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    The New Icenetwork

    I can't stand it. The setup, the speed skating, and all results, pages, and video before january 2011 is gone. it's not worth $50 anymore.

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    And all of the articles before 2013 are gone

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    Do they ever show exhibition numbers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pasdedeux View Post
    Do they ever show exhibition numbers?
    They used to. They used to show literally everything.

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    A great deal of the stuff is still on the website-it just isn't linked yet through the new interface. You can often find the old stuff via Google. Sign in to IN first though, because the login through the old stuff is dicey.

    Usually the exhibitions show up after the GPF.

    And more old events are being uploaded...I don't know how far back they are going to go.

    I do like the quality of the streaming better, but everything else is worse.

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    I really do think the streaming is improved - but that is it! If I want results for sectionals, or Nationals before 2013 I end up going to google and I never had to do that before.

    Maybe (very big maybe) they will eventually get the rest of the archives linked in, but what about all the articles....I'm not real happy about IN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 96skiluvr View Post
    And all of the articles before 2013 are gone
    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    A great deal of the stuff is still on the website-it just isn't linked yet through the new interface. You can often find the old stuff via Google. ...
    Quote Originally Posted by MFarone View Post
    .... If I want results for sectionals, or Nationals before 2013 I end up going to google and I never had to do that before.

    Maybe (very big maybe) they will eventually get the rest of the archives linked in, but what about all the articles....
    IN articles -- going much further back than 2013 -- are reachable via Google (or presumably other search engines), just like IN videos and event results.
    Or at least some of the IN articles from past years will show up in search results.

    To limit results to IN, don't forget to use the following search term :
    site:icenetwork.com

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    At least it's more up to date than SkateBuzz. Many of the athletes listed under each discipline are no longer even competing in the sport

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    Quote Originally Posted by lcd View Post
    At least it's more up to date than SkateBuzz. Many of the athletes listed under each discipline are no longer even competing in the sport
    I remember when SkateBuzz announced its "hiatus" (my word) way back when. After a looong time had passed with no signs of life, I assumed that the hiatus eventually (and quietly) had become permanent.
    But it was only my assumption. Do you know whether SkateBuzz ever claimed that it had returned to normal operations?

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    It does make you wonder why, if skaterbuzz is dead, they don't just stop paying for the website and let it disappear.

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    what's skatebuzz?

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    Quote Originally Posted by macy View Post
    what's skatebuzz?
    I would describe SkateBuzz as a companion website to Skate Canada's own. SkateBuzz was a separate dotcom for news, interviews, videos, etc.

    In that sense, it was sort of analogous to IceNetwork and its official relationship to U.S. Figure Skating, although I don't know whether SkateBuzz was intended to be a money-making endeavor. Don't remember whether SkateBuzz sold subscriptions, but much, if not all, of its content was free, IIRC. (I myself never had a subscription.)

    As you can tell, the truth is that SkateBuzz effectively "died" so long ago that my memories of it are very fuzzy -- maybe someone else will have a better/different description.

    The type of content that SkateBuzz used to offer now seems to appear right on skatecanada.ca and/or on Skate Canada's YouTube channel, etc.

    ETA, the message posted at SkateBuzz.com (the same message that has been there for an eternity, it seems):
    SkateBuzz is currently unavailable as we redesign a new an improved fan site!
    In the meantime, click the links below to get the latest skating news and information!

    (The links are to the site for Skate Canada and the site for London Worlds.)

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    I think Ice Network subscription is a huge bargain. I can't think of any purchase I make is as good a deal. If my wife & I decide to attend Nationals for the seventh consecutive year, it will cost MORE for one "cheap seat" for a single session than I pay for ALL of the figure skating events for a year! And I only have to turn on the IMAC with a cushy front row seat. No hotel bill, no scheduling flights and airports, no freezing arena. No junk food. And I see instant detailed results in the comfort of home. Thanks Icenetwork!! (I may just skip Boston. For sure, Sochi and Worlds will be viewed in the comfort of our home!)

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    I am with you. Yes, the streaming is better but that has nothing to do with the interface. The old one was intuitive. Go to the competition, or find an old comp you want to re-visit, click on the comp and you get the choice of results and/or videos....it was fast.
    Even I could do it.....
    Now, you go to Schedule and results, click figure skating, under 2013 NHK click "more", click "more" again, and there is Ladies free, Mens free, and dance free....no pairs, no shorts...click "more vids" and you go to one of the existing vids...there are blue charactors you can click on to at least get results....I am a member of USFSA so I get treated like this for only $24 but I will nicely give them my two cents at Boston.....this interface is the answer to a question nobody asked...

    [QUOTE=MFarone;796747]I really do think the streaming is improved

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    I agree....the new Ice Network interface is a redundent mess....but still a bargain. ( Wonder what it would take to convince them to go with the "original doctor, and the original insurance "? ) It really shouldn't be that big of a deal to toss.

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