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Just realized the BNP Paribas Open was scheduled to take place on Tuesday 10 Mar and they just made the announcement.

 

if ISU makes the announcement to cancel next Sun, RIP to Asian travellers like myself...:dpooh:

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Out of curiosity, would it be feasible for Worlds to take place behind closed doors without any spectators? They should refund all ticket purchasers of course, but I’m just wondering if there will still be a risk of transmission even among the athletes themselves (who may be asymptomatic but are unwittingly carrying the virus). 

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10 minutes ago, Sukigirl said:

Just realized the BNP Paribas Open was scheduled to take place on Tuesday 10 Mar and they just made the announcement.

 

if ISU makes the announcement to cancel next Sun, RIP to Asian travellers like myself...:dpooh:


I get on a plane tomorrow morning... :tumblr_inline_n18qr5AMus1qid2nw:

Just now, jitterbug70 said:

Out of curiosity, would it be feasible for Worlds to take place behind closed doors without any spectators? They should refund all ticket purchasers of course, but I’m just wondering if there will still be a risk of transmission even among the athletes themselves (who may be asymptomatic but are unwittingly carrying the virus). 


The ISU has in place pretty good prevention measures for athletes and officials, they just don’t care if the audience gets infected as long as they have our money. 

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39 minutes ago, Sukigirl said:

Just realized the BNP Paribas Open was scheduled to take place on Tuesday 10 Mar and they just made the announcement.

 

I think the confirmed case of COVID-19 in Riverside County was just announced today and this triggered them to cancel the BNP Paribas Open. They have been monitoring a group of people in Riverside County, so there may be more than one case soon.

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9 minutes ago, ashanizer said:

Hope everyone traveling/at the event will have this mindset :’) (the reply from The Baking B)

 


this 100% my biggest fear is transmitting it to someone else.

 

ISU and Skate Canada are refusing to protect fans but I’ve seen a lot of fans offer to bring supplies for those who can’t get them where they live. A wonderful friend of mine sent me a box of surgical masks because everything was gone here. Unfortunately there’s no hand sanitiser or even toilet paper left here so I can’t offer them. :( 

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6 часов назад, Sombreuil сказал:

Atheletes are monitored and blood tested on a regular basis.  

I agree that athletes are at less risk as they might have regular checks. The number of press is more worring, at least there must be some distance.

Now the worst thing is the uncertainty, but I don't trust ISU to have some clear statement soon.

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My fear is transmitting it as well :( .

 

I think since there are growing numbers of positive tests coming out of California you'll continue to see large events in California and other major US cities being cancelled. San Francisco just issued a ban on large events for 2 weeks. Same with Washington.

 

Now with the Princess cruise ship off the San Francisco Bay with confirmed cases I expect the number of infections in the US to jump once they start testing more passengers.

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9 hours ago, rockstaryuzu said:

No doubt. 

 

All I wanted was a happy week in Montreal watching Yuzu again...this is turning into such a nightmare. 

True. 80% of my thoughts are about that on a day. What if. We’ve booked everything, husband is home already, just to be sure and planned it for so long. :sad-smiley-046:Btw, Matteo and Nicole, the Italian pair, left yesterday to Montreal. And I’m sure all the juniors who are attending seniors as well, will go to Montreal in stead of home first. 

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7 hours ago, SparkleSalad said:

Bet you a million they don’t cancel the red carpet and don’t bar fans from attending.

But this would show that they are WorriedTM.🤧

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Noises being made on the BBC today about getting people to voluntarily avoid socialising, stagger their commutes, possibly work from home etc, and meetings with sporting bodies to discuss playing fixtures behind closed doors.  Can’t help feeling that a football match in the open air is healthier than squeezing into pubs and bars to watch on tv.  Trying to think of ways to dissuade my octogenarians from their usual routine trips to church/shops/lunch if this becomes an issue and they are asked to self isolate - the ones with dementia won’t understand and certainly won’t remember - how to put an effective spoke in their cast iron routines.....

 

Seeing all the tickets for sale it looks as though people are being sensible for themselves and not waiting for ISU to act to protect them.

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6 hours ago, SparkleSalad said:


I get on a plane tomorrow morning... :tumblr_inline_n18qr5AMus1qid2nw:


The ISU has in place pretty good prevention measures for athletes and officials, they just don’t care if the audience gets infected as long as they have our money. 


safe travels and take care @SparkleSalad!

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This is ridiculous. An obvious attempt to downplay the dangers posed by holding the event, and so many facts so conveniently omitted. 

 

Well, it really does seem a cancellation will be unlikely. Evenko was even quoted in this article making it clear no refunds for Bell Centre events happening anytime soon

 

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23 minutes ago, katonice said:

This is ridiculous. An obvious attempt to downplay the dangers posed by holding the event, and so many facts so conveniently omitted. 

 

Well, it really does seem a cancellation will be unlikely. Evenko was even quoted in this article making it clear no refunds for Bell Centre events happening anytime soon

 

this is 100% money > safety. I wonder how the event organizers represented the event to the government. did they leave out the high % of the audience from highly affected areas?

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31 minutes ago, katonice said:

This is ridiculous. An obvious attempt to downplay the dangers posed by holding the event, and so many facts so conveniently omitted. 

 

Well, it really does seem a cancellation will be unlikely. Evenko was even quoted in this article making it clear no refunds for Bell Centre events happening anytime soon

 

 

Thanks for sharing the article! What bugs me is how Skate Canada's statement only talks about precautionary measures taken for the athletes. I mean, screw the thousands of ticket purchasers flying in from all over the world who are pretty much bankrolling the event, right :banginghead: although Evenko mentioned ticket purchasers, their statement sounds like boilerplate corporate-speak, emphasising the no-refund policy. At least Indian Wells started offering refunds or credit to next year's tournament a few days before they called off the event completely. 

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