Sorry if this is a bit off-topic, but I just have to say this sport is dead. ((( Seriously, 2 days before Canadian Nationals & less than a week before US Nationals, and there are only a handful of regular posters posting. And not just here, but elsewhere on the 'net as well.
This makes me long for the days of old when skating was popular. I miss Adrian Chew's old original figure skating message board where hundreds of posters regularly posted each day. Can't believe it was 13 yrs. ago.
The one bright side was seeing how many people turned out for Skate America in Portland, Oregon, there must've been at least a thousand or more people around me, definitely 1000+ times more people that actually attend a skating event versus the handful that actually post on the f.s. boards nowadays.
Here's hoping US Nationals is also well attended and the t.v. ratings go up a bit.