Introducing new Pro-Am: Medal Winners Open, Oct. 5th in Japan

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by ice9, May 23, 2012.

  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Fretting that Worlds is over...

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    Candeloro performed at the Cleveland Skating Club's show in early May.

    I would imagine she's been asked. Last month she competed in the ISU Adult FS competition in Oberstdorf for the second year, this time in a Masters Artistic event (PCS judging only) - link to the thread in GSD with her video: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=83794
     
  2. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

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    Slutskaya!!
     
  3. Excidra

    Excidra Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to see Slutskaya but Japan is too far.
     
  4. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    Yagudin?! For some reason I thought he couldn't skate anymore.
     
  5. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    He's pretty much been skating all along.
     
  6. NONKO

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  7. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    Laura Lepisto posted to Facebook that she's been invited. I just haven't yet figured out how to quote or link from an iPad, or if this is possible.

    ETA: (from my computer):

    I'm so excited to say that I will participate the Medal Winners Open, a totally new kind of show program competition which is held next October in Tokyo! How I've missed Japan!! &#9829;​

    https://www.facebook.com/LepistoLaura/posts/10150963426188150
     
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  8. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    I can imagine Ito, Arakawa and Asada doing this. It would be great to also have Yu-Na Kim. The good news about no Dance and Pairs is that there should be lots of room (time) to include many singles skaters.

    This almost sounds like Scott Hamilton & Speedy Cinquanta's idea last year for "The ICE" Pro-Am, i.e., invite only past Oly and World medalists, except that they had suggested a time-limit to when entires had won their last medals (10 years, I think).
     
  9. Iceman

    Iceman Well-Known Member

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    I wish they would invite Michelle and she would compete.
     
  10. EauDMerveilles

    EauDMerveilles New Member

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    If you view the two events plus the following carnival on ice as a GP without pairs and ice-dance I think it's pretty easy to fill. Look at that cast. Ilia, Jeff, Irina and Alexei. I'm hoping for some other big names too, you know, the newly-retired generation has some very-very good performers.
     
  11. NMURA

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    I think tickets of JO were never sold out before. It's nearly impossible to fill the 30000 capacity arena even in Tokyo's suburb. Generally, Japanese fans prefer competitions to shows. MWO is more like a show. They needed some kind of competition formats to attract general audiences (who don't know much about foreign skaters).
     
  12. midori

    midori Well-Known Member

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    Kurt Browning is now listed in the roster: :eek: :cheer: :cheer:
    http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/mwo2012/

    Men: Alexei Yagudin, Ilia Kulik, Jeffrey Buttle, Philippe Candeloro, Kurt Browning WOW.
    Ladies: Irina Slutskaya, Joannie Rochette, Laura Lepisto



    The rumor says Takeshi and Shizuka are also joining this.
     
  13. t.mann

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    I wish eagerly Kwan trains again for next year participation.
     
  14. senorita

    senorita New Member

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    This is like a blast from the past competition, Kulik, Irina and Yags all together:inavoid:
     
  15. NONKO

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  16. midori

    midori Well-Known Member

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  17. IceIceBaby

    IceIceBaby Active Member

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    And Candeloro will be there too! :eek:

    But how will they judge this?
     
  18. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

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    This event is becoming more exciting and surprising than any other events in recent history of FS!:biggrinbo:biggrinbo
     
  19. WildRose

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  20. NONKO

    NONKO Active Member

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  21. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

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    Sarah Hughes? For real? This is stunning!
     
  22. DimaToe

    DimaToe Drum, Dance,Skate

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    Now if they could only get the Kween!:swoon: it would be like "SLC class of 2002, the 10 year reunion" lol.:cheer2:
     
  23. NONKO

    NONKO Active Member

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    Shizuka in:)
     
  24. leapfrogonice

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    Haha.... I was thinking the same.

    Really hope videos will be made available. Sounds like it will be SUCH a cool and fun event.
     
  25. luckiest1

    luckiest1 Well-Known Member

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    Elvis has to be included. I hear he's still doing quads & triple combos. :)
     
  26. galaxy

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    Finally!! :) Now Shizuka vs Irina match of Torino again!
     
  27. reut

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  28. galaxy

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    22 skaters will participate in the gala Carnival on Ice ! :eek:
    OMG, can you believe this !? :swoon:


    Shizuka Arakawa
    Takeshi Honda
    Akiko Suzuki
    Mao Asada
    Daisuke Takahashi
    Takahiko Kozuka
    Irina Slutskaya
    Laura Lepisto
    Ilia Kulik
    Philippe Candeloro
    Alexei Yagudin
    Aliona Leonova
    Elena Gedevanishvili
    Evgeni Plushenko
    Jeffrey Buttle
    Ashley Wagner
    Joannie Rochette
    Agnes Zawadzki
    Patric Chan
    Kurt Browning
    Michal Brezina
    Sarah Hughes

    and they are expecting more.... :eek:
     
  29. misskarne

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    What a line up!

    Ilia, Yags and Plushy together - I've been hoping for this forever!
     
  30. galaxy

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    I think one or two pairs and ice dance teams will join the cast. :) They will invite at least one Japanese junior skater like Yuzuru Hanyu 2010 and Risa Shoji last year.