Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 36

Thread: Figure Skaters in Commercials

  1. #1
    Trixie Schuba's biggest fan! blue dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    2,080

    Figure Skaters in Commercials

    It is no secret that figure skaters make either great spokespersons, or look good in commercials. The following were from the last year (2010-2011ish) alone:

    Many of us cheered inwardly when we saw this commercial debut during the Super Bowl:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKL254Y_jtc

    This one I saw during the Oscar broadcast tonight:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_UN98md7Wo

    Any others throughout the years?

  2. #2
    Addicted to handsome, artistic male skaters ;-)
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The home of Jeff, Kurt & Shawn!
    Posts
    1,164
    I distinctly remember seeing Kurt Browing in a Diet Coke commerical when I was a kid.

  3. #3

  4. #4
    Trixie Schuba's biggest fan! blue dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    2,080

  5. #5
    and... World Peace! Tonichelle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Kenai, AK
    Posts
    18,659
    yeah Diet Coke was a huge sponsor of Kurt

    my favorite was a Target commercial that featured Scott, Kurt and Katia. She gives them both gifts and she's telling them about how she thought of them when she saw them and she took a lot of time to have the gifts wrapped, and the boys just tear through the gift wrap and boxes... and they pull out sweaters and they both look so dejected lol

    there's another one where she's trying to talk to them and they're playing video games. These were done around the same time as the Target Snowden skating films came out (which I loved)... I can't seem to find the ads on YouTube though, but I'm pretty sure I didn't dream them up

  6. #6
    Like subtlety in ice dancing Serious Business's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    1,452
    I'd link to all the Yuna commercials, but we only have so much internet left what with all the IPv4 addresses running dry.

    Really we may need to narrow down this topic a bit.

  7. #7
    Trixie Schuba's biggest fan! blue dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    2,080
    SB, how about all commercials excluding Yu-Na? =P

    Toni, I looked for Katia's Target commercials, but could only find this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMljQnYiiSQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh0hq7Dtajw


    And I found this of Oksana with Lifeway:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zJ0GyqwSHo

  8. #8
    Yuna's Ice Rink cooper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    1,179
    Quote Originally Posted by Serious Business View Post
    I'd link to all the Yuna commercials, but we only have so much internet left what with all the IPv4 addresses running dry.

    Really we may need to narrow down this topic a bit.


    But I think this is Yuna's Best commercial. Because there's more substance into it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oojtw_vL-A0

  9. #9
    Like subtlety in ice dancing Serious Business's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    1,452
    Deal. But there'd still be all the billions of ads of current Japanese skaters starting with the very prolific Mao Asada. Figure skating is popular as all hell in Asia right now, so that's not a surprise.

    What is a surprise and what makes Alissa's Super Bowl ad memorable is that figure skating is all but dead in the public consciousness in the US. And to see a current top skater appear in a major US ad is a good kind of shock.

    Unless what you want in this thread is a comprehensive listing of all ads with figure skaters in them, which is a fine but lofty goal.

  10. #10
    Trixie Schuba's biggest fan! blue dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    2,080
    I don't know, SB. At the very least, perhaps, the first ever ad with a figure skater in it. Who would it have been?

    PS- I've been meaning to ask you--who is the scary-looking skater in your icon?

    This one is very very 1980's - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4snGTx-1po

  11. #11
    Like subtlety in ice dancing Serious Business's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    1,452
    That would be Madison Chock, she of the thousand o-faces during her and partner's very memorable Cabaret routine.

    As for the first ad with a figure skater in it, a movie poster with Sonja Henie on it? Although I'm sure she was in advertisements of one kind or another before that, and other skaters before her.

    And I'm sure there are old school painted advertisements in magazines and newspapers that depicted figure skating without using an actual well known figure skater.

    If anyone can find anything like that it would be delightful to see!

  12. #12
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    111
    Looking good in commercials? Here's Kiira.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DlzlyPRjPM

  13. #13
    :) aftertherain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    2,340
    I'm a bit surprised that there aren't a bunch of people posting Yuna vids all over the place.

    Well, her Official YouTube page links them all anyway:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/yunakim

    Here are some MK ones:
    1. Kraft Commercial - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1Q9ui2sg-8
    2. Campbell's Soup Commercial with N. Bobek and Lipinski - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCLrODjte3k
    3. EastWest Bank (Radio, though) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u26Cg9RRKr4
    4. EastWest Bank (TV version) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxnow...eature=related
    5. Mercedes Benz SLS (Kinda like Alissa's for Chrysler!) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6t_LXpcLIY - at 0:12ish.
    6. Coca-Cola Olympic & Special Olympics Commercial - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ModNZISuLro (1t 0:09ish)
    6. Advertising, not quite a commercial - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmWBHsQAdAw

    Extra: She wasn't in this, but it was a bit silly nonetheless.
    "What rhymes with Kwan?"

    Half of these are courtesy of a search button on the Google (which then directed my to MKF, no surprise there. Ahaha.)
    Last edited by aftertherain; 02-28-2011 at 04:21 AM.

  14. #14
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    553
    Loved Yu-na's NIKE commercial! (And the fridge one is just baaad!)

    Here's Shizuka Arakawa on a shampoo commercial- absolutely beautiful.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8G8hUw62H4

    Midori Ito on a beer commercial part of a national Olympic campaign. What an adoreable smile.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8yXcBhG7hQ#t=4m00s

    A prominant Japanese actress mocking Shizuka's 'Ina Bauer' for Fuji Film.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5_a5A6K_fk
    Last edited by hikki; 02-28-2011 at 05:33 AM.

  15. #15

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •