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    Your thoughts on COC)

    1) Costner is a great performer.I won't be surprised if I see her on top of the podium i GPF.Especially if she puts her 3-3s..
    2)LOVE Yuzuru He'll be on top of the World in future.He is sooo young!
    3)Sotnikova is like Mirai,I think,i.e. her nerves on competition..
    4)K/S look great this season.Like their sp)

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    Highlights:
    1 - Kavaguti & Smirnov proving that they still have a word to say and that they are contenders.
    2 - Kostner winning gold.
    3 - Bobrova & Soloviev
    4 - Emily Samuelson returning to competition.

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    Was the whole lower bowl of the arena curtained off or am I seeing things again?.....if they tried that in America, the fans would bring tar and feathers and pitchforks.
    I too am Glad Emily is back. And after only two months paired off....wow....but Goldfinger has to go.....

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    OKAY. I have a question.

    WHAT WAS WITH THE FOG ALL OVER THE ICE???

    Has ANYBODY ever seen anything like that before?

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    It was really strange(( I watched SA and SC so I can't even compare how bad the competition was in China...=(I mean such problems as you've mentioned

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    Quote Originally Posted by brightphoton View Post
    OKAY. I have a question.

    WHAT WAS WITH THE FOG ALL OVER THE ICE???

    Has ANYBODY ever seen anything like that before?
    I have many times, and it mainly comes from the rink being very cold. The rink looked cold compared with the rinks at SA & SC. =)

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    The eurosport commentators were saying it was warm.

    Does anyone have a link to watch the gala with?

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    The only ice that I can think of that creates fog is dry ice. Could they have used some of that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not Anybodys Mother View Post
    The eurosport commentators were saying it was warm.

    Does anyone have a link to watch the gala with?
    I started a new thread with a live feed. Hope it works for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brightphoton View Post
    OKAY. I have a question.

    WHAT WAS WITH THE FOG ALL OVER THE ICE???

    Has ANYBODY ever seen anything like that before?
    lol...I thought it was just the poor quality YouTube footage.

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    Skaters in the kiss and cry thought it was hot too.....Just watched the ladies awards....kind of odd.....Adelina didnt congratulate Mirai and only congratulated Carolina as an afterthought....but the really odd thing was that the head of Canon China, a sponsor, came out and gave each lady a Canon 600d....a very nice camera and present but kind of awkward to hold...and they were brought out on platters .....Good thing GE china didnt try and bring out washing machines......

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    Quote Originally Posted by brightphoton View Post
    OKAY. I have a question.

    WHAT WAS WITH THE FOG ALL OVER THE ICE???

    Has ANYBODY ever seen anything like that before?
    I noticed that as well, figured it was a difference in heat rink vs ice... or it was smog?

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    audience love falling and spins better than anything - -

    audience love Jeremy and Hanyu except the chinese skaters

    ice dancer C/J got many boys and girls hearts for their good looking lol

    btw,about the fog,it's a stadium for swimming competition,not figure skating,the machines or something not very match the use,so... but actually it didn't affect sight during competition.

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    I was there for the short programs and free skate and there was no fog. It was warmer than in Canada. In Canada, the first row was at rink level. In China, the first row was 20 feet above and 30 feet away from the rink. One thing I didn't like was the camera policies. In Canada, SLR's with telephoto lens were forbidden, so I didn't bother to pack my camera for China. It turns out a few hundred people in Shanghai had huge telephoto's all over the rink, many with tripods in the aisles and some even in the seats.

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    There are few skating fans in Shanghai and most attendees in this event were there with the free tickets with little knowledge about figure skating. Diificult accomplishments went unacknowledged whereas falls were most noticeable and loud gasps inducing. (Actually, that is much like many very involved online fans everywhere, come to think of it. Hmmmm.) In the Chinese forums, fans are critical of and dismayed by these aundiences and suggest that skaing events should be staged only in Beijing where it is more appreciated.

    I thought the fog was made on purpose to enhance the entertainment value catering to this crowd, especially for the gala. I don't really know.

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