Ice Chips (Skating Club of Boston) show Apr 13 and 14 - guest starring the Shibutanis

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  1. snoopysnake

    snoopysnake Well-Known Member

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    Tickets are now on sale
    www.icechips.org

    The show is Apr 13 and 14, once again at Bright Arena at Harvard U.

    Guest Star Skaters:
    Maia & Alex Shibutani :D:):cheer:
    2011 World Ice Dance Bronze Medalists, Three-Time U.S. Ice Dance Medalists

    Club Star Skaters:
    Marissa Castelli & Simon Shnapir
    2013 U.S. Pairs Champions, 2013 Four Continents Pairs Bronze Medalists
    Ross Miner
    2013 U.S. Men’s Silver Medalist, Two-Time U.S. Men’s Bronze Medalist
    Christina Gao
    2012 Skate America Ladies Silver Medalist, 2013 Four Continents Ladies Pewter Medalist
    Featured Club Skaters:
    Gretchen Donlan & Andrew Speroff
    2013 Nebelhorn Pairs Pewter Medalists, Ice Challenge Pairs Silver Medalists
    Stephen Carriere
    2013 Nebelhorn Men’s Pewter Medalists, Eastern Sectional Men’s Champion
    Harrison Choate
    2013 Eastern Sectional Men’s Silver Medalist, International Competitor
    Anastasia Cannuscio and Colin McManus
    2013 Eastern Sectional Ice Dance Silver Medalists, International Competitors
    Yasmin Siraj
    2013 Eastern Sectional Ladies Silver Medalist
    Isabella Cannuscio & Michael Bramante
    2013 Eastern Sectional Ice Dance Champions
    Plus:
    Team Excel Synchronized Skating Teams
    Theatre On Ice of Boston Teams
    The Skating Club of Boston Skating Academy
  2. kittyjake5

    kittyjake5 Well-Known Member

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    Great cast and the tickets are very reasonable. Thanks for the info!
  3. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    Great cast - wish we could go!
  4. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Bumping this thread up for this weekend's shows...

    2013 Showtimes:
    Saturday, April 13 at 1:00PM
    Saturday, April 13 at 7:00PM
    Sunday, April 14 at 2:00PM

    Marigold IceUnity (Team Finland 2, 4th place at Synchro Worlds) will also be guest star skaters with the Shibutanis: http://www.icechips.org/about

    Marissa Castelli/Simon Shnapir will not appear in the show because they are competing at WTT in Japan this week.
  5. ioana

    ioana Well-Known Member

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    Ack, bummer about C/S. I always enjoy watching them. Will be there Saturday night in case anyone else is at the show. Looking forward to it, as usual :D.
  6. Bonita

    Bonita Active Member

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    Bumping this up. It's my club and a great show. I'll be there tomorrow!
  7. snoopysnake

    snoopysnake Well-Known Member

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    One of the best Ice Chips productions I've seen to date! The Shibutanis and Marigold Ice Unity were fabulous. We also have a stellar roster of SCOB elites this year, and the show features them in various ensemble numbers as well as their solo exhibition programs. The set designs, lighting, and costumes were superb.
  8. smurfy

    smurfy Well-Known Member

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    So true! I went this afternoon and really loved the show. I have been to most of the shows since 2002 and this was the best, much higher level of production and choreography. The opening number with the top Boston skaters (Gao, Siraj, Miner etc) was really lovely. They skated a mideastern type mix.
    Also lots of Synchro teams and the Finnish team was wonderful. Also just seemed like a lot more solos, lots more skaters than years past.
    Donlan and Speroff - I really like him, he seems more mature than his partner, which I have not noticed before when I have seen them.
    I was wondering - do each of the skaters have to pay for their outfits. Even the some of little ones have 2 or more outfits. They were all really nice.
    There was one little girl, couldn't be more than 3 or 4 - was too darn cute, in her first number didn't really skate, just looking around, but in the second number was doing pretty well. I love the little ones and their enthusiasm.
    I have really enjoyed over the years seeing Ross Miner mature into a really nice show skater. I had the sense he was the leader out there during the group numbers (jmho).
    If anyone can go Sunday - I say go!
  9. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reports!! :)
  10. Tammi

    Tammi Merlot lover

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    So glad you enjoyed it, I'll be sure to pass along your compliments to everyone involved. I'm sure they'll appreciate hearing it :)
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  11. SaSherka

    SaSherka New Member

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    Extremely bummed about missing the shows! Ack! Lady, I am publicly mad at you for not mentioning your plans even once. :((((

    I was in Harvard Sq with a friend yesterday late afternoon and saw Anastasia, Colin, Isabella & Michael passing by, but for some reason thought they were all just in town because they're training at SCoB. No idea why I thought that.
    Bad skating fan I am. :(
  12. ioana

    ioana Well-Known Member

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    Oy, I am publicly upset since my weekend plans always involve skating in some capacity -either spectating or stumbling around on my own :drama:. Show was very good this year and I agree with everyone who already mentioned the improved lighting, projections and overall production values being top notch.

    Several other things I wanted to add
    -Bright Arena was packed for Sunday's show, more so than for some EWC shows. Not sure if Saturday's shows were the same, but it was very nice to see.
    -The amount of skaters on the ice for Regional & Sectional competitors group numbers was both :eek: and :respec: -worthy. SCOB's competitive program has been taking off the past few years.
    -I missed Stephen Carriere and Canuscio/McManus since my camera battery was about to die. Stephen was very on & landing triple jumps like they were nothing. C/M also have very nice flow & ice coverage.


    Videos should be up shortly
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbnMbs0q9rY&feature=youtu.be Fun second number from the Shibs
    http://youtu.be/OEVMnVtY-fA Christina Gao
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwSjd5EaSBo Donlan/Speroff
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_URR19wHSU Harrison Choate
    http://youtu.be/etDPhuCKo4o Alexandria Shaughnessy & Jimmy Morgan
    http://youtu.be/J6lIkWkpnB0 Canuscio/Bramante
    http://youtu.be/ROmQIBjToQg Ross Miner...please try to get a new exhibition program for next year?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZyIneFwfHM Jenelle Herman
    http://youtu.be/aUmBB9UPBf8 Shibs first program
    http://youtu.be/BrVs0dhOD4E Rebecca Peng
    http://youtu.be/FDIA4geZ29c Megan Wessenberg
    http://youtu.be/ldz0TRnTAlo Maria Kalina
    http://youtu.be/63x2mZXMbSM Nicole Lee & Timothy Habeeb
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  13. smurfy

    smurfy Well-Known Member

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    Saturday afternoon show was maybe 65-75% full.
    When I called on Thursday, since I missed the online purchase deadline, the person I spoke with said that Sunday was spotty, but lots of tixs for both shows on Sat were available.
  14. ioana

    ioana Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Sounds like all 3 shows were well attended, but I wasn't sure they were all sold out (or very close to it) like Sunday's was. Definitely the best production since I've been in Boston.
  15. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    "The Inside Edge" blog today is mostly about the show and backstage tidbits: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130422&content_id=45488822&vkey=ice_news

    Photo gallery: http://web.icenetwork.com/photos/gallery.jsp?content_id=45477052

    ETA this excerpt:
    Maia tweeted this photo proof of her meeting Yo Yo Ma on April 12:
    "Can't believe I met Yo-Yo Ma today!!!!! ... !!!!!" http://instagram.com/p/YBQjRQy7r9/
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  16. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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