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    Absolutely agree with AC doing shows. Not sure it is good for her to do any GP event given surgery, time off and her comp. nerves. I am always pleased to see her in shows where she can relax and just show off her best moves. She brings something to shows that only a few retired ladies do, like Joannnie and Shizuka, IMO. (and for eligibles, the beauty that lovely Mao brings to her gala skates. Forgot Carolina. These ladies are so special when just skating and not worrying about the jumps these days. Beauty for its own sake gets overlooked in CoP numbers. Thank goodness for exhibitions to show us their love of iceskating.

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    Agreed, Skateluvr!

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    I completely agree with skateluvr and Olympia about Alissa doing shows as well. It'd be a great step for her to skate in front of a live crowd without the pressure of competition, and it would be easier on the body as well. However, perhaps I've missed something, but I didn't see any mention of Alissa doing any shows in the last few pages. I haven't had time to go through the entire thread, but what is she scheduled to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iluvtodd View Post
    Going to Mike's show this weekend, and will spend a few days in DC with our N. VA cousins. Sorry to hear that Sinead won't be able to come, but looking forward to John & the rest of the cast.
    I also attended this show. Some pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8440248...th/7987252084/

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    Evening with Champions

    http://www.jimmyfund.org/eve/event/e...s/default.html

    This year it is at 7:00 PM, Saturday September 29, & 2:00 PM Sunday September 30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R.D. View Post
    I also attended this show. Some pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8440248...th/7987252084/
    Fabulous pics! Thanks!

    If we lived closer to Boston, we'd go to EWC in a heartbeat!

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    My review of the Sunday show of 2012 Evening With Champions.

    I hope you like it:

    Before Intermission:
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post662721
    After Intermission:

    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post662766

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    Thanks for your continued review, Doris! reading about Harrison Choate, Ross, Kimmie, Kim & Brent, in particular. Eyria, thanks for your review too - glad you enjoyed the evening!

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    Doris, your review gives more details than they've shown on TV of this event for years. You're a great reporter. Thanks again!

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    For those in the Cleveland area:
    The "Scott Hamilton and Friends" show (for his charity), featuring many champions past and present, is on Sat Nov 3.
    http://www.scottcares.org/Events/201...owandGala.aspx

    And if the information at the link is up-to-date, among the individuals performing are:
    - "Alissa Czisny"
    - "Rockne Brubaker" [sans partner]

    Lysacek is among the Gold Medal Honorees who will be attending.
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    The Russian TV "Channel One" will broadcast Plushenko's 30-anniversary show at 22:00-23:30 Moscow time. Timezones here if you get lost http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

    Promotional video:
    on the official site www.1tv.ru/anons/id=187454
    same on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWxJVi5dG3g

    STREAMS:
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    http://moetv.ucoz.ru/index/pervyj_kanal/0-42
    http://www.ontvtime.com/general/ort-3.html

    Official site stream (can be geoblocked !):
    http://stream.1tv.ru/live


    Enjoy!

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    Thank you, let's talk, and very helpful about the time zones!

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    I was very surprised to learn that a movie had been made of Opera on Ice. I don't know if it was mentioned before. Maybe this information is a bit late, but the movie has only arrived to us now or lately (I'm from Hungary). I'm even more surprised that our local cinema is going to show it. It's such a great opportunity for me as I don't really get to go to any figure skating shows or competitions.

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    Bea, Welcome to Golden Skate!

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    www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/soi2013/tokyo.html

    Tokyo venue, 13th Jan.

    I am not a super great fan of SOI but if the certain names are on the list I cannot not go. SOI in Tokyo was held on Ariake Coliseum which is not even near Tokyo center. The place is designed for tennis events, i.e. mainly used as outdoor facility unless the roof is closed as it happened today. The place gave cheap feeling of the venue with plastic chairs, very average bathrooms and no decent coffee. Last year SOI was in Yoyogi, the same place where WTT is held. This year it's different. Have no idea why.

