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.
I'm also extremely upset with CTV re their so called "skating coverage"
At least CTV has only taken a couple of events. CBC is still televising the Worlds, Grand Prix, etc.
Skate Canada lists on their website a possibility of all day live streaming for Sat Jan 21.
There is nothing listed for Friday, but there is hope!
I don't have the schedule handy at the moment, but it looked to me like TSN was going to be covering at least most of Friday's senior events ?? Hard to say what they will actually do, but the time slots seemed to align with the actual event times...
Here's the TSN Schedule: http://www.tsn.ca/figure_skating/feature/?fid=51109
If I'm getting my time zone conversions right, they're starting Ladies Short coverage at 2:00 Eastern, which would be 3:00 Atlantic. The ladies short starts at 1:15 Atlantic, so they won't be covering most of the Ladies live. If they show some taped it could cut into the Pairs short which starts at 4:05 Atlantic (3:00 Eastern).
With the Ice dance, on the other hand, it looks like they're starting at 7pm Eastern but the event doesn't start until 8:55 Atlantic (7:55 Eastern) ???? I guess they'll show some taped stuff from earlier before then (?). Weird.
With the mens' short on Saturday they're starting at 2pm which is before the event starts at 3:15 Atlantic (2:15 Eastern). I wouldn't be surprised if they take up a bunch of time with chatting and replays though ... There's nothing more aggravating than commentators sitting there chatting when you know there are live events in progress!
" here's nothing more aggravating than commentators sitting there chatting when you know there are live events in progress! "
There is nothing more aggravating then someone trying to make you buy tv coverage when you long time ago decided not to have tv, and watch all your movies/tv shows/sport events thru the internet.
(I don't have time/energy to watch dumb TV programms as there are so many other things to do )
Last edited by katia; 01-12-2012 at 05:42 PM.
Well, I certainly would never be able to attend a US Nationals then. $913??? That's nuts!!!
Well, that's really good news!! As long as they stream whatever they don't show on TV, I'm fine with that. Between the 2, we'll be fully covered. That's my main concern. Novice and Junior will be fully streamed on SkateBuzz. We should not be missing skaters and teams at Senior because they happen to not be in the final flight. I would like to see ALL skaters.