Stars on Ice Japan

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Teenes, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. Teenes

    Teenes New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2002
    Messages:
    734
    I haven't seen anything posted about this yet?

    The Stars on Ice Japan website has been updated with information on this year's tour, and tickets are on sale now.

    http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/soi2011/

    The show will be going to Osaka for 3 shows and Tokyo for 3 shows in January:
    Jan. 8, 2011 @3PM (doors open 2pm) - Namihaya Dome - Osaka
    Jan. 9, 2011 @12PM (doors open 11AM) - Namihaya Dome - Osaka
    Jan. 9, 2011 @5PM (doors open 4PM) - Namihaya Dome - Osaka
    Jan. 15, 2011 @1PM (doors open 12PM) - Yoyogi National Stadium - Tokyo
    Jan. 15, 2011 @6PM (doors open 5PM) - Yoyogi National Stadium - Tokyo
    Jan. 16, 2011 @1PM (doors open 12PM) - Yoyogi National Stadium - Tokyo

    The cast:
    Evan Lysacek
    Sasha Cohen
    Jamie Sale & David Pelletier
    Kurt Browning
    Todd Eldredge
    Tanith Belbin & Ben Agosto
    Michael Weiss
    Joannie Rochette
    Jeff Buttle
    Daisuke Takahashi
    Miki Ando
    Takahiko Kozuka
    Shizuka Arakawa
    Takeshi Honda
    Evgeni Plushenko (Tokyo only)
    Mao Asada (Osaka only)

    I've put this info in English on my site as well: http://www.kurtfiles.com/soi/tournews.php#jsoi
     
    LynnW and (deleted member) like this.
  2. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Messages:
    3,800
    Thank you. So glad the three tours (Japan/USA/ Canada) are NOT overlapping this year!
     
  3. Teenes

    Teenes New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2002
    Messages:
    734
    Indeed. It means Kurt Browning's skating in all three tours this year =).
     
  4. lucysk8

    lucysk8 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2010
    Messages:
    8
    Wow really? Kurt is still going strong! Amazing!
     
  5. Sylvia

    Sylvia Bring on the JGP & Sr B comps!

    Joined:
    May 27, 2002
    Messages:
    30,524
    Tanith's latest tweet:
     
  6. skamper23

    skamper23 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Messages:
    2,307
    Kurt Browning's tweet about 6 hrs ago "Sitting beside Buttle waiting for our flight to Japan."

    And Todd Eldredge posted on his facebook page early this am " Sitting in the airport about to begin my long travel day to Japan for some Stars on Ice shows. Love skating for the Japanese fans and the sushi too!!! Hoping to get in a round of golf while we're there as well :)"

    Japanese fans are very lucky!! Hope to hear reports or better yet see videos of the performances!!
     
  7. Lutzcy

    Lutzcy Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2002
    Messages:
    209
    :)
    I'm thinking that having to replace a house might mean a need for more touring? If that is true, I'm still very sorry for the loss of his home, but very glad that we fans get to see more of him! :)
     
  8. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Messages:
    3,800
    Bring on the reports and photos! :D
     
  9. Meredith

    Meredith what a glorious day!

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2003
    Messages:
    1,637
    That's quite a cast! :D
     
  10. let`s talk

    let`s talk Banned Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2009
    Messages:
    943
  11. Teenes

    Teenes New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2002
    Messages:
    734
    I just noticed that Kyoko Ina has been added to the cast of Stars on Ice Japan. Interesting.

    Also, Yuzuru Hanyu will be skating in the Osaka shows, while Kanako Murakami will be skating in the Tokyo shows.

    And I was sent this link to what looks like a SOI Japan preview show - lots of great footage of past tours, even if I can't understand what they're saying.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH616mp9ghQ
    (I think I'm hearing the words "showman" in relation to Todd Eldredge and "sexy" in relation to Miko Ando??)
     
  12. luCN

    luCN New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2010
    Messages:
    471
    wow,intersting video!

    will it be broadcast on TV?
     
  13. galaxy

    galaxy Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Messages:
    440
    I agree. I didn't have a plan to go see it, but the video does make me want to buy a ticket and attend now. Fantastic video!
    Yes, their site says it will be aired on January 16 from 7:54 pm.
    http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/soi2011/
     
  14. skamper23

    skamper23 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Messages:
    2,307
    Kyoko Ina? That IS interesting...would she be skating alone?? I know she just did Battle of The Blades, but I thought she was coaching now. I read an article on icenetwork in which John Zimmerman said he and Kyoko were in talks with SOI to maybe do a few week-end shows...I was so hoping that they would be taking S/P's place on the U.S. tour for the dates S/P are not doing...but no announcement has been made yet.
     
  15. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Messages:
    13,899
    She was an accomplished singles competitor (4th in US Ladies; and also competed for JPN when younger) prior to becoming a pair skater.
     
  16. midori

    midori Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2002
    Messages:
    2,959
    She is skating only in the group numbers.
     
  17. skamper23

    skamper23 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Messages:
    2,307
    Thanks Midori!
     
  18. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Messages:
    3,800
    We saw Kyoko this past summer at the Liberty Summer Competition in Aston, PA. She was coaching Samantha Caesario, who will compete at US Nationals. Hope we get to see Kyoko in the K&C during Nationals later in the month.
     
  19. ks1227

    ks1227 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2002
    Messages:
    3,841
    :cheer2: Too bad I can't go to Japan for Stars on Ice this year. It seems more interesting than the U.S. version usually is. :shuffle:
     
    PeterG and (deleted member) like this.
  20. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    Messages:
    3,800
    ^ The Lake Placid debut show was great. :D ;) If we lived in Japan, we would certainly want to attend Japan SOI too.
     
  21. kamarinabitto

    kamarinabitto New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2010
    Messages:
    11
  22. kamarinabitto

    kamarinabitto New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2010
    Messages:
    11
  23. jjane45

    jjane45 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Messages:
    685
    Thank you for the photos and reports!!
     
  24. Carets

    Carets New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2007
    Messages:
    18
  25. Roxanne

    Roxanne New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Messages:
    319
    Any reports yet?
     
  26. senorita

    senorita New Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2008
    Messages:
    1,945
    was Honda in the cast??? I saw him twitting from the show but I didnt get from google if he was participating or just watching!I love to see him skate again!
    And it seems Kozuka invited Hote I in the cast!
     
  27. Jaana

    Jaana Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2002
    Messages:
    3,882
  28. yukky

    yukky New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    418