    Dorothy Hamill was the first one with solo number. It was my first time to see her live, naturally, since she retired from competitions before I was born. She should give a lesson to the current Olympic champion, and not her only, on how to move arms gracefully and in general represent the true Ladyship, the thing that is missing now in women's skating. To share the designer of her outfit would be a good idea too. Maybe then we will see more real gowns, not some ugly dresses in poor taste. She didn't jumps, did the spiral, layback spin and upright spin. That was enough to deliver the real beauty of this sport.
    Ryan skated something stupid. A teacher in glasses who can barely jump 3T with poor landing. A lot of posturing and silly antics.
    Akiko skated "Umbrellas of Cherbourg" and was her usual self. She doubled the opening flip, then did 2A, 3S and spins.
    Jeffrey skated the same ice princess stuff as in MWO exactly in the same outfit. He doubled the opening lutz, did 3T and 2A, spins were very good though.
    Kerrs skated their Scottish dance that would made a funny polka as SD for this season. He was in a kilt that he lifted up when bowing like Nathalie in cancan.
    Shawn in Ave Maria demonstrated his stretches and wonderful spins, didn't jump much besides 2A.
    Kanaka did her EX, 3F with step-out, then did 3S-2Lo-2Lo, 3T. Can someone send this girl to a Russian camp offseason? Like to Bestemyanova&Bobrin, for example. She is getting more feminine than before but just really slightly. I think that she has much bigger potential than her current team can offer.
    Phillippe skated Scorpions and did what the audience expects from him- a bunch of his tricks, full of optimism and mere enjoyment of life. He did 2Lu and 3T but it's impossible not to like him no matter what mistakes he makes.
    Kim&Brent skated something yawn-ish.
    Ilya skated Calvin's "Let's go", did his terribly good 3Lutz with monster edge, a couple of 3T, steps with enegry and joy. They do love him here! There were a lot of Russian flags when Ilya skated and later Yag. Yeah, they have a special feeling to those blondie boys.
    As usual in SOI there were some group numbers, pretty much all the same. Except the collaboration of 3 J-skaters (Dai, Mao, Kanako) and 3 Canadian skaters (Kurt, Jeffrey, Joannie). Well, actually Dai was the only one who performed elements: a split jump very high with good back, then 3F and his feature combo spin, while he was doing it Mao was doing her spiral around him. When various skaters are on the ice at the same time, it's the perfect chance to see who is who: who is smoother, softer and sincere. Dai and Mao hit the top.

    After Zamboni time Shizuka skated shizuka, i.e. the same set of 2A, 3S, ina bauer, spin, end. The dress and music can be new, the prog is the same.
    Johnny was in a hooker outfit, did 2A, 3T quite shaky, was struggling with jumps. Probably he tought that the audience wasn't loud enough, so he "took" the wrong side to exit to get extra attention. It might be not easy to be Johnny sometimes I quess.
    Irina skated Malade in her gorgeous green dress, was so passionate and true, she did 3Lo clean from her traditional twizzle-entrance, the only one who tried to do smth other than toe/sal among retired ladies, as well as 2A, her bielmann spin and spiral. Loud cheering for this charmingly strong the mother of two.
    Joannie tried to be entertaining in her charlestone with 3S, but that was just that.
    Yag skated his Tango, one of two progs that he is going to skate till the end of the days. Did 3T, his only jump now, he was quite slow but his steps were all there. Nevertheless- ovation. Same reason- blondie Russian.
    Katya didn't do super well in her Lights. She challenged 2A but managed 1A with heavy step out and touched the ice with the hand, did 2S very low, the prog had no character at all, but her speed was really something.

    Then in the very dark (god bless my eyesight) the man in a red jacket showed up and took his position in the center of the ice. I understood who it was and what he was going to skate, but still, who knows, I wasn't sure. Then the light turned on and the music started. The shocked arena exploded with cheering because everyone saw Daisuke skating his SP Rockabilly. That was the hugest surprise for everybody, myself including. He skated Tango in all shows possible, so this time people thought he would skate Tango too. But- hell no! He nailed 4T, one hand went down but didn't touch the ice. Then he did 3Lu and I thought he would stop because there was simply no place for the second jump in that sandbox-like ice rink, the board was too close. But he added 3T to the combo and it felt like he saw while in the air that there was no place for landing it, so he rotated the jump more right in order to escape the board and then pulled it out on the curve on landing. The exit was short though. Then 3A was so high and right in music, steps, spins and all the Dai stuff. Keep in mind that the audience didn't expect him to skate SP there, everything happened so fast! Folks were standing, loud and happily shocked. But the encore wasn't possible.
    Then the light went off, then on and Mao was skating her SP too! Not Mary Poppins. She went for 3A, did it downgraded and two-footed, she did 3F-2Lo with deep step out and touched ice with both hands, then she doubled her third jump. Mao is the best dancer among ladies now, great musicality, fully in character, fast choreo and much lightness. But jumps are her main and the only issue now. Real issue.
    Kurt was closing this row of three numbers in similar genre with Singing in the Rain. He was like playing music with blades, did 3S and then the real rain started and Kurt was playing with water. Lol. Holy true: there was rain going out of the roof and Kurt's umbrella got wet!
    Closing and bowing.
    Dorothy, Shawn, collaboration of Dai&Mao, Ilya, Irina, Dai, Mao, Kurt were my favourites of the night. Wish I could do it tomorrow too but seems like unlikely. For now.
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