((OOC: so I have my senior theatre Gala tonight, and at last year’s I was reminded multiple times that I didn’t need to wear my 3" heels because I was already tall enough. It made me feel like shit. So this year I’m wearing my 4" heels.))
The senior Grand Prix events have galas. Most Junior Grand Prix events don’t, though the one in France usually does (but there is no JGP in France this year).
Hi, I am a fan for only less than a year. I wonder if this question is already asked or not so if asked, you can ignore this. The rules say the top 1-3 and 4-6 cannot compete each other in the GP competitions. However, the result of Worlds2012 is Daisuke 2nd and Yuzuru 3rd; but they also both competed in NHK Trophy 2012. How was that possible? Or maybe the rules were different?
The “rule” about 1-3 and 4-6 not meeting on the GP is more like a guideline, it is not set in stone. What happened in 2012 was that NHK Trophy and Trophee Eric Bompard “swapped” skaters so they could have two of their own top men at their home events - Takahashi (2nd at Worlds) and Hanyu (3rd at Worlds) both ended up at NHK Trophy, while Joubert (4th at Worlds) and Amodio (5th at Worlds) were both assigned to TEB. Normally, this wouldn’t happen, but it did happen that year and could conceivably happen again. The ISU does not publish the exact procedure for GP assignments so there are many details about the process that we do not know.
Hi! Does the ‘official’ season start with this week’s Lake Placid competition? If not, when does it start? Thanks
The season officially starts on July 1st every year.