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    Quote Originally Posted by MelissaG View Post
    I just came back from the show. I loved it!!! It was wonderful to see all the skaters showing off their kids, they sure had a lot to be proud off. The show started with Sara Evans singing while the skaters were introduced, among them: Kurt Browning, Paul Wylie, Isabelle Brasseur and Rocky Marval, John Zimmerman and Silvia Fontana, Naomi Lang, Irina Slutskaya, Katia Gordeeva and Ilia Kulik. However, the first solo number was Steven Cousins' (this was his only number). All the other skaters performed at least 2 numbers (Katia and Ilia had 2 numbers with their daughter and 1 solo each). Also, Michael Weiss (who was the host along Kristi Yamaguchi) performed a number sang by his daughter. Now, the performances I remember the most: Paul Wylie's Olympic Games number (performed with his wife and children), Kurt Browning's French restaurant number (those kids were so cute, they outshine dad), the two Isabelle Brasseur and Rocky Marval's performances (their daughter is wonderful), Katia Gordeeva's performing Carmen, and the last number performed by Katia, Ilia, and their daughter.
    After the show I went to the Meet & Greet session, I was able to get autograph and pictures of most of the skaters. Everybody was really nice and welcoming but I have to say, Kurt Browning was the best, he has a way to make you feel at ease and comfortable. Isabelle Brasseur and Rocky Marval were also very warm and friendly, Isabelle even made sure that I got a good photo and had the patience to wait until I did. Paul Wylie was also very humble and approachable, I didn't realize he had his mouth full when I started talking to him so he apologized for not answering right a way, he was funny, he said something about being really hungry.
    Thanks for the report! Post long and often!

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    Sounds like a wonderful experience. So glad for those who got to go!
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    Backstage group photo (Marval, Brasseur, Wylie, Yamaguchi, S. Cousins, Gordeeva, Kulik, Zimmerman) via Kristi Y: http://instagram.com/p/gSA19XkvRh/

    Thanks for sharing, MelissaG!
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Here is an article published on our student's paper http://www.collegian.psu.edu/arts_an...a4bcf6878.html (it includes a nice picture of Isabelle Brasseur and family)

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    @DissonSkating has tweeted 3 "sneak peek" photos from the show:

    Katia Gordeeva, Ilia Kulik & their daughter Liza: http://pic.twitter.com/dmmAJ3hy6U

    Kurt Browning's theatrical number with his family: http://pic.twitter.com/Nb4QuxneC0

    Naomi Lang & her daughter Lillia: http://pic.twitter.com/lUMxKntNgT

    Rehearsal photos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1882236&type=1
    Last edited by Sylvia; 11-07-2013 at 01:33 AM.
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Who is the dark haired girl in the photos with Liza Kulik?

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    Gabriella Marvaldi (daughter of Isabelle Brasseur and Rocky Marval). She competed at the Juvenile level in singles this season (like Liza Kulik) and will compete in Novice Pairs at Eastern Sectionals later this month.
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    The girls are similar in size and appear close in age. The quality of their skating makes me feel very good about the future of competitive skating, should they decide to remain in the sport. Loved seeing Gabriella and Liza on the ice together.

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    The live show was excellent. I was particularly impressed with Paul Wylie's "You've Got a Friend in Me" & Kurt's "Cats in the Cradle" programs. Other highlights were Paul & family's Winter Olympic Tribute, Katia & Ilia's individual programs. Gabby & Lizaveta are very talented (Liza is also an articulate young lady in how she announced the skaters & their kids). I just hope NBC does justice to all the skaters& their adorable kids during the actual broadcast on11/24.

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    130 photos from the show: http://www.flickr.com/photos/disson_...h/10823723834/

    Cute backstage videos!

    Liza Kulik (daughter of Ekaterina Gordeeva and Ilia Kulik) and Gabriella Marvaldi (daughter of Isabelle Brasseur and Rocky Marval) play games with Sofia Zimmerman (daughter of Silvia Fontana and John Zimmerman).
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kek2INsiFBQ

    Hannah Wylie (daughter of Paul Wylie) and Lillia Besedin (daughter of Naomi Lang) perform "The Cups Song" from "Pitch Perfect" during rehearsals of Musselman's Family Skating Tribute at Pegula Ice Arena.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4eO8kz20J4

    NBC Airdate
    Sunday, November 24, 2013
    4:00 – 6:00 PM EST
    Check your local listings!
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    [QUOTE=Sylvia;4050068]130 photos from the show: http://www.flickr.com/photos/disson_...h/10823723834/

    Cute backstage videos!

    Liza Kulik (daughter of Ekaterina Gordeeva and Ilia Kulik) and Gabriella Marvaldi (daughter of Isabelle Brasseur and Rocky Marval) play games with Sofia Zimmerman (daughter of Silvia Fontana and John Zimmerman).
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kek2INsiFBQ

    From the amount of "Uh,oh" going on, it sound like someone in this trio has been watching Teletubbies.

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    Bumping up as a reminder that the NBC broadcast is today from 4-6 pm Eastern (following the CoR coverage).
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Time for fluff and cuteness overload!
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    130 photos from the show: http://www.flickr.com/photos/disson_...h/10823723834/

    Cute backstage videos!

    Liza Kulik (daughter of Ekaterina Gordeeva and Ilia Kulik) and Gabriella Marvaldi (daughter of Isabelle Brasseur and Rocky Marval) play games with Sofia Zimmerman (daughter of Silvia Fontana and John Zimmerman).
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kek2INsiFBQ

    Hannah Wylie (daughter of Paul Wylie) and Lillia Besedin (daughter of Naomi Lang) perform "The Cups Song" from "Pitch Perfect" during rehearsals of Musselman's Family Skating Tribute at Pegula Ice Arena.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4eO8kz20J4

    NBC Airdate
    Sunday, November 24, 2013
    4:00 – 6:00 PM EST
    Check your local listings!
    So cute!!
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    So who's watching?

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    Me! I always hate the format of these, but I like the skaters enough to watch anyway. And I like Sara Evans.
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    Yeah me too. And oh I'm enjoying John Zimmerman.

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    BABIES ON ICE! So freakin' cute!
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    I'd be one happy baby too, if my dad was porny John Z!

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    What a shock, John and Sylvia's kids are adorable.

    These shows are cheesey but I always enjoy seeing the kids. When you've followed some of these skaters for years, it's cute to see them showing off their kids and to see some of the children grow over the years.
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