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12-08-2011, 02:54 PM
Show/ticket info: http://www.dissonskating.com/our-shows/improv-ice/

Current cast of skaters (listed alphabetically): Jeremy Abbott, Nicole Bobek (newly added - see article below), Ryan Bradley, Sasha Cohen, Alissa Czisny, Nancy Kerrigan, Mirai Nagasu, Johnny Weir, Michael Weiss.

Live Show
Thursday, December 15, 2011
7:00 PM
Bi-Lo Center
Greenville, SC

NBC Airdate
Sunday, January 15, 2012
4:00 6:00 PM EST (check your local listings)
Ovation Network Rebroadcast
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Q&A with Sasha Cohen: http://www.dissonskating.com/2011/12/improv-ice-qa-with-sasha-cohen/

Q&A with Choreographer and Creative Director Lea Ann Miller: http://www.dissonskating.com/2011/11/improv-ice-a-conversation-with-choreographer-and-creative-director-lea-ann-miller/

Nicole Bobek joins cast: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/story/2011-12-07/nicole-bobek-skating/51716444/1

12-14-2011, 09:47 PM
Anyone attending the live show tomorrow evening?

12-15-2011, 11:27 PM
"Improv-Ice: Skaters Get Their Music": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr8AwHuEP3o

12-16-2011, 12:06 AM
"Improv-Ice: Skaters Get Their Music": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr8AwHuEP3o

:rofl: Of course Johnny would get "Sexy and I know it" Cant wait to see this!! :D

01-13-2012, 07:43 PM
Jeremy Abbott has written a pre-broadcast blog entry about the show (airing this Sunday afternoon - check your local listings) - corrected link (thanks to HisWeirness!): http://www.dissonskating.com/2012/01/jeremy-abbott-checks-in-ahead-of-improv-ice/

Improv-Ice: How the skaters choreograph their numbers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx5XUaI1V3U

01-14-2012, 04:49 PM
NBC Sports press release (http://www.nbcumv.com/mediavillage/sports/nbcsports/pressreleases?pr=contents/press-releases/2012/01/12/improvicethissu1326397086755.xml) for Improv-Ice:

Sasha Cohen, Johnny Weir, Michael Weiss, Nicole Bobek and Nancy Kerrigan are some of the highlighted skaters to perform in Improv-Ice this Sunday at 4 p.m. ET on NBC. The skaters are given two songs to choreograph their own improvisational skating routines in this competition. Once they have performed, viewers go online (http://www.dissonskating.com) to vote on the Best Improv-Ice Skater.

Skating legends Brian Boitano and Peggy Flemming will host “Improv-Ice”, which is the seventh Pandora NBC Skating Series show. There will also be a musical performance by world famous artist Styx.

Direct link to online voting webpage:

Jeremy Abbott has written a pre-broadcast blog entry about the show (airing this Sunday afternoon - check your local listings): http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showpost.php?p=3427555&postcount=17
I tried following that link and could not find the Jeremy Abbott blog entry, but I did find it here:

Improv-Ice Photo Album (http://www.dissonskating.com/media/photos-and-video/album/72157628527053563/improv-ice-live-show/)
Improv-Ice Photo Album #2 (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150450188387237.352833.14961882236&type=1)

What a great cast!!

Nancy Kerrigan
Sasha Cohen
Mirai Nagasu
Nicole Bobek
Michael Weiss
Johnny Weir
Jeremy Abbott
Ryan Bradley

01-15-2012, 09:08 PM
Starting now on NBC...

01-15-2012, 09:10 PM
Peggy and Brian Boitano! Mirai is first.

01-15-2012, 09:12 PM
Link if anyone is interested:

01-15-2012, 09:21 PM
Nicole still has it. :cheer: Great illusion spin from her.

01-15-2012, 09:22 PM
Gosh, it's nice to see Nicole skating and looking so happy. I'm really glad she's getting herself back together.

Ryan Bradley was BORN for this format. :respec:

If I didn't know better, I'd say Johhny'd been taking choreography lessons from Morosov.

01-15-2012, 09:34 PM
Johnny! I've missed you.

01-15-2012, 09:35 PM
:D Johnny :D

01-15-2012, 09:36 PM
that was such a hard song to skate to

01-15-2012, 09:41 PM
Whiny ballad for Sasha Cohen but what lovely skating! Those spins, spirals and spread eagles. :swoon:

Jeremy using a move from the Muse LP.