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2023 4CC moves to Colorado Springs

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U.S. Figure Skating Awarded ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2023

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (June 22,2022) - U.S. Figure Skating announced today that the organization will host the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2023, scheduled for Feb. 7-12, 2023, at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The event was originally awarded to Ice Skating Australia in October 2020 and was to be competed in Sydney, Australia.

U.S. Figure Skating most recently hosted the 2019 Four Continents in Anaheim, California. The event returns to Colorado Springs for the fourth time in 17 years. The Broadmoor World Arena previously played host to Four Continents in 2012, 2007 and 2006.

More information on the event, including tickets, will be available at a later date.
 

CoyoteChris

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4 conts 2023 Colorado Springs!!! đź’•
 

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karne

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This isn't a happy occasion, it's a devastating occasion, as a small country again loses out on a wonderful opportunity, and doesn't even get the dignity of its own federation making the announcement.
 

Amei

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Well after Sydney waived the right to host, I think it made sense for the ISU to take the opportunity and get the competition moved, Australia has had very strict covid policies, the ISU already had to cancel a big competition last season due to the host country's covid policies. They can't particularly afford to lose more money from another competition being cancelled
 

el henry

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I feel so sorry for Australia, and I agree there should have been a joint announcement. These kinds of competitions are what brings excitement and promotes the sport in small feds. If folks really care about small feds and their skaters, they would be sad about this move.

Seeing yet another competition in Colorado Springs, I'm happy for people who can go, but still sad for Australia.
 

karne

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Australia has had very strict covid policies, the ISU already had to cancel a big competition last season due to the host country's covid policies. They can't particularly afford to lose more money from another competition being cancelled
Bulldust, Australia has hosted major events like the F1 just fine this year, 4CC wouldn't have been a problem unless some really lethal new strain came out.
 

ladyjane

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My chance for attending a 4CC comp was last year, as I expect it will never be held in Europe again (and rightly so!). I feel sorry for the Australians, and regret that I did not hear their side of this story (apart from Sydney being problematic. Why?). I am happy for my US friends of course!
 
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figureskatingandrainbows

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The elevation of 6,000 feet will make this quite a challenge for the skaters! Here's hoping the February weather cooperates...Sad for Australia.
I've heard that higher elevation makes your jumps easier to rotate because there's less oxygen (and that's why all of the Colorado skaters UR) so maybe there's some advantages there too.

I'm sorry to all the Australians, I know everyone was really looking forward to being able to go to a skating event for once.
 

Amei

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Bulldust, Australia has hosted major events like the F1 just fine this year, 4CC wouldn't have been a problem unless some really lethal new strain came out.

I bet F1 and those other major sports (that did not happen without controversy) brings in more money than figure skating as well. Like I said in my original comment the I think the ISU was smart to move it somewhere its less likely to get cancelled last minute because moving international competitions last minute is quite difficult. The ISU is a business that bleeds a lot of money, they can't particularly afford more cancelled competitions.
 

kwanatic

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I've heard that higher elevation makes your jumps easier to rotate because there's less oxygen (and that's why all of the Colorado skaters UR) so maybe there's some advantages there too.
Less oxygen means it's harder to breathe. For those who don't train at that elevation it may be a challenge as they might get winded faster than normal due to the thinner air. The advantages would only be for those who are used to those conditions.
 

Arriba627

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I've heard that higher elevation makes your jumps easier to rotate because there's less oxygen (and that's why all of the Colorado skaters UR) so maybe there's some advantages there too.
The last time they held a Challenger event in Salt Lake City (elevation 4,300 feet approx.), the skaters had a tough time. They're probably not in top shape in mid-September, but many of them really struggled. I remember the pairs were getting a little scary when so many of them had to abort their lifts...That being said, Colorado Springs is a cool place to visit, and I would definitely make time to see the World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame.
 

Amei

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Can we yet?

This is my first time being able to go to something like this and i am trying to figure out the timeline. Any help would be appreciated.

Unless you are going to stay in the official hotel i would wait and check what other events will be in the city as well and see if you need to reserve a room asap or if you can wait a week or 2 out and get a great rate
 

StitchMonkey

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Unless you are going to stay in the official hotel i would wait and check what other events will be in the city as well and see if you need to reserve a room asap or if you can wait a week or 2 out and get a great rate


Do we know the official hotel? I am hoping for the Residence Inn as it is walking distance and we want a kitchen.

Also trying to figure out what days are what LOL.
 
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