Yuna's shows must make a huge amount of profit then. The lineup is always filled with successful/famous skaters.
And frankly, Yuna's show was not be filled with all top skaters all the time. The show had fair number of skaters each time, not so many big names like others. Yuna also always keep 2 3 spots for young Korean skaters who are not so impressive and have no effect on audience at all, just give them some chances to perform in front of a big crowd.
BUT Korean fans don't care about that, 30000 tickets of each show always sold out in hours just because of Yuna. For Korean, figure skating = Yuna, they don't really know or care about other legends, champions.
After Vancouver, Super Match X produced a big show in Korea with all top skaters ar that time (Mao, Rochette, Lysacek, Plushenko, Buttle, Lambiel, Shen/Zhao, Pang/Tong ...) except Yuna. They just got a huge lost, couldn't even sell a ticket, all of audience got invited or free ticket from Hyundai, ha.
yuna will only have 1 show this year.. she just wanted to take a rest..
as for how much the skaters getting paid.. well.. i remember there was a speculation that kwan was paid $100,000 just to skate on yuna's ice show..her first ice show in korea..
Korean figure skating fans do care about other skaters. but if I remember right, Super match wasn't successful because the show was run by Hyundai and IMG. I think Kim had harsh time with IMG and most of Korean (well i just guess) had bad impression with IMG.
Yuna had harsh time with IMG Korea and that's a main reason Korean hates that company.
sounds most of skaters joining SOI shows make little money!!!
In Canada during the off-season, skaters sometimes participate in several small shows, carnivals and skating clubs. These events are sanctioned by Skate Canada, and then the skaters can appear. Many of the events for this Spring are either listed on the Skate Canada site or on the individual skating club sites.
For example, today (Saturday April 5th) in Hamilton, Gilles & Poirier and Roman Sadovksy are appearing at the Hamilton Carnival: