So I have a little tool on blog that let's me know what google searches bring people to my blog and one google searcher was looking for the location of 2009 Skate America.
I myself would actually like to know the answer to this so I decided to embark on a little research. I in fact did a google search myself to no avail. I decided to rummage through the US Figure Skating site...nothing. So then I decided to try the ISU website and I found the most unusual schedule!
So the host city for 2009 Skate America hasn't been named quite yet but the Grand Prix events have been reshuffled! Hardcore skating fans know that there is an order for the Grand Prix events that is rarely deviated from: Skate America, Skate Canada, Cup of China (formerly Nations Cup in Germany), Trophee Eric Bompard, Cup of Russia, NHK Trophy. This is the way of things, right? Wrong!
Next season the Grand Prix kicks off...in Paris! Cup of Russia is next, then Cup of China, NHK Trophy, Skate America (the 5th event!), and Skate Canada will close the show! Also, the Grand Prix season starts a week earlier, beginning October 15th.
Also, I hadn't even noticed...but beginning this season, the Junior and Senior Grand Prix Finals have been combined into one big event! How did I not catch that?