Stars on Ice Cast Announced

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by TanithandBenFan, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. TanithandBenFan

    TanithandBenFan U.S. Ice Dance Junkie

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    http://www.starsonice.com/news.html?n_id=432


     
  2. seabm7

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    The Japanese part of the tour has been announced, too.
    http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/soi2014/tokyo.html#player
    http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/soi2014/nagoya.html#player
    http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/soi2014/osaka.html#player

    Buttle, Rochette, Arakawa, Oda, Asada, Suzuki, Murakami, Virtue & Moir, Shibutani & Shibutani, Reed & Reed, and Takahashi & Kihara


    The Canadian part has been announced quite a while ago:
    http://www.starsonice.ca/the-skaters.html
    Chan, Virtue & Moir, Browning, Rochette, Buttle, Duhamel & Radford, Osmond, Weaver & Poje, and Sawyer.
     
  3. semogal

    semogal Well-Known Member

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    Still ticked that the tour does not come to a city within driving distance for me. Booooo
     
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  4. BaileyCatts

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    I haven't been to an SOI show in several years. Do they still do the big production numbers with the whole cast (circa 1990s), or is it more like COI was in that the skaters just bring their exhibition programs?
     
  5. seabm7

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    That would depends on how much training time they would have between the Worlds and the tour.

    Last year, the US part of the tour consisted of professionals. The Canadian tour was held after the Worlds. IIRC, they had two openings, one final, and some ensemble numbers in between.

    http://kurtfiles.com/pics/event.php?id=2013/Anaheim Stars on Ice (US)

    http://kurtfiles.com/pics/event.php?id=2013/Hamilton Stars on Ice (Canada)
     
  6. rosewood

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  7. paskatefan

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    Very happy for the additions to the US cast! It is a shame that there are still parts of the US that don't get the tour anywhere within a reasonable traveling distance.
     
  8. N_Halifax

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    I will be front row center on opening night of the Canadian tour and will be blogging about it all!
     
  9. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    :)
     
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  10. centerpt1

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    I wish there was some cast mingling between the US and Canadian tours! I'm in the US, but I'd love to see Buttle, Chan, Virtue/Moir, Rochette.
     
  11. paskatefan

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    That's exactly how I feel, but with the overlap of the tours, that won't be the case for this season. :(
     
  12. misskarne

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    Boooo, no Edmunds but Nagasu instead. Boo.
     
  13. BlueRidge

    BlueRidge AYS's snark-sponge

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    because you would have gone to see it if Polina were in it? :p
     
  14. unchat123

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    Are non-North American skaters boycotting the tour or something? The last time I went to CSOI the only non-Canadian skater was Sasha Cohen, and I was very disappointed with the lack of elite international headliners (which, if I'm paying $100 a ticket, I want to see).
     
  15. Meredith

    Meredith what a glorious day!

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    Good question. Even if I understand that Japanese skaters (for example) would be really difficult to obtain on a North American tour, I've never understood the dynamics between the US and Canadian tours.
     
  16. Skittl1321

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    So does all the named cast go to all the shows? Because when I look at the Chicago show, and it says "see the skaters" I click and there is no Jason Brown.
    I'm not spending like $500 (2 tickets, hotel room, gas) if he's not supposed to be there.
     
  17. lauren329

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    Not surprised Polina isn't on the list as the tour is in April and she'll have missed a lot of school with Worlds & Olympics. If there is a stop local to her, I'm sure she might perform as a guest.

    I was sad but not entirely surprised to see that Z/B were not on the list but very surprised to see the Shibs with their Internet following and their MJ program that seems made for SOI not in the cast. The team event was great for those who got medals but its almost like we had 2 teams- the Olympic team and the more exclusive team event medal team. But Chock & Bates at least got the tour. I guess they are IMG clients? Good for them.

    I was initially surprised to see Mirai on the list but this was probably the carrot USFS offered her in exchange for her PC statement the night of the team announcement.
     
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  18. Stephanie

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    I'm surprised about the Shibs too, but maybe school was a factor for them as well (I have no idea how many courses they're taking atm or if they took the whole semester off)
     
  19. snoopy

    snoopy Team St. Petersburg

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    Yeah, there is a dilution of skaters that makes attending the US tours less appealing. In recent years, the only tour that seemed to generate significant international presence was the Korean one. Though now, the Russian tours likely have enough name skaters in Russia alone to make that tour wildly popular.
     
  20. Johnny_Fever

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    A lot fewer towns than in its heyday.
     
  21. BlueRidge

    BlueRidge AYS's snark-sponge

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    I have my eye on Providence. I'm really excited to see these skaters. Sure its not Champions on Ice in its heyday, but its something fun!
     
  22. seabm7

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    At least the Shibutanis are going to the Japan tour.
     
  23. fan

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    disappointed moore-towers and moscovitch wont be in the canadian tour, but i can understand as they're not represented by IMG
     
  24. seabm7

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    A while ago, there was a news report that IMG made a deal with the USFS on a US tour. The report did not say which ice shows they were referring to. For the last several years, the US part of SOI could not find a sponsor and has been struggling. My suspicion is that USFS will do promotion for the tour, while SOI will focus on US skaters.
     
  25. unchat123

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    Yeah, SOI is turning into a protectionist version of the Collins tour...... quite disappointing.
     
  26. skatingfan5

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    :huh: I have no idea what that means.

    I'm glad that there are at least more than a handful of shows for ANY skaters to be able to perform after the season and earn some $$ and for figure skating fans to be able to see live skating.
     
  27. Jenny

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    Ah, that makes sense. I was hoping to see them too - but otherwise the CSOI cast is pretty good and I'm not complaining :)
     
  28. skatesindreams

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    My thought, as well.
     
  29. ks777

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    So Yuna isn't invited to any of the SOI? how about the Russian skaters? I would rather see Lipnitskaya, Mao and Yuna than.. some of the US skaters.
     
  30. unchat123

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    I meant it's becoming a US-only (or Canada-only) version of the Collins "Champions on Ice" tour, where you get to see the one country's latest medal winners, not necessarily seasoned pros.