2014 Canadian Stars on Ice tour (articles, photos, reports/reviews)

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by N_Halifax, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. N_Halifax

    N_Halifax Well-Known Member

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    There's a U.S. specific thread here, but I couldn't find a recent Canadian one posted. Who's going? I'll be going to opening night again in Halifax and again posting a full review on my blog and I'll share it on here as well.

    The skaters are:

    Kurt Browning
    Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir
    Patrick Chan
    Joannie Rochette
    Jeffrey Buttle
    Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford
    Kaetlyn Osmond
    Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje
    Shawn Sawyer

    The tour this year has stops in Halifax, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton, London, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Calgary, Victoria and Vancouver!
     
  2. skategal

    skategal Bunny slave

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    Me! I'll be at opening night too. Can't wait.
     
  3. Really

    Really No longer just a "well-known member" Yay!

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    My daughter and I are going to Edmonton.
     
  4. N_Halifax

    N_Halifax Well-Known Member

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    Awesome, skategal! :) I always enjoy SOI... it's going to be another great one this year I think.
     
  5. kylet3

    kylet3 Well-Known Member

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    I'll be at the Edmonton show as well and I got a meet & greet to go along with it, Really, did you get one of those too?

    I'm actually really excited, I know it's an all Canadian line up but it's a FANTASTIC line up and I'm really looking forward to seeing the skaters relaxed and having fun. :)
     
  6. Really

    Really No longer just a "well-known member" Yay!

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    No, I didn't, Kyle. Daughter is bringing her family and her youngest will be 5 months old by the time the show rolls around. I'm almost 2 hours from Rexall, so we'll be zipping into Edmonton, watching the show and then back home again. Dad is really good with baby, but...;) We are both really looking forward to this all-star line up!
     
  7. kylet3

    kylet3 Well-Known Member

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    Ah, gotcha! I'm just glad it will be on a Friday night. I made the mistake last year of having floor seats and wearing shorts. Needless to say I paid for it a couple days later. I won't be making that mistake this year! :lol:

    I'm looking forward to seeing them let their hair down and have fun!
     
  8. puglover

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    So does that mean no US skaters e.g. Ashley Wagner on the Canadian part of the tour?
     
  9. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    ^^^ Correct. The U.S. SOI tour (April 4 - May 18) overlaps the Canadian SOI tour this year.

    CSOI dates are April 25 - May 15, 2014.

    Official site: http://www.starsonice.ca
     
  10. Scrufflet

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    I'll be doing Toronto with 2 friends! emdee will probably be there too. Anyone else?
     
  11. AnnieD

    AnnieD Active Member

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    I'm doing Toronto! I'm visiting my brother that week (timed it to coincide with CSOI and we're heading down to Detroit the weekend before for SOI too) and I'm so excited. I'm going on my own.
     
  12. Daniskates93

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    I'll be in Toronto and Hamilton (hopefully taking photos)
     
  13. Emdee

    Emdee Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I will be there with my DD.

    I think Corianna will be there too.
     
  14. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Headstrong Buzzard

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    Kaetlyn, welcome aboard as a full member of SOI Canada! I look forward to seeing you in the group numbers!
     
  15. rvi5

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    According to my cable guide, CSOI will be on CBC 9:00-10:00pm April 15th. Obviously this must be a repeat of last years show.
     
  16. luckiest1

    luckiest1 Well-Known Member

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    I have ticket to the London show on May 4th. My PVR is set to tape last year's show on April 15th. Wheeee! Bring on the Patrick. :) :) :)
     
  17. N_Halifax

    N_Halifax Well-Known Member

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    Really smart from a marketing perspective though! Just in time for people to buy last minute tickets. Someone's thinking! :40beers:
     
  18. Corianna

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    I'll be there, close to emdee.. Scruffet. It would be lovely to meet you again.
     
  19. Scrufflet

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    It would be great fun to meet! Emdee and I are usually in front row. And I think we should welcome AnnieD, coming all this way on her own! And from Scotland too! My Scottish husband will be at home, not that that has anything to do with anything.
    Teenes, are you coming this year?
     
  20. Corianna

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    Sorry I left the l out of your name. Emdee and I have ice seats- so should be front... unless there's two rows of them. Not sure where to meet up in ACC.
     
  21. Daniskates93

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    Nam posted on Instagram that he is skating in Toronto.
     
  22. Alixana

    Alixana Definitely NOT a sonogram

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    Hey, Nam .. c'mon down the 401 and see us in London! :)
     
  23. victorskid

    victorskid Skating supporter

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    Looking forward to the Ottawa show - attending with 4 friends and then having our annual potluck supper afterward to rehash the show :)
     
  24. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Virtue, Moir and Patrick Chan (starting at 4-min. mark) are interviewed in Halifax: http://globalnews.ca/video/1288406/skating-stars-make-halifax-stop

    Moir, in response to "What's next?", replied: "We probably won't compete for the rest of this calendar year" and Virtue said they were not ruling anything out.

    ETA CTV Atlantic news interview with Patrick Chan on Halifax ice yesterday, including some rehearsal footage: http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=351103&binId=1.1145729&playlistPageNum=1
     
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  27. N_Halifax

    N_Halifax Well-Known Member

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    I'll have a full review of opening night here in Halifax (including music list and show order) up late tonight or tomorrow morning on my blog at http://www.facebook.com/SkateGuard. :)
     
  28. pani

    pani Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!
    Have a great time!
     
  29. midori

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    I'll be doing Toronto and some more with my friends. Only two more days to work then off to Canada!!
     
  30. Emdee

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    Midori,
    The weather is getting a bit better though it was so cold yesterday morning that I had to yank my sweater out.