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04-23-2011, 03:29 PM
Videos from Halifax:

S&P - Letís Go Crazy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9yYJYpImEQ)

Shawn Sawyer Ė Working For The Weekend (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fVBCwSJJbA)

Wheeee! :)

04-23-2011, 05:44 PM
Wheeeeeee! Indeed! :cheer2:

Thanks for posting.

04-23-2011, 08:28 PM
Did anyone else think that Sasha Cohen was injured, I only saw 2 jumps and one of those was a double Sal

04-23-2011, 09:31 PM
Sasha did only two jumps, no triples at SOI in NJ.

04-24-2011, 03:02 AM
Review of the Halifax show from the Chronicle Herald: Simpler show let skating shine (http://thechronicleherald.ca/ArtsLife/1239863.html)

04-24-2011, 02:42 PM
Thanks everyone for review + videos! I can't see the show this year.:(

04-24-2011, 06:33 PM
Did anyone else think that Sasha Cohen was injured, I only saw 2 jumps and one of those was a double Sal

There was definitely something off for her. I noticed it too...but I wasn't sure if it was injury or fatigue. She was definitely tentative.

04-24-2011, 07:36 PM
It's probably good that Sasha didn't try to jump no use seeing her land on her butt like when she was skating as a amateur. :lol:

04-24-2011, 09:07 PM
Maybe Sasha is a bit tired since she was also in the American Tour beforehand? Who knows. She's a pro at performing so I assume she will get better. :)

Question: How were Shawn Sawyer's programs and his skating?I couldn't afford to go to the show this year so I must ask. I know he is not a headliner or anything and has had jump issues in the past. And I find myself wanting him to just take his competitive programs to show skating since they seem to obviously be head and shoulders above his exhibition skating. While his SOI programs are probably fun, they seem very gimmicky and don't showcase the amazing talent and connecting to the audience that he had in competitive skating.

I appreciate those who posted the videos and reviews on this thread. Thanks a bunch! :)

04-24-2011, 10:18 PM
Jeff Buttle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVeOQ2357W8)

Evan Lysacek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qdlk_m4AEo)

I'm also interesred in your opinions on Shawn. Did he skate his Madhatter program as the second number?

04-25-2011, 03:48 AM
Shawn did not do his Mad Hatter program but, at least in Ottawa, before his first program he got a special introduction by Kurt Browning who mentioned his "once in a lifetime" skate at Canadians and the decision he had to make regarding the tour vs Worlds. Kurt said that he was glad that the artist in Shawn won out and he came on the tour.

He skated both programs very well, connecting well with the audience. He also fit in very well in the group numbers.

Sasha skated well and was very well received by the audience. There were two falls in the entire show - both by Jeff Buttle, one in each of his programs.

04-25-2011, 03:59 AM
Not a review, but CSOI relevant? They're doing autograph signings at Sears stores across Canada again this year. Not every city is getting one, but these are the ones I've been able to gather from the Sears Stars on Ice Facebook page. They haven't been very forthcoming about who will be in which city yet,but they did say Kurt will be in Calgary:

* Ottawa: Sat. April 23, 11AM-12PM, Sears in the Rideau Centre (Jeff Buttle, Tanith Belbin, Ben Agosto)
* Toronto: Thu. April 28, 12-1PM, Sears in the Eaton Centre
* Calgary: Mon. May 9, 10-10:45AM, Sears in the South Centre (Kurt Browning, TBA)
* Victoria: Tue. May 10, 11AM-12PM, Sears Department store at 3190 Shelbourne
* Vancouver: Thu. May 12, 12-1PM, Sears in the Pacific Centre

04-25-2011, 06:42 AM
Photos from the Ottawa autograph signing & Joannie's Birks appearance: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ottawaarne/sets/72157626570202108/with/5651678932/

Stunning photo of Jo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ottawaarne/5651111031/in/set-72157626570202108

04-25-2011, 10:38 AM
^ Beautiful. Thanks!

04-26-2011, 02:02 AM
Shawn's first number was a slow, cover version of Britney Spears new song "Hold it Against Me." I thought it was FABULOUS. I always enjoy his show skating. His second was "Working for the Weekend" (see video above.)

He got the special intro in Halifax as well.