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Media Center / Re: Canadian Nationals?
« Last post by lutefisk on January 09, 2018, 11:40:00 AM »
Thanks Figure Spins.  I'll try those when I get home from work tonight and see if they work for the scheduled hockey games.  If so perhaps I'll see some Figure skating/Ice dancing action over the weekend!
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Media Center / Re: Canadian Nationals?
« Last post by FigureSpins on January 09, 2018, 09:07:41 AM »
I don't see the Canadian Nationals on the icenetwork schedule.

Looks like it's on the CSN and TSN channels on Canadian TV.  They have an online stream, but it's geo-blocked.
https://www.tsn.ca/olympic-hopefuls-ready-for-2018-canadian-tire-national-skating-championships-1.962233

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Broadcast Schedule

CTV’s and TSN’s 2017 CANADIAN TIRE NATIONAL SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS schedule is as follows*:

Friday, Jan. 12

    Women’s Short Program and Ice Dance Short Program – 3 p.m. ET on TSN4 and TSN5
    Men’s Short Program and Pairs Short Program – 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN4 and TSN5

Saturday, Jan. 13

    Women’s Free Skate and Ice Dance Free Skate – 2 p.m. ET on CTV Two**, TSN4, and TSN5
    Pairs Free Skate and Men’s Free Skate – 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN2 and CTV Two**

* Schedule subject to change

Try this link, too: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6cn1dt
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Media Center / Re: Canadian Nationals?
« Last post by lutefisk on January 09, 2018, 09:01:54 AM »
I've never seen a Canadian National on US TV before, so I'd imagine that the chances are slim unless you live at the border.

I use this ... http://heatherw.com/mk/sch.htm ... as a rough guide about what is to be televised on US TV. The next thing scheduled for broadcast is Europeans starting on Jan 17. Keep in mind that the networks often change times at the last minute.

Thanks Bill.  Your link is v. similar to this one from US figure skating: http://www.usfsa.org/events?id=84206  I was just hoping I'd over looked something.  I don't suppose Icenetwork covers the Canadian Nats.  If it did that might be a reason to finally break down and subscribe.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Skating shops in NYC?
« Last post by Christy on January 08, 2018, 10:57:16 PM »
Sorry I really should have been more specific. I'm looking for a place that has accessories, clothing, etc. as I need new soakers and possibly a nice black jacket for test days, plus other sparkly items that catch my eye and I can persuade myself could be useful  ;)

ETA: just took a look at Westside Skate pictures - looks like just what I need. Thanks so much for the info.
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Media Center / Re: Canadian Nationals?
« Last post by Bill_S on January 08, 2018, 09:48:25 PM »
I've never seen a Canadian National on US TV before, so I'd imagine that the chances are slim unless you live at the border.

I use this ... http://heatherw.com/mk/sch.htm ... as a rough guide about what is to be televised on US TV. The next thing scheduled for broadcast is Europeans starting on Jan 17. Keep in mind that the networks often change times at the last minute.
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Media Center / Canadian Nationals?
« Last post by lutefisk on January 08, 2018, 07:05:30 PM »
Does anyone know if the2018 Canadian National Skating Championships, I think started today, will be broadcast on US television?  Having serious withdrawal symptoms now that the US Nats are over.
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Rink Roundups / Re: Public Skating in NYC
« Last post by rd350 on January 08, 2018, 06:53:46 PM »
What do you mean about Chelsea Piers?  They have 2 rinks, a lot of hockey time but also a lot of freestyles.  Publics are generally crowded but if you go at 1:30 to the days that have that start time for a public the session could start out not too crowded unless there's a group which is really hit or (totally) miss as they can be large.

Not sure who said Bryant Park is huge - it is very crowded and very small and they generally don't let you do any figure skating but that could depend on the staff that day.  They're not supposed to let you go backwards (same with Wollman).  They might have meant Wollman, which is very big but oddly shaped (more like a baseball diamond).  They have morning freestyles though and some adult classes some mornings that should be good.

I thought Wollman and Rock Center were open until first week of April but I could be wrong.  I don't skate at either.  Rock Center is crowded and not too big.  Hit or miss but I think you can go really late at night and usually looks empty uber late (when the news cuts to it).

There are a bunch of other really small rinks in the city, probably not worth it.

If you want to journey out of the city, Prospect Park for outdoors is supposed to be decent and not crowded during the day during the week.  They have a couple of restyles too.  Easy subway ride outside the city to Brooklyn and in Prospect Park.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Skating shops in NYC?
« Last post by rd350 on January 08, 2018, 06:44:03 PM »
Jim at Hackensack needs an appointment and maybe a wait time so if you want to see him e-mail ahead.  Their shop has all the basics, some non-basics, a lot of Zuca bags and accessories and some training clothes and dresses but more in kid sizes.

If you're just looking for stuff, Westside Skate in Chelsea has most of the basics and clothes.  SkyRink at Chelsea Piers has some stuff too, more for kids also and more hockey than figure skating.  Really depends on what you are looking for.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by Sibelius on January 08, 2018, 03:42:01 PM »
For those interested, we ordered a pair of Debut Fusion Standards on Saturday.  None in stock to try on, hope they fit ok, she's about maxed out the Elle's. She did try on an Elle Fusion made on the same last for sizing, so that's something I guess. I learned I need to ask 2 questions now, are they tight? and are your toes curled?  They put the boots on the stretcher and maybe bought another week or two.  Tried taking the sock liners out and she said it didn't make a difference.  16 days until her Preliminary MITF test so not great timing.  Another item on these which seems odd since I read someone commenting about the shorter soles is the blade size is different.  The chart for the old Debut's has a 3 1/2 boot with an 8 1/2 blade, both the fitter and Jackson say Fusion is an 8 3/4 blade for the 3 1/2.  I've got both, but will be interested in why the difference when we get them.  Hated to order unseen or untried, but didn't have a choice.

Oh, and she started working on her Axel on Saturday. Again, not great timing for new boots.
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