The ICE 2011 tour in Japan, July 23-31

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  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Bring on the JGP & Sr B comps!

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    Dates and Locations published to date: Aichi 7/23-24 and Osaka 7/30-31.

    Reportedly a special benefit show will be held in Tohoku (North Eastern) area for people affected by the 3/11 earthquake/tsunami.

    Cast list on the official event site: http://www.ctv.co.jp/event/the_ice/cast.html
    Mao & Mai Asada, Murakami, Kozuka, Hanyu, Mura, Buttle, Amodio, Rippon, Czisny, Nagasu, Davis/White, Kerr/Kerr, Takahashi/Tran.
     
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  2. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    If anyone's going to dust off their jet, I'd definitely like to hitch a ride to this one! :D
     
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    It was announced “The Ice” will make a free show on July 27 in Hachinohe, Aomori prefecture, Tohoku area. They will not sell any tickets, but invite 1400 people suffered by the earthquake and tsunami.
    All of skaters hope victims have a good time and participate in the show without performance fees.

    Thanks all of skaters, Mao & Mai Asada, Kanako Murakami, Takahiko Kozuka, Yuzuru Hanyu, Jeffrey Buttle, Florent Amodio, Adam Rippon, Joannie Rochette, Alissa Czisny, Mirai Nagasu, Meryl Davis & Charlie White, Sinead Kerr & John Kerr, Qing Pang & Jian Tong, Narumi Takahashi & Mervin Tran.

    http://weblog.ctv.co.jp/theice/top
    http://www.ctv.co.jp/event/the_ice/cast.html
    http://twitter.com/#!/search/ctveventkawa
    http://www.jiji.com/jc/c?g=spo_30&k=2011070600571
     
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    Great idea. How sweet!


    Same here. Especially thanks all skaters who will fly from abroad over to Japan.


    Finally!
    :cheer2:
     
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  5. MikiAndoFan#1

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    That is a wonderful thing to do. :)
     
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    Nagasu had cancelled THE ICE in the last minute two years in a row. I'm not sure yet. Would Caroll allow visits to Japan if it's not a "competition"?

    Some of the junior and novice skaters are invited.

    Aichi - Miyabi Oba, Miu Sato, Saki Kawakami, Sanako Noma
    Uno was listed first but replaced by Sato. He's rumored to be injured.

    Osaka - Taichiro Yamakuma, Marin Honda, Kazuki Tomono
    I've never seen them. Marin Honda is a 9 years old novice girl, rumored to be quite a talent.
     
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    Just curious. What's the point of mentioning it every time in every topic?
     
  10. NMURA

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    Two years ago, Nagasu and Lysacek were invited to Japan Open. However, both of them cancelled due to very unclear reasons (lack of preparation or something). As the replacement for Nagasu, Bebe Liang was invited. I suppose IMG wanted someone with more popularity and the higher caliber, but they wouldn't dare to reject if it was Frank Caroll's recommendation.
     
  11. Sylvia

    Sylvia Bring on the JGP & Sr B comps!

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    Looks like Nagasu has come to Japan this time. There's a tiny photo (プリクラ) with Haruka Imai on her twitter.
     
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    ^^Yeah, it looks like she's made it this year. I know she cancelled her appearance at The Ice and Japan Open last year b/c of the stress fracture she had. I don't know about the year prior to that, but I'd say a cast on your foot is a good reason to cancel. :rolleyes:

    Anyhoo, I'm glad she'll be there this year. I'm not really a fan of ice shows, but Mao's show has really great production value. Lots of costume changes, group numbers and duets, etc., plus they have a great line-up of skaters. I'll be looking for the videos online.

    I just had to add that Mirai is a pretty cool kid! Lol! I read her Twitter page and I have to say, I like her taste in movies, tv and music. She tweeted about Harry Potter (I'm a total HP fanatic!), So You Think You Can Dance? (absolutely love that show), Nikita (best show on The CW!), and Beyonce's new album (she's my favorite singer and her album is phenomenal). Mirai and I would get along pretty well I think...:D
     
  15. Sylvia

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    Here's the photo Mirai tweeted of her and Haruka: http://yfrog.com/kjwf6unj

    Davis, White and Rippon tweeted yesterday that they were off to Japan.
     
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    ^^ That pic is adorable! Mirai looks like a cartoon character, she's so cute!!
     
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    From Nagasu twitter

    今日中京大学ですべらしてもらいました。すごくきれいなリンクでした。真央ちゃんとたかちゃん、ありがとう!!!!o(^▽^)o 日本に来たら、日本語を勉強する気がメッチャ入った!!

    Today, I had the chance to skate at Chukyo University. Tha's was a very beautiful rink. Thank you, Mao-chan and Taka-chan. After coming to Japan, I'm much more motivated to learn Japanese!
     
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    A friend of mine says that among ice shows in Japan, she loves "The Ice" and Shizuka's "Friends on Ice " best. Those are not mega-sized gorgeous shows, but she says the atmosphere is always so warm, cozy and friendly that the audience and skaters could feel close to each other. Those are the two shows she wants to return to and say, "Hi! " again every year, she says.
     
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    This is Taka's Official Website.

    http://www.t-kozuka.com/

    "THE ICE" Taka invited Mirai to dinner. they are soooo cute! :swoon:
     
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    Mirai? What's the hell....

    Mao... :wuzrobbed
     
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    Oh... :confused: Taka said he got support Mirai's family last year, so he thanked Mirai with dinner.
     
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    Adam just tweeted his two exhibition numbers. Talk about a dichotomy!

    Adaripp Adam Rippon
    Performing 2 new programs 2day:D In the1st show, Baby by @justinbieber (choreo @K8create)&in the 2nd, Piano concerto#2 by Rach (choreo Yuka)

    I hope that someone within his fan club in Japan puts some videos up on Youtube because I want to see what Yuka did with Rach Piano Concerto #2
     
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    This is an article in “Youmiuri Shimbun” in Japan.
    Translated from Japanese.
    In a charity ice show for earthquake disaster, Mao and Kozuka did a performance with pair.
    July 23rd, 2011 JST

    The photo:
    Photography: By Satoshi Oga
    Mao Asada and Takahiko Kozuka who are performing together in an ice show (at Nagakute town in July 23rd)
    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/zoom/20110723-OYT9I00648.htm

    In July 23rd, the charity ice show for East Japan Big Earthquake Disaster, "The Ice in Aichi" was held at the ice rink of "the memorial park of EXPO 2005 Aichi Japan" in Nagakute town in Aichi prefecture, and the domestic and foreign famous skaters showed the splendid performance, such as Mao Asada released the exhibition program for next season.

    In the first stage of the ice-show, Asada showed the graceful skating, with skating to the hit music "Jupiter" by lyrics of Ayaka Hirahara, saying "Please watch all of my skating". In the finale, being paired with Takahiko Kozuka, she made an audience excite with the lilting step.

    The article:
    In a charity ice show for earthquake disaster, Mao and Kozuka did a performance with pair.
    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/sports/news/20110723-OYT1T00651.htm


    Reference
    “Jupiter” by lyrics of Ayaka Hirahara.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Sdp-qLOy4w

    “Jupiter” by lyrics of Ayaka Hirahara. English Version
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44ItCutrOk8
     
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    Another news clip. You can see a little of Mao's new exhibition "Jupiter", but just a little.:(

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDPQ1xwAQk8


    Mao says she wants to deliver the power of this show to Tohoku people.
     
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    I love that song. Looking forward to seeing Mao's program. :)

    I agree, and she looks absolutely stunning.
     
  30. Amy03

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    wooow mao looks gourges i really can't wait to see her new programs...:hat1: