2011 BMO CANADIAN FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS ON CBC
January 21, Friday
9-10:00 PM Pair Short Program
January 22, Saturday
12-1:00 AM Women's Short Program
4:00-6:00 PM Dance Short and Women's Free Programs
January 23, Sunday
1:00-2:00 AM Men's Short and Pairs Free Programs (1 hour only!?)
8:00-10:00 PM Dance Free and Men's Free Programs
Well, Olympic season is over, I am kind of disappointed to see nothing on the Bold schedule. I guess I can cancel my subscription now to buy myself several extra cups of coffee every month
CBC updated the schedule after I had posted the above, now the schedule is as of Jan 11.
Last edited by gopatrick; 01-11-2011 at 09:20 PM.
Constable , Costume Police
Gee, gopatrick , don't despair yet ...neither CBC or Skate Canada are renowned for having all the right info up well in advance. According to the listings on Skate Canada, which has been up for couple of months, Bold's programming as covers the same times as CBC..But they've always said "subject to change' notice up as well.
Now since I'm pretty sure the people who pay for Bold can already get CBC on regular TV right across the country..I don't think this can be the definitive word, and it seems self defeating. Why would Bold pay to have PJ and David duplicating everything that's going on on the main channel ? Usually we'd have her/them for everything up to the part CBC is covering , then they switch over to Kurt, Tracy and (shudder..) Brenda Irving.
Also, the times listed for CBC coverage on the Saturday, overlap with what should be Hockey coverage. What ? CBC drop Hockey in favour of figure skating ?..when has that ever happened ? It's before the all star break , so... I think some adjustments are probably coming . Failing all else, skatebuzz has been really good about jumping in to fill the void.
I hope Bold has cleaned up their act. After being so good since they started covering FS, at SC they completely dropped the ball. they hired David to complement PJ then lost the sound for the first hour or more (wa there no tech on site ?) then they cut to commercials and program promos after every single skater, losing the replay and David's accompanying comments..I hope more people besides me raised a hue and cry. ( I didn't get a reply , of course..I just hope it turns out to be a goof -up.)
Last edited by colleen o'neill; 01-11-2011 at 09:02 PM.
It looks like CBC updated the schedules after my previous check. I am happy now
All Time Eastern
Bold and cbcsports.ca
Friday Jan 21
6-6:45pm LIVE Opening Ceremony
6:45 pm-12 am LIVE SHORT DANCE, WOMEN SHORT PROGRAM
Saturday Jan 22
12:30-6 pm LIVE WOMEN FREE PROGRAM
8-2 am LIVE MEN SHORT PROGRAM, PAIR FREE PROGRAM
Sunday Jan. 23
3-9 pm LIVE FREE DANCE, MEN FREE PROGRAM
10 pm-12 am LIVE GALA
Sunday Jan. 30
12-1 pm GALA ENCORE
I confess I am obsessed and would like to watch everyone
As a bonus, now Bold offers HD on Channel 548, just not sure whether skating will be broadcasted in HD though.
Could someone watch practies now on Skatebuzz? Or its geoblocked?
Constable , Costume Police
If you haven't found out yet, yes practises are on skatebuzz ( no geoblock) today,also, Fri & Sat morning before competition.
Wicked Yankee Girl
The junior and novice events that have been skated so far are on skatebuzz without geoblocking.
If you aren't aware, the Sr Pairs SP is about to start on Bold!!