07-31-2014, 03:38 AM
only here for my juniors
No, skaters don't have to get a new program every season. Lots of skaters reuse programs or bring back programs - examples include Hanyu's SP these past two seasons, Ashley Wagner bringing back her Samson and Delilah LP, etc etc.
Originally Posted by starlight97
It depends on the federation. I don't know for sure about the specific examples you gave, but when Hanyu moved from Japan to Canada I believe JSF paid for the cost and continues to pay for his coaching. However, Fernandez gets no help from the Spanish skating federation and the expenses from his training and living are paid out of his own pocket.
08-03-2014, 07:19 AM
Do you think GP would be better structured more like auto racing or something.
All the top skaters at each GP. Points given based on what place they finish. Points leader at the end of the year is the GP champion.
Have the usual GP's only with more time added between them. (possibly reduce the number) and no need for a GP final.
And have two tours like major league and minor league. 1 and 2 or whatever. If a skater has a bad season at the 1 level then the next season they are demoted to the 2 tour. If a skater has a great year on the 2 tour then the next year they are bumped up to the 1 tour.
I think this would be more exciting for the fans because youd see the top people compete against each other more and would create more rivalries. It would also clear out from the GP's skaters that really don't belong there.
08-03-2014, 08:03 AM
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