They added Shizuka Arakawa and Sasha Cohen to the Carnival on Ice cast. (
Japan Open Gala)
Wow.Mao Asada, Miki Ando, Daisuke Takahashi, Takahiko Kozuka, Takeshi Honda, Cathy Reed and Chris Reed,
Jeffrey Buttle, Adam Rippon, Joannie Rochette, Mirai Nagasu, Evgeni Plushenko, Laura Lepisto, Sarah Meier,
Michal Brezina, Sasha Cohen, Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao, Shizuka Arakawa, and more.......
Who's coming next?
I wonder how much money the organizer is milking out from the fans. lol Nothing wrong with it. Hell, if they have this show and cast in Canada, i'll go and see it.
Wow, its the first time Sasha and Shizuka skate together again since Torino??
IIRC, Sasha and Shizuka skated together in Sendai (Shizuka's hometown) after Torino.
He performed at Japan Open or Carnival on Ice every year except when he got appendix.
He skated/ will skate in Korea and China this year, and has been performing in Japan longer than 10 years, but did not have an opportunity to skate in Japan this year yet.
We Japanese are keen on seeing him skate live!
me too! Please let Yagudin show up!
Sasha is just invited to skate in the exhibition, I believe. Ditto for Shizuka.
Yes, and Shizuka will also skate at Japan Open as a guest.
Team Europe: Laura Lepisto, Sarah Meier, Evgeni Plushenko, Michael Brezina
Team North America: Joannie Rochette, Mirai Nagasu, Jeffrey Buttle, Adam Rippon
Team Japan: Mao Asada, Miki Ando, Daisuke Takahashi, Takahiko Kozuka
Guests: Shizuka Arakawa, Takeshi Honda, Cathy Reed and Chris Reed
Carnival on Ice (Japan Open Gala)
Sasha Cohen, Shizuka Arakawa, Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao, Takeshi Honda, Cathy Reed and Chris Reed, and an all Japan Open cast.
Buttle vs. Buttle Jr!!
I'm always wondering why guest skaters skate in the competition.
Is it usual, or just for this event?
Who is Buttle Jr.?
Now people are discussing if Plushenko needs to be replaced. If so how about Joubert?
That's strange. I think Japan Open is a pro-am competition, allowing up to one professional per team. Anyway, Joubert may be going to French Masters, Sept 30-Oct 2.
According to someone at Golden Skate, Mirai has withdrawn from Japan Open and will be replaced by Cynthia Phaneuf.