Well, since it's the stupid questions thread...
Does any have any insight into what's the ideal body type for a male singles skater? I used to believe it favoured shorter, stockier people like Elvis Stojko or Alexei Yagudin, who would have the necessary balance to land the jumps. However, at the other end of the rink is 5'10, dozen-surgery Plushenko, who's still quad-ing at 31. And 5'10, less injured but still relatively old Joubert, who can still do two-quad free skates. Now I'm starting to believe it favours rail-thin, tiny-bone-structure people like Hanyu (just look at the ease of his jumps!) But perhaps body type doesn't matter too much (within reason), and it's more about training/technique?
I guess this is really a beginner question...well that's what I am so here it goes:
How does the ISU decide which grand prix competition a skater goes to? Is it by draw or are there other deciding factors?