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    Quote Originally Posted by Nora View Post
    Is this thread for any stupid questions? Or just Olympic based ones? I am new and still trying to feel it out.
    Firstly, welcome to the forum. I hope you enjoy your time here!

    Oh no, this is not just a thread for Olympics questions. It's just because there are an Olympics coming up that people are thinking up Olympics-related questions!

    By all means, post whatever questions you want, and we will endeavour to do our best to answer them.

    As for your particular question, I don't skate myself, so I don't know the best way to transport skates. But I can understand your concerns about them getting damaged.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frenchie View Post
    Stupid question:
    Where can I find the various spread sheets with the results of the prediction games?
    GP Game:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...nhzbkl3dnJsUmc

    Nationals Game:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...05MTFQ2UFlDaEE

    ISU Game:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...1NhSFZXSWc1c2c

    Hope this helps

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    These bags are popular among the kids:

    http://www.figureskatingstore.com/in...FTHNOgodHS8AiQ


    I have a soft-sided rolling case that's a little larger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaroLiza_fan View Post
    Hope this helps

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    Thanks CaroLiza_fan!
    Is there a thread / folder where all the links are listed, and where I'd know to search for any spreadsheet link in the future?
    You guys posted info like "pairs results have now been added to the spreadsheet", without the links having been cited in the specific prediction thread or the prediction game rules thread - at least I wasn't able to find any link. I got the link to the Nationals spreadsheet via PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaroLiza_fan View Post

    Why is it that in figure skating that the podium presentations are done in the order 1-2-3?
    So that the silver medalist didn't hop on the top of the podium 'accidentally'.

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    Are Gracie Gold and Max Aaron still dating? (disclaimer: I am not asking for or trying to encourage rumors/speculation, I just am wondering if anyone knows... if not that is okay too).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulosai View Post
    Are Gracie Gold and Max Aaron still dating? (disclaimer: I am not asking for or trying to encourage rumors/speculation, I just am wondering if anyone knows... if not that is okay too).
    Don't know the answer. But since the spring or summer of last year, they have not made any public references to being a couple, AFAIK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frenchie View Post
    Thanks CaroLiza_fan!
    Is there a thread / folder where all the links are listed, and where I'd know to search for any spreadsheet link in the future?
    You guys posted info like "pairs results have now been added to the spreadsheet", without the links having been cited in the specific prediction thread or the prediction game rules thread - at least I wasn't able to find any link. I got the link to the Nationals spreadsheet via PM.
    Nope. My post above is the only location where all the the spreadsheet links are located in one place.

    The spreadsheet links for each Game are in the first post of main thread for that Game.

    It used to be easy to find things, as I made a point of creating all the threads for each Game in the same place.

    Unfortunately, during the re-organisation of the forum a few weeks ago, the threads for the Nationals game got dispersed. The Predictions threads for those Championships with their own sub-forum got moved to the relevant sub-forum. The Predictions threads for those Championships without their own sub-forum, got moved to the "Other Nationals" sub-forum.

    Meanwhile, the main thread for the Nationals Game was split in two, with my first post (which was the Rules) being moved to "The Edge" (???!!!), and the rest of the thread remaining in the Nationals forum.

    I posted a complaint in the feedback sub-forum, but nobody ever replied or did anything about it.

    It is really hard to find everything to do with the Nationals Game now. And I am really worried that the same will happen to the ISU Game threads...

    CaroLiza_fan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nora View Post
    Is this thread for any stupid questions? Or just Olympic based ones? I am new and still trying to feel it out. I was wondering how most people transported their ice skates to the rink, which I feel is such a dumb question :P I before just used a bag, but was wondering if that was the best way to transport them since they get squished together and rub against each other. If this is the wrong thread to ask, by all means, let me know ^_^
    Most high level skaters use a strong backpack. They skates might rub or they put them individually in a bag in the backpack. Some also use a transpack backpack. Zuca's tend to work well for kids but not adult sized feet and most zuca's are not able to be considered carry on luggage. A backpack allows them to carry their skates on a plane and not have them checked in luggage.

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    I am watching old Worlds vids from 2003 and earlier and one thing I never understood is ...the qualifying round?? What was the point of it? I would think if a skater was sent to worlds by their country that that would automatically qualify them for the competition.
    Just curious, you did say this thread was for stupid questions.

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    Wasn't the qualifying round to weed out skaters because the roster was so large?

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    Yes.

    The idea was to get no more than 24 skaters in the freeskate, and no more than 30 in the short program.

    That was especially important under 6.0 when judges were directly comparing each skater to every other skater in the competition and had to use two numbers per skater to keep track of what order they'd put them in.

    With IJS judges can handle more skaters in the same event because they're scoring according to standards, not direct comparisons.

    But time is still an issue. After 5 hours of judging the same event even with bathroom and snack breaks during the resurfaces, judges will get mentally fatigued and it will be harder to stay consistent in the use of scores.

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    Ok, a stupid question that bothered me for a while: does anyone know who performs that particular arrangement of Schubert's "Ave Maria" Carolina Kostner skates to this season? I remember the same version was used by Totmianina/Marinin and Caroline Zhang. It sounds very Disney-like .

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulosai View Post

    3. Also on the ABC coverage, they spelled Elena's name Yelena. Does someone who is fluent in Russian know which is correct??
    I am from Russia. It does not matter how they spell this name, both possibilities are allowed. The point is how to pronounce it.
    It should be the same first sound as in "yesterday".

    The same thing with Lipnitskaya's first name. When pronounced, the first sound should be as in "universe".

    In the documents used by ISU they probably take spelling from ID's (passports for Russians). And the spelling in IDs changed at list
    tree times during last 20 years...

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    dumb question but what thread or where can I find the team rosters which I believe have been announced by now. 1:12 EST

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    Just reposting my earlier question that I'm still looking for an answer to.

    Quote Originally Posted by lilshorty View Post
    Question 2:
    Why do most pairs and ice dance couples not perform their lifts during practices at skating competitions?

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