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    Quote Originally Posted by Arriba627 View Post
    Booked my hotel yesterday. Getting ready to do the air and tickets. Kinda wondering if Yuzu fans have tickets they want to sell.
    i have seen some already posted in this forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4everchan View Post
    i have seen some already posted in this forum
    At first, I couldn't figure out why there were four "Selling Skate Canada tix" posts in a row a few days ago. And then it hit me

    I would love to see SC, Yuzu or no Yuzu. But if I can't make it to Chicago for Jason, I surely won't be trekking out from the Eastern US to Regina

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    Quote Originally Posted by samkrut@mail.ru View Post
    Looked another time at ladies' assignments. It's all very rational. With one exception: back to back events for Marin Honda in Canada and China. Looks strange. If Japan's Fed bet on her as a new prima as some people here said I would think of some other GP event choice.
    Seems like Satoko had the first pick. They could have sent Satoko to SC instead with Marin going to SA as the lineup at these events is almost the same, but,if I remember correctly,Canada was not too kind to Satoko in the past. Marin's draw is ok,it's back to back but she has chances to medal there,even win if big guns bomb, which is highly implausible at the same event with Medvedeva

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    Does anyone know the rationale for USFS scheduling SA on a U.S. holiday week-end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylark View Post
    Does anyone know the rationale for USFS scheduling SA on a U.S. holiday week-end?
    The only explanation I have heard, thus far, for the switch in the GP schedule is that Russia wanted more time after their GP in order to prepare for hosting Europeans later in the season. There are plenty of pluses in moving SA to a later date. People may be available to come without being tied to a regular work-week schedule. Performances may be of higher quality as the athletes will be more trained and further into their season. (Which could correlate into higher home-field scores for the athletes. Late-season scores often outpace early season ones, and athletes from early events often lose-out when it comes to GP qualifying ties). But, of course, there is the flip side, which is that airline tickets will be more expensive, people have family commitments, winter may arrive by then, and holiday travel can be difficult.

    But it is only a one-year switch, regardless.

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    ^^^^ I appreciate your thorough answer. I like the rationale about late-season scores often outpacing early season ones. If it ends up being good for the skaters, I'm happy. But I think a lot of people, like myself, who would like to attend SA will be disappointed and will choose family plans over SA. But that's chiefly economic for the organization, and it's possible that others who wouldn't normally be able to, will attend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylark View Post
    ^^^^ I appreciate your thorough answer. I like the rationale about late-season scores often outpacing early season ones. If it ends up being good for the skaters, I'm happy. But I think a lot of people, like myself, who would like to attend SA will be disappointed and will choose family plans over SA. But that's chiefly economic for the organization, and it's possible that others who wouldn't normally be able to, will attend.
    I've also heard that NBC wanted it last so they could have a nice build-up to the Olympics with SA, then GPF a couple weeks later, then nationals, then the games. Don't know if that's true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice Dance View Post
    The only explanation I have heard, thus far, for the switch in the GP schedule is that Russia wanted more time after their GP in order to prepare for hosting Europeans later in the season.
    Quote Originally Posted by SnowWhite View Post
    I've also heard that NBC wanted it last so they could have a nice build-up to the Olympics with SA, then GPF a couple weeks later, then nationals, then the games. Don't know if that's true.
    Thank you for sharing this info with us! I'd been wondering and wondering, so even rumours and speculations are welcome

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    Those lucky enough to go will be rewarded, as Lake Placid is a beautiful area, and the rinks are great!

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