tripping on the Podium
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    Hi
    I have called Bell Express Vu to-day. I had to sign up for a French Package and the cost is $5.00 more per month.

    I am looking forward to the coverage and I hope that I have picked the correct channel
    jfdw

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    I just found the french canadian coverage of women's short program from the '94 olympics, I think they covered every single skater, their coverage is great! If anyone wants a copy let me know.


    kelkeld34@yahoo.com

    http://www.geocities.com/kdonovan02139/sklist.html
    skating events dating back to '77

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