The Stars On Ice shows which begin after Worlds in the US, Canada and Japan will feature many of the top "eligible" skaters from this competitive season. Back in the day, "Stars" truly had "stars" and the show's cast list matched the name, not just the headliners. In the case of the JAPAN show, it truly seems to be the case, and in spades.
While not completely confirmed the featured skaters are looking like:
- Ladies: Mao Asada, Carolina Kostner, Akiko Suzuki, Joannie Rochette and Kanako Murakami.
- Men: Roster could include the top 4 from the Olympics, Yuzuru Hanyu, Patrick Chan, Dennis Ten, and Javier Fernandez; plus Jeffrey Buttle.
- Dance and Pairs: Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir, Maia & Alex Shibutani and Pang/Tong.
WHAT A CAST! Worth the ticket price for sure!