10th annual "Skate for Hope" benefit show - June 15, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio

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  1. Sylvia

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    2013 Poster: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...0277577691.161287.246528927691&type=1&theater

    Pictured: Jeremy Abbott, Ashley Wagner, Max Aaron, Adam Rippon, Christina Gao, Piper Gilles & Paul Poirier, Rachael Flatt, Emily Hughes, Emily Samuelson, Alexe Gilles, Lee Harris.

    Official site: http://www.skateforhope.org/
    "It is the intention of Skate for Hope to utilize figure skating, a sport that epitomizes womenÂ’s strength, to help bring attention, resources, and education to the fight against breast cancer."
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    :cheer2: Whee, happy to see Emily skating!
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    I've been a couple times, and really loved each of the shows I've attended. Nice mix of headline skaters and kids and adult skaters who want to help support a great cause - often a cause that is very personal to the skaters. The group numbers for the non-elite skaters are well organized and are very sweet. It's great to see so many skaters return for this show even when they're not otherwise competing.
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    [Whee, happy to see Emily skating! ]
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    I wondered what she was up to. Does she have a job lined up now that she graduated and said it may be the last time she performs? Hard to believe there is just no male ice dancer available to make an arrangement with. Nice to see Rachel has kept at it as well.
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    EDIT: OOPS, I thought you were talking about Emily Hughes; re-read and see you meant Emily Samuelson. :slinkaway
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    BUMP...because it's nearly here!
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    Columbus Dispatch article with quotes by breast cancer survivor Amy Hughes, mother of Sarah and Emily: http://www.dispatch.com/content/sto...ly-seeks-to-inspire-at-cancer-fundraiser.html
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    Nice welcome goodies! :)

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    Pic: http://www.skateforhope.org/images/content/pagebuilder/SFH2013entrypage2.jpg

    To date, Skate for Hope has raised $430,000 for breast cancer research.

    Proceeds from Skate For Hope are donated to the Stefanie Spielman Fund at the Ohio State University James Cancer Center & the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

    This event is made possible by the generous support and collaboration of our many Sponsors. To see a complete list of Show Sponsors click here.

    Mission of Skate for Hope

    Raise breast cancer education & awareness for young women and girls
    Empower young women and girls to better cope with a friend or family member diagnosis
    Honor breast cancer survivors in the community
    Raise funding for clinical breast cancer research
    It is the intention of Skate for Hope to utilize figure skating, a sport that epitomizes women’s strength, to help bring attention, resources, and education to the fight against breast cancer.

    This event is sanctioned by the USFSA.
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    It does look cool, I like how she manages to keep the flow during the move, Max must be a relatively light fellow. Where's Paul anyway?
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    Well, Max is that, but also Piper is a strong gal! :cool:
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    EDIT: Facebook: From Skate for Hope...

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd...._=1371559721_b1ee41ed2a3334985e30a2e06b50ad63

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd...._=1371561840_e3a41cb288963d4e9a2431c21d34eb4c

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/954860_10151994869362538_1672713473_n.jpg

    EDIT2: I fixed the links.
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    http://www.flutzingaround.com/2013/06/skate-for-hope-10th-anniversary-show.html

    (go to link for full review)

    SATURDAY, JUNE 15

    Skate for Hope 10th Anniversary Show


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    Tony Wheeler's very positive review of the show: http://www.flutzingaround.com/2013/06/skate-for-hope-10th-anniversary-show.html
    Abbott's "Bring Him Home": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj3lKHhbV3o
    Emily Samuelson/Lee Harris' duet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YYo-h3dzCc

    Partial videos:
    Gao's "You Raise Me Up": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEquvmCjUOE
    Rippon's "A Song for You": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB8zeuwjwpQ
    Opening: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmDVW0O5zLg

    I believe IceNetwork eventually will put up videos from the show like last year, including backstage interviews by Doug Mattis.
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    From Allison Scott...sorry it's blurry:

    https://twitter.com/PCFclub/status/346276501026652161/photo/1

    EDIT: Facebook...

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    Christina's flexibility and extension look much improved judging from that clip :D nice spirals, and I'm actually being serious. Gao FTW
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    yes, very Shizuka-esque:shizuka1:
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    Great show in Cowtown Saturday night! It took me 10 minutes to drive over to Nationwide Arena in the Arena District & I found parking space right in front. Nationwide Arena is one of the most convenient places I've ever been to see a show (Attention Columbus convention people - why no Nationals here yet??:confused:) Next someone gave me a free ticket for the show - thank you kind lady & I will pay it forward by sending a donation to the organization. :)

    I've become a regular at this show. I really like the structure of it, which is based on the young skaters raising funds for cancer research so they can participate in the performance. These are not primadonnas demanding their moment in the spotlight, but kids who rolled up their shirtsleeves & did some worthwhile work to earn their spot. There is a wide range of ages & skill levels & you can tell they have tried to polish their moves & are happy to be there. Good for them & it's keeps me clapping for the whole two hours!

    The standout numbers for me this year were Adam Rippon, Christina Gao, Emily Samuelson & Lee Harris, & Jeremy Abbott.

    See you next year Skate for Hope!
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