2010 Holiday Festival on Ice tour in Canada

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  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    August 12th article in the Vernon Morning Star: http://www.bclocalnews.com/okanagan_similkameen/vernonmorningstar/entertainment/100580594.html
    Tickets go on sale Aug. 20 for the December 4, 2010 show in Vernon (BC).
     
  2. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

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    I have a hard time believing that Marie-France and Patrice will be there, just due to the fact they've announced they're expecting. That news is in the Battle of the Blades thread.

    I'm just sayin... :)
     
  3. yfbg722

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    I think the baby is actually due sometime in December so it's very unlikely they will be skating lol!
     
  4. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know if Sawyer's going to be in it this year?
     
  5. Ice King

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    The tour will be going from December 3-5 stopping at:
    • Penticton, BC
    • Vernon, BC
    • Prince George, BC
     
  6. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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    CBC's holiday schedule is up, and HFOI will air on Tues. Dec 14 at 9:00 pm (1 hour), and repeat Christmas Day at 5:00 pm.

    Cast list given at the ticket sites says Joannie Rochette, Kurt Browning, Jamie Sale & David Pelletier, Jeffrey Buttle, and Steven Cousins.
     
  7. oakl0008

    oakl0008 New Member

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    All three dates are listed on his website as one of his upcomming shows, unless something has changed. :D
     
  8. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    Yup, I just confirmed with IMG and added Shawn Sawyer to my cast list.
     
  10. JasperBoy

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    That's it? Just 3 cities in the interior of BC? What about the rest of us?
     
  11. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Headstrong Buzzard

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    I googled a bit, and it appears that they chose BC because it was the home province of the 2010 Olympics.
     
  12. WildRose

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    Most of the cast are doing Christmas shows in Ontario too:
    Thunder Bay – December 16
    Sault St Marie – December 17
    Sudbury – December 18
    Owen Sound – December 19
    Newmarket – December 20
    Sherbrooke – December 21
    http://www.celebrationonice.ca/
     
  13. Teenes

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    Well, HFOI used to only be a one-off show. It's only in the last couple years that they've had 2-4 shows.

    I only tracked the years Kurt was in it, but historically:
    2002 - Kitchener, ON
    2003 - Toronto, ON
    2004 - Kelowna, BC
    2005 - Victoria, BC
    2006 - Prince George, BC
    2008 - Halifax, NS and Oshawa, ON
    2009 - Abbotsford, BC, Penticton, BC, Dawson's Creek, BC, Lethbridge, AB

    So this year has only one less city than last year, and it's only sporadically gone to the larger cities.
     
  14. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    Ashley Wagner tweeted the other day that she's in this show. Any FSUers attend, or will attend, who can share some impressions/highlights?
     
  15. YukiNieve

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    I heard Jeff skated to Glenn Gould and it was very moving.
     
  16. Ice King

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    Thanks for the pics! Can you tell me what music Jamie and David skated to? Thanks!
     
  18. Ice King

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    In 2007 it was back in kelowna and I believe it toured to a couple cities too but I'm not 100% sure. I think it went to Cranbrook and Vernon...
     
  19. made_in_canada

    made_in_canada INTJ

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    That program was PHENOMENAL! I was absolutely blown away.

    It was pretty good. It always amazes me how Kurt continues to push what he can do. He's so incredibly creative.

    I was actually impressed with Sale & Pelletier as well. I've kind of thought that lately they've been doing a half-ass job but their programs were actually kind of creative and they look like they're enjoying skating which I haven't really got from them for awhile.

    Shawn's Muse program was also pretty amazing. I love the way that guy moves when he's not competing.
     
  20. YVRSTAR

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    Skater's Music:

    Act 1

    "I Believe in Angels" George Canyon - Cast
    "Better be Home" George Canyon - Steven Cousins
    "Frosty Snowman" Geroge Canyon - Shawn Sawyer
    "Baby Please Come Home" U2 - Violetta & Pete
    "Medley" Glenn Gould - Jeffery Buttle
    "Steppin' Out oof my Mind" Geoffrey Tyler - Kurt Beowning
    "O Holly Night" One more Girl - Joanne Rochette
    "What Christmas means to Me" One more Girl - Ashley Wagner
    "Run,Run,Rdlph" One more Girl - Jamie & David


    Act 2

    "Lonrley Cowboy" George Canyon - Kurt,Jeffery,Steven,David
    "Ain't No Other Man'" C. Aguilera - Ashely Wagner
    "Upristing" Muse - Shawn Sayer
    "Nobody Knows" Pink - Joanne,Jamie,Ashely
    "Your Song" Ewan McGregor - Steven Cousins
    "Snakefood" Safri Duo - Violetta & Pete
    "Objection(Tango)" Shakira - Joanne Rochette
    "Try" Blue Rodeo - Jamie & David
    "River" Geoffery Tyler - Kurt Browning
    "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" G.Canyon&OMG - Jeffrey Buttle
    "Silent Night" G.Canyon&OMG - Cast
     
  21. Skate Talker

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    So televised on CBC in broadcast order -

    "I Believe in Angels" George Canyon - Cast
    "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" G.Canyon - Jeffrey Buttle
    "Run Run Rudolph" One more Girl - Jamie & David
    "Frosty Snowman" Geroge Canyon - Shawn Sawyer
    "Lonely Cowboy" George Canyon - Kurt, Jeffrey, Steven, and David
    "O Holly Night" One more Girl - Joanne Rochette
    "What Christmas means to Me" One more Girl - Ashley Wagner
    "River" Geoffery Tyler - Kurt Browning
    "Baby Please Come Home" U2 - Violetta & Pete
    "Nobody Knows" Pink - Joanne, Jamie, and Ashely
    "Better be Home Soon" George Canyon - Steven Cousins
    "Silent Night" G.Canyon - Cast

    and I messed up my recording of Kurt's solo of all things - hope to catch the repeat but it will be tough as it will be while I am away at Christmas dinner.
     
  22. nlyoung

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    Kurt is still amazing :cheer2:
     
  23. alilou

    alilou Crazy Stalker Lady

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    And so out of 12 numbers there were three, count them, three! numbers that weren't done to live music. Which means that there were exactly three numbers that weren't chopped up by the camera panning to the musicians.

    I've nothing against musicians. Really. It's just that if I tune in to an ice skating show it would be nice to see complete performances. :mad:

    I'm so disappointed with televised skating these days. For competitions we get idiot cameramen/directors who show close ups of the skaters feet, or face, or the skycam for God's sake, then for exhibition skating we see random bits of each program mixed with random bits of various musicians.

    Just sad :(
     
  24. JasperBoy

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    What alilou said
     
  25. Skate Talker

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    I am strangely going to disagree on this issue, just this once. Imho, Christmas shows are full of quickly choreo'd numbers that are somewhat repetitive and cutting away from time to time can actually keep them from becoming slightly boring.
     
  26. alilou

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    The thing is it's not cutting away "from time to time", it's at least 50% of the time. If you're bored go do something else, and leave those of us who are not bored to enjoy complete programs. I agree Christmas programs can be cheesy and quickly choreographed, but I still want to see them all the way through.
     
  27. Skate Talker

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    Hmm - good grief what an ott reaction to a simple "imho" statement, imho anyway. I never would have expected such a strong response from you. I didn't say you aren't entitled to feel the way you do about it, did I? I think I should be allowed to say how I feel about it too.

    And since I did say that the cutting away can help keep them from becoming boring, (and will now insert to me as perhaps that is more clear than imho), so ta very much for the advice, but I think I will continue to watch.
     
  28. alilou

    alilou Crazy Stalker Lady

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    Well I just re read what I wrote and it does sound OTT so I'm sorry for that. It was not my intention. However I admit that it is a hot button for me and has been for years - the filming of both dance and figure skating - I'm always incredibly disappointed and frustrated by half-body shots, and skycams, and cutting away to something else. I like to see complete choreography and I don't think it's an unreasonable thing to ask for, and I find it completely incomprehensible that anyone could think we want to see a close-up of the skaters feet in the middle of a spin. :duh: Oh I could go on and on. Like I said it's a sore point with me, but I'm sorry I was so snappy :yikes:
     
  29. Skate Talker

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    Okay, no problem - pax. That ^ sounds much more like you.
    (And for sure it's easy enough to overreact a bit when the right buttons get pushed. You should have seen my first version of a reply to you - good thing I managed to re-read it a couple of times before posting :lol:)

    So I am watching the superchannel TV 38 right now and if this is what will show on all the US channels in syndication I think you will be more pleased with the selection because they are showing more of the non-live-music performances. So far they have added in both Jeff and Kurt's numbers that weren't shown on CBC. Sorry but I can't tell you if they used any different camera work on the other numbers.

    What they did showed was in the original skate order.

    "I Believe in Angels" George Canyon - Cast
    "Better be Home" George Canyon - Steven Cousins
    "Frosty Snowman" Geroge Canyon - Shawn Sawyer
    "Baby Please Come Home" U2 - Violetta & Pete
    "Medley" Glenn Gould - Jeffery Buttle
    "Steppin' Out of my Mind" Geoffrey Tyler - Kurt Browning
    "O Holy Night" One more Girl - Joanne Rochette
    One More Girl talk briefly about this experience
    "What Christmas means to Me" One more Girl - Ashley Wagner
    "Run Run Rudolph" One more Girl - Jamie & David
    George talks briefly
    "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" George Canyon - Jeffrey Buttle
    George talks and One More Girl returns
    "Silent Night" All Singers and Cast
     
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  30. alilou

    alilou Crazy Stalker Lady

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    This is good news. I really look forward esp to Jeff's Glen Gould :cheer2:

    (glad you re thought you're reply - if it was too mean I'd have been :( and :slinkaway )
     
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