Yes, as was previously mentioned, Ashley skated to La La Land. Alysa skated her short to Don’t Rain on My Parade, and Ayaka skated a program to selections from Swan Lake. This was after the awards, and each skater had a bit of time to warm up before starting their program.It appears from photos on Twitter that Ashley, Alysa & Hosoda each skated an additional, unjudged program.
I was really impressed with Mirai looking so crisp on her jumps, and Alysa’s presentation skills seemed to be much improved from when I saw her a year ago. Meite’s FS was definitely a crowd pleaser, and it almost seemed like she was performing directly to Surya Bonaly.
It was an enjoyable event overall, with many generations of skaters coming together, and it was fun to see some familiar old faces. It wasn’t very well attended, but ticket prices were low enough that there were definitely people who had never seen skating live in the audience. It was fun to hear a few people near us get really excited or gasp at some fairly minor things and vicariously see skating from their perspective. It’d be great if events like this are able to draw more fans to the sport! I don’t know how reliable this is, but I heard that they may try to hold this event every two years.
I will say that even after attending, I’m still not sure how exactly the scores were calculated or what the rules were, if there were any.