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2010-11 ISU Figure Skating Season


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Well, the 2010 figure skating ended nearly four weeks ago with the Turin Worlds. The road to Tokyo (event provisionally assigned to Nagano until the Japan Skating Federation requested a venue switch to Tokyo) will begin in Nagoya.

Here's the grand prix series events and the important tournaments;

22 - 24 Oct Grand Prix of Figure Skating - NHK Trophy, Nagoya, Japan

29 - 31 Oct Grand Prix of Figure Skating- Skate Canada, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

05 - 07 Nov Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Cup of China, Beijing, China

12 - 14 Nov Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Skate America, Portland, Oregon, USA

19 - 21 Nov Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Cup of Russia, Moscow, Russia

26 - 28 Nov Grand Prix of Figure Skating - Trophée Eric Bompard Cachemire, Paris, France

09 - 12 Dec Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final (Combined Juniors and Seniors), Beijing, China

Important Tournaments

23 - 30 Jan ISU European Figure Skating Championships, Bern, Switzerland

15 - 20 Feb ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, Taipei, Chinese Taipei

28 Feb - 06 Mar ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships, Gangneung City, South Korea

21 - 27 Mar ISU World Figure Skating Championships, Tokyo, Japan

The 2010 US Figure Skating Championships will be held in Greensboro, North Carolina. Skate Canada should be making an announcement soon on the venue of the 2010 BMO Canadian Championships.

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the post above should say 2011 US and Canadian Championships not 2010. anyway, the 2011 BMO Canadian Championships will be held in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Just fresh off the press.

Canada and the city of London, Ont has just been designated as host of Worlds 2013. This is the first Worlds on Canadian soil since 2006 and the first North American Worlds to preceed a European Olympics since 1975 (Colorado Springs-Innsbruck 76)

Here's the link from the Canadian Press

Canada receives 2013 figure skating worlds; Croatia the Europeans

Canadian Worlds

1932 - Montreal

1960 - Vancouver

1972 - Calgary

1978 - Ottawa

1984 - Ottawa

1990 - Halifax

1996 - Edmonton

2001 - Vancouver

2006 - Calgary

2013 - London, Ont

Long wait for Eastern Canada before finally getting another Worlds.

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Yep. Cannot offend China, by not having Beijing host a figure skating championship nowadays. Well, the same thing could be said of Paris, too.

Anyway, another figure skating season is about to start.

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Yep. Cannot offend China, by not having Beijing host a figure skating championship nowadays. Well, the same thing could be said of Paris, too.

Anyway, another figure skating season is about to start.

That's not quite fair nor is your insinuation the real situation. In the list of Skating Federations with "pull" in the ISU the Chinese aren't in the top 3 and probably not even in the top 5 yet. The Grand Prix Final rotates around the northern hemisphere, just happens to be Beijing this year. But there is another reality, which is, there has been a huge swing in the sponsorship money for figure skating in the last several years. Whereas a lot of the western corporate sponsors are now missing in action on figure skating, Asian corporate sponsors have stepped up. This year is especially bizarre--with the exception of Europeans, all the major 2010-2011 ISU championships this season are in Asia: GPF (Beijing), Four Continents (Taipei), World Jrs (Gangneung), and Worlds (Tokyo). The Asian public is increasingly enthusiastic about watching skating so it's a growth market. Whereas live attendance and TV viewership has fallen off tremendously and especially in North America. This started way before the current economic crisis so I think it's simplistic to blame it on that. The ISU brass in Lausanne may be a cantankerous bunch but they aren't completely stupid as to new po$$$ibilities.

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/\ Blame it on Johnette Weir. I don't why he thinks people like to see these flaming Liberaces on ice?? :blink: It's hard enough watching guys perform as 'guys' on ice with some bizarre outfits..what more having a supposedly biological male perform a dying swan? :blink: I thought that was Oksana Baiul!!

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NHK Trophy Results

Men's

1 Daisuke TAKAHASHI JPN

2 Jeremy ABBOTT USA

3 Florent AMODIO FRA

Ladies'

1 Carolina KOSTNER ITA

2 Rachael FLATT USA

3 Kanako MURAKAMI JPN

>>> favorite Mao Asada finished in 8th spot

Pairs

1 Qing PANG / Jian TONG CHN

2 Vera BAZAROVA / Yuri LARIONOV RUS

3 Narumi TAKAHASHI / Mervin TRAN JPN

Ice Dance

1 Meryl DAVIS / Charlie WHITE USA

2 Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE CAN

3 Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI USA

Next event: Off to Kingston, Ontario for Skate Canada International.

