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    mainland , china

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    I'm from Thailand. FS in Thailand is one of the least popular sports. Hardly surface in the local news. We have 7 ice rinks in Bangkok alone. A few more in the provinces. People like to spend time at the rink more likely to avoid the heat. For FS to be widely as a sport, we need Yuna-typed phenomenon or Philippines' MCM. At this point it seems we have to wait for another decade or two.

    No.1 sport of all time is football. Golf is very popular too (partly because Tiger Wood is half Thai).

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    cebu, philippines!!!

    the land of delicious dried mangoes!! http://d24673718.p287.pcfrogger.com/...ied-mango1.jpg

    and the country of manny the pacman pacquiao!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooper View Post
    cebu, philippines!!!

    the land of delicious dried mangoes!! http://d24673718.p287.pcfrogger.com/...ied-mango1.jpg

    and the country of manny the pacman pacquiao!
    I would love to visit your homeland one day. oh oh mango!!

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    South Korea. Hahaha....

    I hope figure skating apart from ladies become more popular-mens, pairs, and ice dancing. And I hope fs doesn't lose its popularity because Yuna retired. Maybe So-youn will be able to draw people in again. The skating envrionment still needs to be improved, and looking forward to see more talented skaters as a figure skating fan.

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    St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. I am probably the only full-time resident with a serious interest in figure skating though I do know of one stateside-based person who has avacation house here who is in the know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meoima View Post
    I would love to visit your homeland one day. oh oh mango!!
    you should come here.. filipinos are known for their hospitality..

    figure skating is not popular here.. basketball is the number 1 sport.. our national team just qualified last year for the world championship.. boxing is second w/ pacman's success.. hopefully w/ michael's continuing success figure skating will get more coverage here..

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    Kaunas, Lithuania.

    Nope, not a very popular sport here, we're basketball nation. I do have to say through, that even with,erm, bad commentators, the coverage of the olympics and figure skating especially was great. From first to last skater in all disciplines, never missing a single one Skating was very popular when Drobiazko/Vanagas skated though...

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    Western Siberia. -40 °C (-40 °F) is a usual temperature for our winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisy View Post
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    Welcome to posting at Golden Skate, sisy! Post long, post often!

    I am from Connecticut, USA. When I was a child, the town had an outdoor rink and lots of dinky little ponds that everyone skated on. Today, the city has decided that the insurance is too great for the rink, and winters are not as cold anyway. There are two local indoor rinks, one connected with a local college, and Foxwoods has an outdoor rink of sorts.

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    USA, Washington DC metropolitan area

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    Romania :P

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    North-East of Italy here the only really famous ice figure skater is "Carolina Kostner" (no-one actually knows who "Mao Asada" or "Yu-Na Kim" are for example ), while roller skating is quite popular

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