IMPROV-ICE on Dec. 15; NBC broadcast on Jan. 15, 4-6 pm EST

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  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    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/2011/1...grapher-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
  2. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Anyone attending the live show tomorrow evening?
  3. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    DimaToe Well-Known Member

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  5. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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  6. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Yay, new board!

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    NBC Sports press release for Improv-Ice:
    Direct link to online voting webpage:
    http://www.dissonskating.com/2011/12/improv-ice-voting/

    I tried following that link and could not find the Jeremy Abbott blog entry, but I did find it here:
    http://www.dissonskating.com/2012/01/jeremy-abbott-checks-in-ahead-of-improv-ice/

    Improv-Ice Photo Album
    Improv-Ice Photo Album #2

    What a great cast!!
    http://www.dissonskating.com/2012/01/tune-in-alert-improv-ice/
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  7. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Starting now on NBC...
  8. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    Peggy and Brian Boitano! Mirai is first.
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  10. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Yay, new board!

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    Nicole still has it. :cheer: Great illusion spin from her.
  11. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    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.
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  12. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    Johnny! I've missed you.
  13. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Yay, new board!

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  14. judiz

    judiz Well-Known Member

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    that was such a hard song to skate to
  15. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    Whiny ballad for Sasha Cohen but what lovely skating! Those spins, spirals and spread eagles. :swoon:

    Jeremy using a move from the Muse LP.
  16. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Yay, new board!

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    Jeremy skating great and showing us his red undies again! :cheer2:

    I recognized some of his moves from his freeskate.
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  17. aliceanne

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    Johnny looks like he has been training! I never thought I would see that again. Hurray! Nicole is looking better. Nancy looks like she finally enjoys skating again. Jeremy was made for show skating. Love Styx, but I don't find their music skateable.
  18. LilJen

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    Johnny. . . I would be happy NEVER to see those spandex pants again. . .

    Nancy Kerrigan :respec: for a 2axel at 40+ after 3 kids.
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    I'm sooooooooo old :fragile:
  20. LilJen

    LilJen Well-Known Member

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    Or he and Florent have been hanging out.
  21. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    What's the name of the Styx song Mirai is skating to? She is such a doll, love her.
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    Boat on the River
  23. LilJen

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    Oh yeah, and who else loved the dorky Pandora bracelet plug by Michael Weiss? I always feel bad for the skaters having to hawk the sponsor's products.
  24. HisWeirness

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    Despite not being familiar with Styx, Mirai did a great job with her program to their music. :) I enjoyed that more than her first program.
  25. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    Thank you, kind poster! I think Mirai did well with the old-timer music. :lol:
  26. LadyNit

    LadyNit moving right along Staff Member

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    Jeremy Abbott is so much more enjoyable to watch when he isn't in the throes of serious competition. Normal face, playing to the crowd, wow...what a difference.
  27. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    That was not an easy song to skate to but Jeremy is very musical.
  28. HisWeirness

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    WOW Jeremy, that was excellent! 3Lz, 3Lo and 3A! Between this show and the DSC show yesterday, he is looking fantastic. :encore:

    :lol: at the Styx keyboardist being on a rotating platform! :inavoid:
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  29. centerpt1

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    This is so enjoyable. Best nisson show ever. (obligitory Mike Weiss family shots notwithstanding)
  30. aliceanne

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    Ryan has done the best with Styx so far. Poor Mirai! I don't think it suits Saha either. Michael will probably do well with it. Jeremy skated with energy, but he was a little too lyrical IMO
  31. Wyliefan

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    Hey, he got a gift for his wife for free. I doubt he's feeling too bad. :D

    Glad Sasha got Lady Antebellum. Of all these acts, they're the only one I give two hoots about.

    Good to see Jeremy looking relaxed for a change.

    :rofl: at Mirai's "I wasn't born yet."
  32. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    I went to a party with Styx once upon a time.

    Bobek not in bad shape considering.
  33. centerpt1

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    I'm not even looking at it as competition. Johnny will win due to his fan base . But Styx is a challenge and we seem to be seeing more of the skaters. Kudos to Nancy! (and Nichole)
  34. LilJen

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    The poor abandoned kitties and puppies!!! Young Dog obliged to bark at the animals on screen. Okay, dog, they're GONE. Stop barking.

    10yo dd appreciated his playing the piano with his butt.
  35. Meredith

    Meredith what a glorious day!

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    The joy in Nicole's face was positively infectious!
  36. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

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    IMO, it should be mandatory to cast Jeremy Abbott and Nicole Bobek in every ice show in existence. Abbott rocking it out with his gorgeous lines, centered spins, impeccable musicality, 3Axel, 3Lutz, 3loop like butter! He has grown into such an entertaining performer! Plus, he's so darn cute and sexy! Bobek is the epitome of beauty, charisma and power combined; I am so thrilled to see her back on the ice and skating so wonderfully! Her divine spirals, lovely spins, and terrific jump amplitude are still her trademarks. What a victorious triumph for her and a real treat for her fans! I have enjoyed them both so much and they've made this show one of the most enjoyable and exciting I've seen in AGES!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! :swoon::cheer2::encore:
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  37. kittyjake5

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    So far my vote goes to Nicole.
  38. LilJen

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    Nicole got one of the best songs. much easier skating than Mirai's number.
  39. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    I know, right. Thanks, Mirai, I feel two hundred years old. :yikes:
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    Michael Weiss has won me over. Never near my favorite amateur competitor, but he's sure kept up his skills as a pro.
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