Aaaaaaah...... Lovely show! Great on-ice seats with a good bunch of friends.
The opening number was brilliant! If that doesn't make you so proud to be a Canadian, then what will? The skating was superb throughout, only Osmond had some wobbles. It's stunning to see how rich Canada is in terms of talented skaters. I could ooze for hours on the sheer wonderfulness of Scott and Tessa; they don't just move fluidly, they ARE fluidity! Joannie seems to be able to do anything; I can't think of a female skater recently who has been able to capture my interest so. Jeff's numbers are works of art that should be studied. We loved Du/Rad and were both surprised that this time we were watching Eric. He is a wonderful partner. Weaver/Poje? Fantastic, sizzling. Quite a few women in our area were drooling over Andrew! And Shawn? What a showman! And it's now the cheap, easy stuff. He really delivers! I agree with Ryan. I hope his routines show up on youtube soon. Nice to see Nam. He certainly has grown. We enjoyed Patrick. I know some have complained that there were only Canadian skaters this year but they've been topnotch, not a dud in the bunch. Group numbers were fun. We really liked the guys number. Oh the things they do with Shawn! I like the girls' one although I am going to have to find out more about the song "Creepy". I couldn't make out the words. All of the performances are worth looking at again.
And then there's Kurt! Sharp as ever. Only he could pull off that comedic number, shades of Scott Hamilton. Sonia and the kids were there.
One really good thing; the past few years the numbers have been low (2000-5000). Tonight, about 10,000! The staff were really happy; they like working SOI because skating fans are polite, very happy and we don't cause any trouble!
We liked the music and loved the choreography. A very high standard keeps loyal SOI fans.
It was a good night! May the rest of you across Canada enjoy!