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Thread: What do skating fans do with no competitive skating till the fall?

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    Not everyone cares - but this summer is the World Cup - and for the first time in Africa.

    It is a great sporting event - full of drama, heroics - and like skating - has a fair share of controversy.

    I believe this is the most watched sporting event in the world - even if it is never such a big deal in North America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janetfan View Post
    Not everyone cares - but this summer is the World Cup - and for the first time in Africa.

    It is a great sporting event - full of drama, heroics - and like skating - has a fair share of controversy.

    I believe this is the most watched sporting event in the world - even if it is never such a big deal in North America.
    Soccer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pista04 View Post
    Personally, I usually switch my focus to gymnastics and track and field (Im a runner) so that could possibly help you. Gymnastic works well, because its a physical art like FS, and is the complete opposite season. =]
    ditto that. i also watch and play tennis.

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    Club competitions

    Work on my own skating

    Catch up on events I didn't have time to watch while they were in progress (e.g., Euros)

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    Soccer this summer.
    Fun tidbit: Italia (Carolina) claimed the world cup champion by defeating every single team except one: the U.S.
    And wavin' flag, the theme song for the world cup this year, is ridiculously catchy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reynycpr View Post
    Along with pista04 I will be moving my focus to Gymnastics; and also tennis
    me too. French Open going to be good.

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    I wait patiently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennyszy View Post
    i'm putting all my skating tapes on to dvd!!
    a lot of work but great to see all the legends ... skating has changed some points are better, some aren't. The new system has bought up the technical side specially steps, but has also made it more calculating and less spontanous!
    Funny you say that. I recorded Olympic Games in VCR and when I put FIGURE SKATING only into DVD, I shrunk 8 hr tape into 2 hr!

    I think this is much more productive than you tubing. There is so many negative stuff there about figure skaters, in video and comments. Thank GOD GS monitors posts and no obscene language allowed. Thank you GS and all the posters for talking about figure skating all the time even if I don't agree with you all the time !!!

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    Go to the arena, watch my kids skate; look at photo galleries of last year with my DD to help design a new skating costume; watch youtube and other skating videos with DS and DD to show them really neat spins and stuff to add into their programs ... pay the coaches bills and all of the other costs associated with being a skating parent ... recognize that summer doesn't mean VACATION it means MORE TIME TO TRAIN AND SKATE ... sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CdnSkateWatcher View Post
    Go to the arena, watch my kids skate; look at photo galleries of last year with my DD to help design a new skating costume; watch youtube and other skating videos with DS and DD to show them really neat spins and stuff to add into their programs ... pay the coaches bills and all of the other costs associated with being a skating parent ... recognize that summer doesn't mean VACATION it means MORE TIME TO TRAIN AND SKATE ... sigh.
    Good luck, CdnSkateWatcher! And have a wonderful time! Figure skating future needs the skating moms like you.

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