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  1. He's much more flexible than that.
  2. "seld-dental care?!" I hope you're not a dentist.
  3. Many thanks for your nuanced translation and notes!
  4. I've only started following Yuzu since PC and going to competitions since 2018 ACI. I concur wholeheartedly (except for the teeth part).
  5. Thanks to all who have helped compile evidence of Skate Canada's deceptive practice. Has anyone successfully disputed the ticket charge with any credit card company? Regardless, if there is to be a class action law suit, I'm in.
  6. Can you add my name to your letter? If so, I'll PM you my full name and address.
  7. I think Yuzu will be more impactful after he retires than he is now. When ISU eventually takes in the notion that Yuzu ice shows are popular beyond measure, I hope they will realize they've gone too far in over emphasizing technical elements and return to what most fans would like to see. I personally would like to see him focus on ice shows before involving himself directly with skating schools, because by coaching he'd have to stick to ISU rule book and judging idiosyncrocies/biases.
  8. All good points. I'll just add that last year a nice satellite lent me a fleece blanket to wrap my legs. It's big enough so I could sit on it, too. Since the chair was hard plastic, the blanket really helped.
  9. If anyone is looking for an all-event ticket for Worlds next March, I have one extra.
  10. One of the ACI days last year I didn't have enough time after getting food from the grocery store nearby, so I just ate it inside the venue. I tried to eat it discreetly. No one seemed bothered. No one checked my bag. I think I carried the food using a bag from the grocery store (which serves decent cooked food by the way). The people at the gate didn't seem bothered, either.
  11. I was standing on the back most of the time. Security passed behind me all the time. They asked someone near me to put away her camera. I didn't see the camera, but the face of the security guy was pretty stern.
  12. It’d a gamble per the official camera policy (pasted below). Yup, those plexiglass panels obstruct views. That’s why I stood on the back much of the time. Camera Policy At Skate Canada events, spectators are permitted to use small point and shoot cameras for personal use only. The following guidelines will be enforced: No flash photography No camera bags in venue No use of professional cameras and/or detachable lenses Camera cannot interfere with other fans’ enjoyment Any resale of photography or posting photos on professional websites is strictly prohibited Absolutely no video recording is allowed. Only accredited coaches and team managers may be permitted to videotape their own skater/team from rinkside during that skater’s/team’s practice or performance. If athletes wish to obtain a video of their programs, they may purchase a copy from the licensed video distributor on site if applicable. Spectators not abiding by these restrictions risk having their camera confiscated by venue security staff. Additionally, Skate Canada staff reserves the right to restrict use of other types of cameras should they feel the quality and/or type of camera fail to protect the athletes’ and/or event’s interest
  13. I saw security guys issued serious warnings multiple times. There are plenty of cameras (such as Panasonic FZ 1000) with mega-zoom lenses. A lady standing next to me was using the said model the whole time last year. Security walked right behind us many times. No problem at all because the lens is not detachable or blocking neighboring people’s views.
  14. That’s their official policy. The enforcement was somewhat selective based on what I saw last year. If you want to be safe, bring a camera with a non-detachable lens.
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