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For those who have the money and the time I would nonetheless advise against any attempts to obtain tickets for next season.  The reason - There is still a good chance that next season may be cancelled.  The reason - The virus is still very present come midsummer.  Another reason - Even despite the season going forward a lot of high-profile skaters are sitting it out.  One skater I know who might sit it out is our own Yuzuru Hanyu who, because of his asthma, sees himself as vulnerable to the virus.  With his mischances over recent seasons because of injury, and one because of the flu, he sees no great advantage in soldiering forward.  The show will go on but he will not be in it.  He might even use the occasion to announce his retirement.  He certainly doesn't need the money (he has plenty of that), nor the prestige (his legacy, which includes back-to-back Olympic golds, 4 consecutive GPF golds and two world championships, is already monumental) nor the experience (ten years of active senior competition is more than enough).  In any case I really think there's a legitimate chance that next season will be cancelled.  I even think there's a chance, because of the logistics involved, that this year's Olympics, right now postponed, might also be canceled.  That was the case during both of the World Wars.

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23 minutes ago, micaelis said:

For those who have the money and the time I would nonetheless advise against any attempts to obtain tickets for next season.  The reason - There is still a good chance that next season may be cancelled.  The reason - The virus is still very present come midsummer.  Another reason - Even despite the season going forward a lot of high-profile skaters are sitting it out.  One skater I know who might sit it out is our own Yuzuru Hanyu who, because of his asthma, sees himself as vulnerable to the virus.  With his mischances over recent seasons because of injury, and one because of the flu, he sees no great advantage in soldiering forward.  The show will go on but he will not be in it.  He might even use the occasion to announce his retirement.  He certainly doesn't need the money (he has plenty of that), nor the prestige (his legacy, which includes back-to-back Olympic golds, 4 consecutive GPF golds and two world championships, is already monumental) nor the experience (ten years of active senior competition is more than enough).  In any case I really think there's a legitimate chance that next season will be cancelled.  I even think there's a chance, because of the logistics involved, that this year's Olympics, right now postponed, might also be canceled.  That was the case during both of the World Wars.

Well, I have to disagree. Yes, the virus might be a continuous threat for a good deal of months, but once the peril gone, I don`t see any reasons to conclude that the whole season would be at risk. The unpredictibility of the situation is the only predictible thing. And to assert that many top skaters will sit out, including Yuzuru... The moment that the show is on the road again, these fighters will be in the first line, believe me! Or, it`s just me, and my optimistic pov. But definitely sitting out on a pre-olympic year....... Come on!

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12 hours ago, cereus said:

Somehow these statements from the official website for Stockholm 2021 are particularly troubling after our collective experience with Montreal 2020:

"All-Event tickets will be available in the end of May. Day tickets will be released in September."

"The All-Event Passport is one ticket that enables access to all competitions and the Exhibition Gala at Ericsson Globe."

"Tickets are not refundable. There will be no exceptions to this policy. The event schedule and the competing athletes are always subject to change."

[emphases added]

 

(not sure if this belongs here or in the Montreal 2020 thread)

I learned my lesson and will not buy an All-Event pass again. That's if travel to Stockholm is even possible by then. Who knows. I suspect ticket sales are going to be very, very slow for 2021 Worlds until this coronavirus thing is over. 

 

Also, looks like the Stockholm venue has a similar ticket sales mechanism in place as Evenko did. Even more reason to stay away from the early ticket-buying frenzy. I will definitely only do single-day tickets and pick and choose my events. 

 

Also, no ticket prices listed yet. Are we just guessing it'll be the same $$$$ as Montreal? 

 

 

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I'm thinking about going too,Montreal was out of my league(too expensive to fly over Canada)but Sweden could be doable....sure the virus situation is bad but I need to be positive.

Hopefully the situation will be better and we'll get a new season!

 

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Just now, mercedes said:

I'm thinking about going too,Montreal was out of my league(too expensive to fly over Canada)but Sweden could be doable....sure the virus situation is bad but I need to be positive.

Hopefully the situation will be better and we'll get a new season!

 

Same for me.

I am hesitating between buying all-event tickets even before knowing if I can go, as they seem to be with a "gala exhibition" as it used to be (and I don't mind if they just add half an hour Award circus); meaning to protest loudly if they replace it by some ersatz and to refuse to attend it.

Yuzuru Hanyu has wonderful masterpieces of exhibition programs, other skaters are way more entertaining in their exhibition programs too, it also show more of them, that's what people want to see, and ISU must understand they won't buy some indifferent stuff, even less attract anybody not already interested in figure skating.

And buying individual tickets.

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I thought I might make my first trip to a competition in Stockholm but not at those prices on those terms - do they think we can’t read or comprehend the terms after the last year?   As soon as I claw back a bit of cash from the ever open beaks of my children the ISU shifts the goalposts again and I have a rooted objection to daylight robbery.  Maybe he will go to Grenoble though I’d prefer it if he didn’t risk the ice tbh.

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Just now, Sombreuil said:

I thought I might make my first trip to a competition in Stockholm but not at those prices on those terms - do they think we can’t read or comprehend the terms after the last year?   As soon as I claw back a bit of cash from the ever open beaks of my children the ISU shifts the goalposts again and I have a rooted objection to daylight robbery.  Maybe he will go to Grenoble though I’d prefer it if he didn’t risk the ice tbh.

I saw prices nowhere?

As to terms, maybe you meant :

"Tickets are not refundable. There will be no exceptions to this policy. The event schedule and the competing athletes are always subject to change."

Well, modifications of the event schedule and competing athletes are not what all-event-ticket buyers fear (unless they come only for Yuzuru Hanyu and he doesn't compete, but no one would think of asking for a refund).

Selling a gala exhibition and delivering something where very few competitors would skate and on a much smaller rink, and with some seats not even seeing skate that little, is not a "change" in "the event schedule", it is a mis-selling, an fraud.

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3 hours ago, Fay said:

The article sounds very reminiscent of Olympics-chan who runs the Olympic social media. You think maybe they hired her? 

4 hours ago, Sombreuil said:

I thought I might make my first trip to a competition in Stockholm but not at those prices on those terms - do they think we can’t read or comprehend the terms after the last year?   As soon as I claw back a bit of cash from the ever open beaks of my children the ISU shifts the goalposts again and I have a rooted objection to daylight robbery.  Maybe he will go to Grenoble though I’d prefer it if he didn’t risk the ice tbh.

Where were prices quoted? I searched the whole site and didn't see anything? 

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23 minutes ago, rockstaryuzu said:

The article sounds very reminiscent of Olympics-chan who runs the Olympic social media. You think maybe they hired her? 

 

You know, Olympic Channel also posted many annoying articles.

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I know this is OT but please everybody watch this video.
 

 

This is advice we should be getting from out governments but thank goodness for this man. 

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