I saw the fine print, and subscribed anyway. I wanted to support Icenetwork.
I am disappointed, anyway.
It took several weeks after the event to get the Eastern Great Lakes Sr. Ladies up.
I'm missing the live GP events more than I thought I would. I ended up watching various streams- Italian, Russian , and more. It's disgusting that the US can't watch the event. And I mean ALL the event.
Does the ISU hate the US or something? Don't they sell the rights to televise?
It is a very sad day for US skating fans- especially younger fans.
There's minimal skating on TV, and no more Icenetwork coverage. You can't even pay for the universal sports stream like last year, unless you are one of the few with cable USN.
Is there no skating governing body or organization that cares about skaters and skating fans?
SOI is down to 6 shows. (with over-the-hill and second tier skaters)It seems sometimes like the last generation of pro skaters took the money and ran-leaving nothing for today.
I had Universal Sports access online last year, and watched most of the Grand Prix events live, even if I had to get up in the middle of the night...it was awesome! I was very disappointed when Universal Sports took that away this year. Then I found IceNetwork and got all excited again when they advertised the Season Pass to watch Skate America live. I didn't read the fine print and signed up. I was disappointed to then find out that the other events will only be On Demand. I probably would have signed up anyway, because watching them later is better than not watching them at all. Somewhere I read that the event would be available On Demand one week after the event finished...so that would be today for Skate America...and it's not available. I called IceNetwork but they're closed on the weekend. I emailed them but haven't got a response yet (probably won't until after the weekend). :(
While I rarely defend IN... The info on "delay" was very clear to me when I signed up so the "Fine print" whining seems a little much
And of course if you are all taking your $$$ and not paying next year it will only get worse. There won't be any coverage But you will be happy then, RIGHT?LOL!
I'm a fan of skating so the Season Pass is BY FAR the best opportunity for me to keep up with the skaters throughout the season. I don't really care if some of the coverage is live or not, with the exception of the USA Nationals. I love watching the Novice/Junior events live. Its these events where our future stars will come from so I'm as interested in these events as I am the Seniors. Similarly, I enjoy following the youth at Junior Nationals for the same reasons.
As for the Grand Prix events... I personally don't miss these events not being 'live' too much. Yeah, they're thrilling to watch and all, but the skaters are competing against very partial fields. You'll have good skating/skaters at each, but its hardly like viewing a World Meet where all the worlds best skaters are competing at one venue. These Grand Prix events are mostly just showcase tune-ups for the skaters before they get to the 'real deal'.