You can watch the Nationals on Skate Buz - that is the equivalent to CBC's BOLD on the internet.
I was so mad that a couple of days ago I sent an e-mall to Skate Canada. Unfortunately I could not find an e-mail address to high-ranking someone in the Skate Canada.
I did not get any answer to my e-mail so I think they just disregarded my e-mail.
Perhaps we can get start a petition, send a complain-letter(e-mail) or do something????
I also think that if Skate Canada sold a right to transmit Nationals to media company (regardless of who that company is) they should assure that people not only would be able to see competition on TV but also wiould be able to view it on the internet and/or view all of it later on the internet.
Maybe it's because Skate Canada is having a tough time selling tickets and they are trying to get more local fans to actually go to the competition in Moncton. This year they are even throwing in free hamburger and hotdog packages with the tickets. That's never been done before. Chttp://www.skatecanada.ca/en-us/eventsresults/competitions/tickets.aspx
And there is no title sponsor. (they should call it the CTV Canadian Championships)
And for sure Moncton is not an easy or cheap place to get to from the rest of Canada.
Everyone is bemoaning the loss of the excellent skating coverage provided by Bold. But in all fairness the live streaming link on Skatebuzz is not active yet and there is still hope!
And I'm with Katia here. If CTV doesn't want to show all the events on the main networks, that's fine. Just stream the events live on the Internet so we get to see all the skaters. This will not destroy ticket sales. Anyone who really loves skating, has the money, and wants to go see the event live will do so. For the majority of the rest of the country, live on the Internet would be fine. At the very least, the entire events should be available online after they are completed and the main networks have shown their skating specials. I'm sure PJ would be willing to provide her commentary.
We should complain to CTV too. Point out that CBC always does a significantly better job. If CTV wants to make skating fans happy they have to at least come close to matching what CBC does.