Yuzuru arrived safely and is going to skate second in the second group, according to Kalina from the yuzuru hanyu forum.
The starting orders are up http://www.figureskatingresults.fi/r...2013/index.htm
Instagram still photo: The awesome draw ceremony at #FinlandiaTrophy.
http://instagram.com/p/fA9nWMNcvH/ (from evan_bates)
Was trying to pick out Virtue and Moir.
Maybe they are at the front of the crowd to the right?? She in a white blouse and dark jacket?? And he in a black top and brown pants?? Or maybe not.
ice-dance.com's Finlandia Trophy preview:
Created on Thursday, 03 October 2013 04:39
Article by Ashli Meynert & Melanie Hoyt
I think the pic is from the draw regarding synchro teams. Synchro teams are competing tomorrow in FT (only SP).
Edit: I can see some Finnish ice dancers there too, but mainly synchro skaters.
Yes, I too had noticed a lot of synchro skaters ... but thought some ice dancers were interspersed as well.
Thanks for the links and info on the streaming . I'll be watching on Saturday and Sunday.
Where can you convert times? Confused after the discussion. lol
Thank you so much for the videos!!
From the official Finlandia Trophy website:
They would be showing the events that are being held in Friday.You may watch the Finlandia Trophy Espoo LIVE as follows:
Friday October 4th starting at 17.30/Opening Ceremonies, Ice Dance Short Dance, Synchronized Skating Short Programme: www.finlandiatrophy.com front page
Saturday October 5th starting 13.35/Short Programme Men and Ladies, Ice Dance Free Dance: http://areena.yle.fi/tv/2046700
Sunday 6th starting at 13.00/Men and Ladies Free Programme: http://areena.yle.fi/tv/2046705
Ironically, trying to minimise confusion to people who are not living in Europe is precisely the reason I am being pedantic over time zones and Daylight Savings Time.
Let me explain.
There are four main times zones in Europe:
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+0)
Cental European Time (GMT+1)
Eastern European Time (GMT+2)
Moscow Time (GMT+4)
Moscow Time used to be GMT+3. But, in 2011, Medvedev decided to move Russia permanently onto Daylight Savings Time. When Putin came back to the Presidency, he was going to change it back, but changed his mind.
Daylight Savings Time is the reason for the current confusion. From the last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October, all of Europe west of Russia observes Daylight Savings Time. So, the current time zones are:
British Summer Time (GMT+1)
Cental European Summer Time (GMT+2)
Eastern European Summer Time (GMT+3)
Moscow Time (GMT+4)
GMT is the universal standard for calculating time zones from.
For us in Europe, it is easy to convert the time for an event elsewhere in Europe. And as long as you know which time zone the country is in, it is easy to work out times compared to our own.
The problem is that most people across the globe know that GMT is used in Britain, Ireland and Portugal. But, a lot people outside Europe don't realise (or simply forget) that Britain, Ireland and Portugal move away from GMT for 7 months of the year.
This is a global forum. So, some people will be calculating from what they know is the time in GMT, while others will be calculating from what they know is the time in London.
So, to make everything clear to everybody, every time I talk about times, I am emphasising that Europe is in Daylight Savings Time so that people outside Europe don't end up missing parts of the competitions that are being held in Europe.
Don't worry, once we reach the last Sunday in October, everything will be simple again!
Hope that makes everything clearer