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Yuri!!! on Ice GPF timeline thoughts/questions/feelings
Working on some fic set closely in the GPF and the timeline seems a little unclear. As I understand it, unlike the events leading up to it, the final usually has a full day off for the men between the short and free programs. For example, the schedule from 2016 [PDF]. But is that necessarily always the case?

From the anime, this is how I understand the timeline:

day 1: skaters arrive, check in to hotel; Chris and Victor hang out at the pool while Yuuri sleeps
day 2: public practice, then sight-seeing, ring exchange, group dinner
day 3: short program, Yuuri gives Victor the "let's end this speech", Victor cries tears of liquid diamond

Then we can't tell if there's a full day off from competition or not. There's just a line about how Yuuri hasn't shown up to any public practices.

day 4 or 5: free skate, the hug that never ends
day 5 or 6: exhibition, banquet

Have I missed anything? Is this your understanding too? Would you find it jarring for fic to assume the short and free programs happen on consecutive days instead?

Crossposted: http://prillalar.dreamwidth.org/522630.html

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digging through the wikipedia for the ISU Grand Prix, it does look like there's usually a day in between the men's short and the men's free while they get in all the jr division stuff and all the events for pairs and ladies and dance.

It makes since, since you have SO MANY skaters who need to warm up, practice, whatever, in all four competitions both junior and senior. There's not even close to enough time there.

It makes a lot of sense, it's just messing up my pacing. Bah! I'm going to just cut that day it right out of there and leave an author's note.

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