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Skate Canada International Results

Men's

1 Patrick CHAN CAN

2 Nobunari ODA JPN

3 Adam RIPPON USA

Ladies

1 Alissa CZISNY USA

2 Ksenia MAKAROVA RUS

3 Amelie LACOSTE CAN

Pairs

1 Lubov ILIUSHECHKINA / Nodari MAISURADZE RUS

2 Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Dylan MOSCOVITCH CAN

3 Paige LAWRENCE / Rudi SWIEGERS CAN

Ice Dance

1 Vanessa CRONE / Paul POIRIER CAN

2 Sinead KERR / John KERR GBR

3 Madison CHOCK / Greg ZUERLEIN USA

Next: Cup of China from Beijing

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Cup of China Results

Men's

1 Takahiko KOZUKA JPN

2 Brandon MROZ USA

3 Tomas VERNER CZE

Ladies

1 Miki ANDO JPN

2 Akiko SUZUKI JPN

3 Alena LEONOVA RUS

>> Ameircan Mirai Nagasu led after the short program but finishes in 4th after a fifth place showing in the free skate

Pairs

1 Qing PANG / Jian TONG CHN

2 Wenjing SUI / Cong HAN CHN

3 Caitlin YANKOWSKAS / John COUGHLIN USA

Ice Dance

1 Nathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZAT FRA

2 Ekaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEV RUS

3 Federica FAIELLA / Massimo SCALI ITA

Next stop: Portland, Oregon for Skate America at the Rose Garden Arena.

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Skate America results

Men's

1 Daisuke TAKAHASHI JPN

2 Nobunari ODA JPN

3 Armin MAHBANOOZADEH USA

Ladies

1 Kanako MURAKAMI JPN

2 Rachael FLATT USA

3 Carolina KOSTNER ITA

Pairs

1 Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY GER

2 Kirsten MOORE-TOWERS / Dylan MOSCOVITCH CAN

3 Wenjing SUI / Cong HAN CHN

Ice Dance

1 Meryl DAVIS / Charlie WHITE USA

2 Vanessa CRONE / Paul POIRIER CAN

3 Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI USA

>>> Next: Moscow, for the 2010 Rostelecom Cup.

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Cup of Russia (Rostelecom Cup) Results

Men's

1 Tomas VERNER CZE

2 Patrick CHAN CAN

3 Jeremy ABBOTT USA

Ladies'

1 Miki ANDO JPN

2 Akiko SUZUKI JPN

3 Ashley WAGNER USA

Pairs

1 Yuko KAVAGUTI / Alexander SMIRNOV RUS

2 Narumi TAKAHASHI / Mervin TRAN JPN

3 Amanda EVORA / Mark LADWIG USA

Ice Dance

1 Ekaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEV RUS

2 Nora HOFFMANN / Maxim ZAVOZIN HUN

3 Elena ILINYKH / Nikita KATSALAPOV RUS

Final event in Paris for Trophee Eric Bompard.

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Trophee Eric Bompard Results

Men's

1 Takahiko KOZUKA JPN

2 Florent AMODIO FRA

3 Brandon MROZ USA

Ladies

1 Kiira KORPI FIN

2 Mirai NAGASU USA

3 Alissa CZISNY USA

Pairs

1 Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY GER

2 Vera BAZAROVA / Yuri LARIONOV RUS

3 Maylin HAUSCH / Daniel WENDE GER

Ice Dance

1 Nathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZAT FRA

2 Ekaterina RIAZANOVA / Ilia TKACHENKO RUS

3 Madison CHOCK / Greg ZUERLEIN USA

Next: Grand Prix Final from Beijing

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Grand Prix Final Results

Men's

1 Patrick CHAN CAN

2 Nobunari ODA JPN

3 Takahiko KOZUKA JPN

Ladies

1 Alissa CZISNY USA

2 Carolina KOSTNER ITA

3 Kanako MURAKAMI JPN

Pairs

1 Aliona SAVCHENKO / Robin SZOLKOWY GER

2 Qing PANG / Jian TONG CHN

3 Wenjing SUI / Cong HAN CHN

Ice Dance

1 Meryl DAVIS / Charlie WHITE USA

2 Nathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZAT FRA

3 Vanessa CRONE / Paul POIRIER CAN

Euros from Bern 23-30 January

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Grand Prix Final Results

Ladies

1 Alissa CZISNY USA

2 Carolina KOSTNER ITA

3 Kanako MURAKAMI JPN

Ice Dance

1 Meryl DAVIS / Charlie WHITE USA

2 Nathalie PECHALAT / Fabian BOURZAT FRA

3 Vanessa CRONE / Paul POIRIER CAN

Euros from Bern 23-30 January

Wow! 2 golds for the US! Great! And I am so happy for Alissa Czisny! I am in love with her!! I find her not only to have an absolutely bewitching face (it's like the most innocent doe you will ever see) but an exquisitely elegant skater. I hope she has not peaked too soon and she can keep up her quest for ANOTHER 3 years--except those pesky Japanese ladies are TOOO persistent!! :angry:

In the Juniors, in Paris, there is only ONE US couple..and in Junior Ice Dance, there are SIX, count'em 6, Russian couples out of the final 8!! There is too much fu*cking emphasis on stupid American football and basketball in the U.S. Imagine if all those huge black men were ALL ICE DANCERS!! It would be a beautiful world!!

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I know that. But that's not White and Davis' fault.

what i meant is, they haven't been challenged by anyone. even phil hersh of the chicago trbune has pointed that out.

Dreary skating making me weary

What looked like another marvelous battle between two of the most esthetically pleasing and technically skilled ice dance teams in years, Tessa Virtue - Scott Moir of Canada and Meryl Davis - Charlie White of the U.S., won't happen until next season because the Olympic champion Canadians have been sidelined by Virtue's second surgery to relieve intense pain caused by compartment syndrome. So when Davis and White become the first U.S. couple to win an ice dance world title next March, they will get an asterisk.
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