Weir headlines "Ice Dreams" shows in Jamestown, NY (May 11) & Oakland, CA (June 2)

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  1. Sylvia

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    Jamestown (NY) Post-Journal article: Olympian Weir Will Skate At JSBA

    Johnny Weir headlines this upcoming show at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena on Saturday, May 11 at 7 p.m, along with "U.S. national champion Max Aaron; Samantha Cesario, Junior Grand Prix medalist; Canadian national silver medalists Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier; and two-time Olympian and seven-time Estonian national champion Elena Glebova."

    More info: http://icedreamstour.com/

    Press release: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130424&content_id=45668616&vkey=ice_news

    Scheduled performers, in addition to Weir, at the June 2nd Oakland, Calif. show include Max Aaron, Caydee Denney/John Coughlin, Madison Hubbell/Zach Donohue, Richard Dornbush (confirmed by him on Twitter), and Samantha Cesario.
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    2-time Olympian Weir leads Ice Dreams in Jamestown, N.Y.: http://www.goerie.com/article/20130...lympian-Weir-leads-Ice-Dreams-in-Jamestown-NY
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    Thanks for the info Sylvia, great cast for both shows! Hope we get to see some of the videos up on youtube.
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    computer glitch-duplicate post

    ^Since I have this space anyway due to the error^...via Twitter 05/10/13:

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    Cast photo via Johnny's husband's twitter - if my computer cooperated, the link would be accessible

    Victor Weir-Voronov ‏@Vweirvoronov 22m
    pic.twitter.com/olEsKMuuwj
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    Thanks Sylvia
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    Can anyone who attended give us an update on the show?:)
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    In the video that Sylvia posted I recognized the pretty blond as Piper Gilles. I know that wasn't Paul skating with her so who was it? Thanks!
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    Anyone heading to the Oakland show this weekend? Hope someone will share some pictures-Johnny, Max, Denney/Caughlin, Hubbell/Donohue, Sam and Ricky...and videos would be great too!
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    I second this!! Pretty please.
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    http://www.mercurynews.com/olympics...eir-headlines-oakland-skate-exhibition-sunday

    Johnny Weir headlines Oakland skate exhibition Sunday

    By Elliott Almond
    ealmond@mercurynews.com
    Posted: 05/30/2013 11:04:35 AM PDT
    Updated: 05/30/2013 11:04:38 AM PDT

    OAKLAND — Some of America's top figure skaters will appear Sunday at Oakland Ice Center in an exhibition that includes 60 up-and-coming Northern California athletes.

    Two-time Olympian Johnny Weir, who has launched a comeback to try to qualify for the Sochi Games next year in Russia, headlines "Ice Dreams," a limited national tour. Also scheduled to skate are reigning national champion Max Aaron and Caydee Denney and John Coughlin, who won the 2012 pairs title at the U.S. championships in San Jose. Coughlin is returning to the ice after having surgery earlier this year to repair a torn labrum in his left hip.

    Reigning junior national champion Polina Edmunds of San Jose also will be featured in the show. For information: www.icedreamstour.com or 212-600-4330.
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    Holy moly, 10 minutes from my house; pity the ice center is in an up and coming, but still a bit sketchy 'hood. Not somewhere for a woman to be out at night. I'll beg the old man tomorrow and see if I can cajole him into an early 50th b-day present.
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    Samantha Cesario tweeted this photo of herself, Max Aaron, Jason Brown and Hannah Miller on the beach last night with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background: http://instagram.com/p/aDvWh3HMtP/

    2013 U.S. Junior champ Polina Edmunds tweeted this photo yesterday:
    "Johnny Weir's Ice Show "Ice Dreams" in Oakland CA! Lunch with the cast and bay area girls Amy Lin and I!" http://pic.twitter.com/mhMcheTeaT
    (Amy Lin is the 2013 U.S. Novice silver medalist.)
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    He seems much more in demand by shows and tours than Lysacek who won the Olympic Gold and had a much more successful career, arent I right. Once Stars on Ice goes under, which it will soon, poor Evan will have nothing. Johnny is such a great performer and show skater and such a great and flamboyant personality I am not surprised in anyway.
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    Personally I'd much rather see Johnny in a show than Evan, but in answer to your question, no, you aren't right. The Ice Dreams "tour" is only three cities (and I think they sometimes do a Christmas show somewhere) organized by Johnny's agent, so of course he's the headliner. SOI may be a shadow of its former self, but a spot on that tour is still prestigious, and Evan did it for three-four years I believe. As for other show opportunities, without knowing how many invitations each skater gets, it's hard to judge who is most "in demand."
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    Very few ice shows around nowadays so skaters have no choice but to put together their own show which is what Weir did with Ice Dreams. Maybe one day Evan will organize his own tour?
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    Looks like Denney/Coughlin and Hubbell/Donohue didn't make the show after all.
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    Yeah, I was surprised about that. I wonder if injuries are still a problem. Coughlin had hip surgery, and recently Madison Hubbell fell on a 3-turn & hit her head (don't think it was serious, and don't know if was a factor in the missed show appearance).

    EDIT: She'd tweeted this...

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    Hmm. Hopefully everyone is okay. It's too bad H/D have had some bad luck with their planned appearances. I was going to go to the canceled show in MA.
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    Haven't seen anything to indicate Johnny has any involvement other than headlining. Tara has been putting together shows like this for years to showcase her clients and build her business, and I'm pretty sure that she and her staff developed this one and do all the legwork. The only reference I've seen to Johnny putting together his own show or tour is his on again/off again dream to do some sort of spectacular with Lady Gaga and Elton John, and I suspect if he could ever get them to agree to something, it would again be Tara "putting it together."

    As for Evan, that would surprise the hell out of me. He'd need some serious partners and sponsors for something like that, and while he's got the medals, I don't think he has the level of widespread recognition or the personality to carry his own tour. Very few have done it successfully as even a one-off, let alone a tour, and that includes many of the sport's superstars who ended up being part of ensemble tours instead.
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    Madison did fall on the ice and hit her head. Her doctor would not clear her to travel. Hubbell and Donohue were looking forward to skating their exhibition program in Oakland.