I noticed that Uncle Dick kept harping on skaters putting too many moves close to the boards. He blamed both Savoie and Weir's falls on this. He basically noted that skaters get "too used" to skating on international assignments where the ice is "larger". When this is coupled with the fact that last year's Grand Prix final was marred with comments that were similar about the rink in Kitchner one begins to wonder if skaters should be adaptable to the rink or should the rinks that hold competitions be one size.
In other sports the playing area is always a specified area. In fact, there are many sports where if this isn't the case, you can't hold the event. What do you think about the idea of standarizing the size of the rinks to an "Olympic Standard", or is do you think it's neccessary?