08-27-2014, 09:27 AM
Landing 3As in my dreams!
golden411 -- thanks for the link for the Rippon lutz; very impressive.
08-27-2014, 12:41 PM
Thanks! If they have to keep looking at their screens with a 10 second delay, though, aren't they missing the live routine in front of them?
Originally Posted by Helix
09-01-2014, 07:20 PM
Missing Tdizzle and SDiggity
Originally Posted by satine94
@Worlds2016 is starting to tease the launch of the website.
Originally Posted by Risa
Tickets will go on sale during Fall 2014, per @HashtagJimmy (in charge of social media for @Worlds2016).
09-05-2014, 07:44 PM
What was the reason Canada didn't send any ladies skaters to the Nagano Olympics? Did they not qualify for even one entry?
09-05-2014, 08:02 PM
Well a quick glance at the 1997 World Championships shows that the only Lady they sent had to withdraw so they may not have qualified for an entry. Not sure exactly what is done in that type of situation in terms of getting a spot back. I am not sure what is/was needed for a single spot.
Originally Posted by SarahSynchro
09-05-2014, 09:02 PM
WD counts as "skater didn't make it to the free skate" under the rules at the time. I assume Canada didn't end up qualifying any skaters due to that rule.
Originally Posted by StitchMonkey
09-05-2014, 10:10 PM
Hmm, makes sense. This leads me to another question: why hasn't Canada been able to produce any champion ladies skaters? Sure there were Joannie and Liz with podium finishes at Olympic and world competition, but no world or Olympic champions since Barbara ann Scott... Is there a theory to explain why this is? The years between Calgarys Olympics and vancouvers Olympics were just so ughh for Canadian women: Josee: I never liked her, Jennifer Robinson: I'm definitely not a fan, I remember thinking back to watching her in Salt Lake City and thinking "this is the best Canada can do?" ... To me, although she was older than the average senior level women's competitor, her skating never really looked like a senior level women's competitor, her artistry and technique was comparable to that of a junior or even movie skater. Blah. And Don't get me started on Lesley hawker, Cynthia, and especially mira Leung, bleccch. Though from browsing the archive I see that dead horse has been beaten to death one too many times.
09-05-2014, 10:28 PM
No Olympic champions, but Petra Burka and Karen Magnussen were both world champions and Olympic medalists.
Originally Posted by SarahSynchro
09-09-2014, 07:48 PM
Looking forward to my first live GP season here are my two stupid questions:
1) For those days when you plan to be at the rink pretty much all day(from mid-morning to after dinner hour), what do you do about eating? I assume most rinks prohibit outside food and checs bags when you enter, so does that means we are left with expensive hot dog and pizza?
2) For competitions that only have all-day tickets available(no single event ones), I think it is reasonable some people who bought the tickets would only want to see certain events(ex.men's, pairs, etc.), and only enter the rink around that time. Is that quite common? Is so, for someone like me, who wants to see the whole thing but do not have great seats, can I move up a few rows during those empty times? Stealthily?
09-09-2014, 08:02 PM
Wicked Yankee Girl
You are limited to what food there is available in the rink..& sometimes it is hotdogs and pizza, but sometimes there is a broader selection of food available.
Again, whether you can move up or not depends on how stringently seating is enforced by the venue..some do and some don't.
09-09-2014, 08:36 PM
Bring a multivitamin with you. Trick your body into thinking you ate something healthy with nutritional value. You may be surprised at how much better you feel and how long you go before being hungry again when you take the vitamins. I frequently feel hunger very soon after eating junk, but if i get something decent in me (usually do the nutrition drinks, but can't bring them in as easily) it makes a ton of difference.
The cost still sucks, but it might help you end up feeling better and spending less money.
Also, see if there is chance that they have vending machines. If they do, go through your change collection, grab everything "silver" (In the USA that is everything over the penny, but obviously other countries will be different, basically all the coins the machines take) and put it in a baggy. You likely have more money in dimes (10 cents) than you think. I have done this when playing care giver in the hospital, I was glad I did.
09-09-2014, 08:51 PM
I would say at most venues you can move up, and more than just a few rows, though it depends both on the venue, the section you are in, and the specific event (moving up during the ladies LP tends to be hard, for example :P). It can also depend on the specific guard guarding that specific aisle- you might be shot down once and walk down a few sections and slip into a seat without issue. Sometimes (very rarely) they will even tell you you can move down/encourage you to.
Originally Posted by dorispulaski
At the end of the day though, you should buy seats you can live with... it is possible you'll be stuck with them.
And yes, the food situation tends to be unfortunate.
09-09-2014, 11:21 PM
how many calories does a skater burn during a long program? lol
09-11-2014, 12:20 PM
Is Kanako Murakami related to Daisuke Murakami?
09-11-2014, 12:24 PM
Say no to horrendous costumes
No. Murakami is a very popular surname in Japan. Takahashi, Honda Suzuki are also the most popular surnames.
Originally Posted by Kitt