Does anyone know how many skaters from australia can compete in a division. Is it max 3 or unlimited
428 bus is also a good option if you are going via the city
Driving is probably easiest. The 428 used to be like clockwork but this year it's gone haywire (buses missing on live data etc which confuses me, because how do you lose a bus?!) and the 445 isn't exactly the most reliable ...
Parking, however, is generally pretty easy in Canterbury, so your plan sounds pretty solid. And christinaskater I didn't realise you were in Hurstville! That's so close! Ahh the world of goldenskate members
I've only been to the Canterbury Ice Rink twice, but IIRC there was plenty of parking, plus a long straight road in front of it where maybe you could park on the side, so I'm hopeful that it won't be difficult. I'm very excited!
(But before this there is a trip to the Penrith Ice Palace to make...I've never been there before, so if I post forlornly next weekend about being lost in Sydney, you'll all know what happened! )
Skate DownUnder 2013 official announcement from Ice Skating Australia (8-page PDF)
As previously discussed in this thread:
An International Competition for
Junior and Senior Men, Ladies, Pairs and Ice Dance
Novice Men and Ladies
Sydney, Australia [Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink]
August 20 – 22, 2013
- ISU Members may enter up to 4 competitors for each category in Ladies, Men, Pairs and Ice Dance and their substitutes.
- The entries must reach the Organiser by Saturday 20th July 2013 at the latest.
@IceSkatingAUS is the new Twitter account for the federation.
I wonder who is going to show up? Hopefully the fact that it is in Sydney with its iconic landmarks that some big names would come! Also, I wonder who the ISA chooses to rep Australia?
karne, two FYIs (also included in my previous post):
The Skate DownUnder announcement says that each ISU member may enter up to four competitors per category.
And the event will have Novice Men and Ladies, but no Novice Pairs.
Thx for all your information above. Please keep us posted as you hear more about international entrants too (whether Mr. Brown or others).
(BTW, I started a Skate DownUnder thread in the Competitions forum.
Australia can send as many skaters as they want to Skate Downunder as long as they have met the ISA benchmark.
Other countries may only send 4
Oh, thx, sk8ingcoach. Good news for Aussies.
And BTW, the preliminary schedule, in case helpful to those who plan to attend:
Tuesday 20th August
Initial Judges Meeting
Technical Panel Meeting
Novice Ladies and Men Short Program
Junior and Senior Pair Short Program
Wednesday 21st August
Novice Ladies and Men Free Skate
Junior Ladies and Men Short Program
Junior Dance Short Dance
Junior Pair Free Skate
Senior Ladies and Men Short Program
Senior Dance Short Dance
Senior Pair Free Skate
Thursday 22nd August
Round Table Discussion – Novice and Pairs Events
Junior Ladies and Men Free Skate
Junior Dance Free Dance
Senior Ladies and Men Free Skate
Senior Dance Free Dance
Round Table Discussion – Junior and Senior Events
I am sorry to say this because you are clearly excited to have a new comp going, but I worry that the comp wont get many skaters from other countries because it is very early in the season and because Australia is so far away!