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    I think Bolshoi on Ice in S Korea had its own thread in GSD a couple of seasons ago but there isn't this year, so I post this info here. Now Bolshoi on Ice is held and Miki skated in it. In the first act they had 'Frozen' and other performances. In the second act guest skaters including Miki, Kavaguti/ Smirnov, Leonova skated. Miki skated Ave Maria which is her new number. Radionova is going to participate in this show later.

    There are many photos here.
    http://sports.media.daum.net/sports/...40509205806485

    Glimpse of the show.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtOXvfwqheU

    Wish the best for Kavaguti/Smirnov.

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    Happy birthday to rosewood, our hero!
    "I hit him with my shoes... if he had given me the medal like I told him to, I wouldn't have had to hit him!" -- 8-year-old Rhoda Penmark in "The Bad Seed"

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    Hanyu is aiming for four different quad jumps
    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20...000292-sph-spo

    He says "in future" not "in next season", but the new rules could bring a new incentive.

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    ^Thank you for the link. It's a little earlier than I expected; I thought he could work on his new programs with the choreographers after ISU congress finished, and also Shae-Lynn Bourne said in S Korea that she'll choreograph his and Wagner's long programs in two month when she skated in Kim's show(May 4-6). BTW she also said that she'll work as a choreographer for Arakawa's show 'Friend on Ice' in July.http://xportsnews.hankyung.com/?ac=a...ntry_id=445874
    "두 달 뒤에 와그너와 하뉴 유즈루의 롱프로그램 안무를 시작합니다. 이번 공연이 끝난 뒤 캐나다로 돌아가면 수많은 스케이터들과 작업에 들어가요. 그리고 7월에는 아라카와 시즈카(33, 일본, 2006 토리노올림픽 금메달)와 함께하는 프렌즈 온 아이스의 안무를 담당합니다."
    However someone posted on twitter that in PIW show last week Hanyu said to one of his fans something like he had not informed of the things Shae-Lynn Bourne said in S Korea. So I wonder if Ashley may work on her new program with Boune earlier than Bourne mentioned as well.

    As for this article I have to say it's kind of exaggerating one. As NMURA mentioned in his/her post, Hanyu said in interviews he was working on 4Lo(and he nailed one in the finale of the one of the shows in this spring) but he did not have a plan to include 4Lo in the programs for next season. He said he'll talk with his team in Canada, his team will more focus on building up good programs than on challenging more difficult elements.

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    Hanyu will aim at four different quad jumps! He left for Canad where he trains.

    On May 14th men's figure skating gold medalist in Sochi Olympics Yuzuru Hanyu(19, ANA) left Narita airport for Toronto, Canada where he trains under Brian Orser(52). As an Olympic champion he's going to work on his new season's programs with choreographers.

    After skating in ice show in Aomori prefecture, which was held till May 11th, he took a two days rest at his house in Sendai city, Miyagi prefecture. He made a new start after the very shot break. As he said earlier he's "willing to do various different jumps in the future" aiming at "challenging and improving", he may try four different quad jumps. Adding to 4T and 4S which he did in Olympics he'll aim at acquiring 4Lo and 4Lz.

    In the next season new rules allow skaters to skate to vocal musics. Also there are new rules which reduce base value of the jump to 70% if the skater was given an edge violation call. We can expect a new program from him, which has vocals and four different quad jumps. He'll stay in Toronto for a few weeks and then come back to Japan in the beginning of June to skate in ice shows across this country.

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    Thanks for a sweet message! I'm happy if you enjoyed my posts on FSU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosewood View Post

    Thanks for a sweet message! I'm happy if you enjoyed my posts on FSU.
    You're May 16th as well? Happy birthday twin!

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    And you too, 96horseluvr!

    ETA:
    Adding some news of Japanese skaters. Kansai University is going to held exhibitions for Daisuke Takahashi, Nobunari Oda, and Tatsuki Machida. It'll exhibit their medals, costumes etc. Happy to see they're receiving love from their University. http://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/nenshi/news/detail.php?cd=94

    And one more. I'm not sure this is Japanese news or Russian one but Anna Pogorilaya is going to appear in Japanese TV entertainment show today. The TV program is very popular one in Japan. Shizuka Arakawa, Sasha Cohen and Caroline Zhang appeared on the program in the past and they showed their super flexibility. I'm looking forward to seeing Anna too. It seems Japanese TV stations are interested in Russian ladies skaters as well as their figure skating schools. I saw Miyu Honda visited Russia and reported about her peers in a figure skating school.
    The official site of the TV program in which Anna is going to appear. http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/kanjani-shiwake/

    I translated an article about Machida and posted it on a new Machida thread I started in TC. If you are interested, visit there and read it. Since it is off season, I'd like to take time to post information about less popular Japanese skaters. I'll post the translations of articles about Machida there from time to time.(Sorry to call him less popular but he's less popular comparing to some big names like Daisuke, Yuzuru, or Nobu among Japanese current or newly retired male skaters.)
    http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...Machida-thread
    Last edited by rosewood; 05-17-2014 at 12:31 PM.

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    Body balancing contest: Miyu Honda vs Anna Pogorilaya et al
    http://video.fc2.com/content/2014051...9&start=11.038

    This is a long one - 98 minutes

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    Mao Asada takes a season off
    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20...5-nksports-spo

    If anyone wants to start a thread, please.

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    Aww. I'm sad not to see Mao this season. But I understand that she would want a break now.

