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    I'm just curious. Where are you from?

    Where are you from and How many ppl enjoying FS in your country?

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    Ontario, Canada.

    I should probably update my profile to reflect that. I've been lazy in getting around to it.

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    Milan, Italy.

    What do you ean how many ppl enjoying FS in your country? You mean if it's popular?

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    Melbourne, Australia.
    But I am not Australian, I am just working here. My country belongs to Southeast Asia region, and there is no rink in my country.

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    Finland.

    Like in Canada, ice hockey is the number one here and figure skating is a bit like its less popular little sister. It doesn't get as much attention (or ice time), but luckily for a couch potato FS fan like me, the TV covers the GP series, Europeans and Worlds pretty well, as well as Finnish Nationals and Finlandia Trophy. A fair amount of casual viewers tune in as well.

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    Australia but currently in the uk. I would love to see fs live someday in europe!

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    I'm from the United States and lets just say I have seen a tornado or two . TV coverage here is awful but I'm starting to prefer online feeds with comments from my GS friends anyway

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    Philippines

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    The Big Apple, my favorite city in the world, Nu Yawk Nu Yawk!

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    Another Finn here!

    Agree with your post Nimi. I'd also add that in our country the popularity of FS has waned like elsewhere since the 90s (apart from Asia!). When I grew up in the 80s and 90s, the best skaters were household names and the Olympic events were hugely popular. Not so much anymore. I'd also like to add that all girls learn to "figure skate" at school! I'm pretty sure that some skating is in the PE programme every year for kids aged 6 to 15, and almost invariably the girls wear figure skates and the boys wear hockey skates. Also, the boys will mainly play hockey and the girls just skate around or play ringette. I found this really sexist and annoying when I was a kid as I really wanted to play hockey but the girls just didn't do that... I recently checked with my old primary school teacher and apparently the case is pretty much the same now as it was then. Everybody used to skate a lot in their free time as well; there were numerous outdoor rinks where i grew up, at least three plus a big indoor rink in a small town with 25000 inhabitants. Sadly, the winters don't seem to be long & cold enough for the city to bother with maintaining the ice anymore, not since the mid-90s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMC View Post
    Everybody used to skate a lot in their free time as well; there were numerous outdoor rinks where i grew up, at least three plus a big indoor rink in a small town with 25000 inhabitants. Sadly, the winters don't seem to be long & cold enough for the city to bother with maintaining the ice anymore, not since the mid-90s.
    Yeah, the climate change isn't doing FS any favours. *sigh*

    As a kid in the late 80s & early 90s I spent A LOT of time in outdoor rinks with friends, although we preferred playing tag to practicing FS moves.
    My specialty was tripping on my toe pick. For some reason, I just suck at winter sports in general, but at least skating badly is more fun than skiing badly.

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    Australia, and wishing more internationals/show tours would come here. There seems to be a sort of native curiosity about it, but little overall enthusiasm among the general populace.

    During the Olympics, the snowboard slopestyle (I think?) got delayed, and Channel Ten showed a replay of some ice dance. They crossed to a pub where a very large, very drunk group of one of the snowboarder's friends were gathered, and they were really into the ice dancing, all intent on the screen and loving it. So the possibility is there.

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