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    According to Reeds' blog entry they'are very happy that they're going to train under Marina Zueva. Cathy is leaving for Canton on this Thursday. Chris will join her later. He'll focus on recovering from his injury(he had an operation on his knee recently) in New Jersey at this point. http://ameblo.jp/reed-icedance-blog/...856891495.html

    Arakawa on VOGUE Wedding Japan.(It was filmed/shot before she noticed her pregnancy.) http://wedding.vogue.co.jp/archives/2685

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    So the Reeds have moved to Zueva permanently now? Or is it just a summer thing?

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    I think it's permanent move.

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    ^My interpretation of the blog entry is that Marina will be the Reeds new coach. If true very good move for them

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    Re-posting this interesting info from the Mao Asada thread in GSD (thanks, rosewood! ):
    Quote Originally Posted by bebecebubu View Post
    what are the other skater major, such as miki ando and takahiko kozuka that attend the same university as mao? the same
    i remember that taka-chan already in graduate school in cukhyo
    and the other skater in kansai uni such as dai, oda, machida ?
    Quote Originally Posted by rosewood View Post
    ^I usually don't follow skaters' private life so I asked Google.

    Chukyo Univ students

    Takahiko Kozuka graduated from Chukyo University Faculty of Physical Education. He entered to the graduate school and his major is physical education.

    Miki Ando entered Chukyo University Faculty of Physical Education and finished in 2011. Supposedly she took online classes or something since she mostly stayed out of Japan during those years.

    Mao entered Chukyo University Faculty of Physical Education and she took one year off from school till this April. Supposedly she's aiming at finishing school next March.

    Kanako entered Chukyo University Faculty of Sports Science last April.

    Kansai Univ students

    Daisuke Takahashi graduated from Kansai University Faculty of Letters Department of Humanities. His major was sports culture. He entered to the graduate school and he major is sports culture. He's been taking absence for a couple of years.

    Nobunari Oda graduated from Kansai University Faculty of Letters Department. He majored in English literature and English linguistics. He entered to the graduate school of Letters. I guess his major is the same as Takahashi's(=sports culture) since in a recent interview he said he's aiming at graduating by finishing master thesis on coaching.

    Tatsuki Machida entered Kansai University Faculty of Letters and he's aiming at graduating next Mach. I guess his major is the same as Takahashi's(=sports culture).


    BTW I found this photo which Kanako posted on twitter. They seem they are already sitting in a shade somewhere on a southern island. But the fact is Kanako and Mao are sitting in their campus and chatting on LINE. See comments posted by Nobu and Akiko below the photo. In a live interview on TV one of them said Team Japan skaters have their account on LINE and their group name is 'Soch'. https://twitter.com/Canyanpy1107/sta...25168147398656
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosewood View Post
    Miki skated on the handmade outside rink on the NORTH POLE!!
    http://barneo-polus.livejournal.com/38360.html

    Do anyone remember Arakawa skated on the handmade rink on the sea? The same TV crew took Miki to the north pole to skate there. It's not aired on TV yet but we'll see the video on youtbe soon after the broadcasting.
    The entertainment show was aired a couple days ago in Japan. But I can't find any good video on youtube I found only this one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tBtUAAqorM

    Miki posted some great photos on her instagram. http://instagram.com/p/odJHrhl_Kq/

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    Miki on top of the world!
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    Re-posting here:
    Quote Originally Posted by Rogueskater View Post
    I noticed a tweet welcoming a team from Japan to train full time in Vancouver. I am not familiar with these skaters but maybe there are 3 senior teams for Japan this year.
    https://twitter.com/skatevidanews/st...63872028545024
    Does anyone know what Kana's and Hiro's last names are?
    Their photo from March: http://ow.ly/i/4QLU7

    ETA all the dance teams that competed nationally in 2013-14:

    Senior:
    1 Cathy REED / Chris Reed KINOSHITA CLUB
    2 Emi HIRAI / Marien De La Asuncion OSAKA SKATING CLUB
    3 Shizuru AGATA naniwa senior high school / Kentaro SUZUKI Meiji Univ
    4 Chinatsu NAKAZAWA / Kokoro MIZUTANI Shinyokohama prince club

    Nov. 22-24, 2013 (Aichi)
    Junior Ice Dance
    1 Shizuru AGATA naniwa senior high school / Kentaro SUZUKI
    2 Kumiko MAEDA / Aru TATENO

    Oct. 25-27, 2013 (Ibaraki) National Novice Championships
    Novice Ice Dance - Final Results
    1. Kumiko MAEDA / Aru TATENO
    2. Mina MIZUKI Orion FSC / Junya WATANABE naniwa senior high school
    3. Kiria HIRAYAMA / Kazuki KUSHIDA
    Last edited by Sylvia; 05-31-2014 at 12:40 AM. Reason: To correct to Kana & Hiro
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    Wow does that mean Japan can use all of their NHK spots when this team goes senior?

    Maybe Kamei Royals will create rolls in their honor.
    "The team doesn't get automatic capacity because management is mad" -- Greg Smith, agile guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Re-posting here:

    Does anyone know what Hana's and Kiro's last names are?
    Their photo from March: http://ow.ly/i/4QLU7
    They are Kana Muramoto and Hirokazu Noguchi.
    Muramoto was converted from singles and Noguchi's former partner is Nana Sugiki.

    Also there's a new junior pair team of Miu Suzaki and Kaishu Yoshida (coached by Utako Wakamatsu). I don't know if they can make JGP debut though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NMURA View Post
    They are Kana Muramoto and Hirokazu Noguchi.
    Muramoto was converted from singles and Noguchi's former partner is Nana Sugiki.
    Oops, I meant Kana & Hiro (I transposed their first letters of their first names in my earlier post). Thanks! I remember Kana Muramoto and I'm glad to hear she is trying ice dancing - link to her ISU bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00010982.htm
    "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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