COI 2006 in Denver

※added 2007/04/12 追記

Johnny Weir Online > gallery > 2006 summer photos
with Marina Eltsova, Tatyana Totmyanina, Maksim Marinin, Marina Anissina and Johnny Weir

※added 2006/07/29 追記

FSU > COI scaling back?(threads merged)
Ira, I really love to watch her, and live was something beyond my exspectations. There is something that really draws me into her and the way she skates, she has a lot of sex appeal but at the same time is just this cutie you just want to pinch her cheeks. I was not fond of the outfit she wore but like the fact she did some of the routine with a hat. I was bummed because the website plays OOps, by Brittany Spears, and I was hoping for that, oh well She did great bielmanns, way better then in the Olys or anything I saw in the past 2 years - ones like when she was 19-20. Strait legs (almost locked knees on the first spin) and good arch perfectly centered - NO "ice cream cone" during spins or spiral. I was a little perplexed at why so good tonight? Her legs were a little shaky in some portions - spiral sequence - but solid on her spins and jumps. As she skated by in the dark the first time I will have to say that may have been the first time I was truly "starstruck" - just thinking wow, that is really Irina. I can't believe I would ever have felt that way. Very strange moment for me. Her hair was so cute. So close to a Dorothy but tapered, I think that's why I want one. She really melts my heart with admiration, one of those I just like for everything they truly are.


※added 2006/07/25 追記

きょうのわたし あしたのわたし > 氷上の芸術観賞・・・


イリーナ・スルツカヤ(Irina Slutskaya)の Champions on Ice 2006 tour (COI チャンピオンズオンアイスツアー)36日目は、コロラド州デンバーです。

日時 Date : 2006/07/22 19:00 (日本 07/23 10:00 Japan Time)

会場 Venue : Denver, CO - Pepsi Center hockey 18129 seats
Google Map

チケット Tickets : US $30.00 - $65.00
VIP Front Row Tickets (Backstage VIP Auction) $195.00 落札


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COI 2006 in Chicago

※ added 2006/07/22 追記

 近況報告 ふろむ シカゴ > またまたアイスショー


※ added 2006/07/02 追記

在米のviolausamayuさんのブログ アメリカに住んでみて 06/30 "Champions On Ice の写真"にスルツカヤの写真があります!

同じく在米のnahozoさんのブログ Chicago東奔西走 06/24 "生イナバウア!"


※ added 2006/06/27 追記

MKF > All COI Pics/Backstage/MK Reports go here! #928
I was privileged to witness the 2 p.m. Chicago show
・・・Sasha, Irina, Tanith and Ben were excellent.
I noticed a couple of guys video-taping the show, and I asked them if they were taping for a television station because this show SHOULD BE TELEVISED!! they explained to me that they were following Shizuka's performances, although they taped the entire show, possibly for a special in Japan.


※ added 2006/06/26 追記

ISFF > Chicago COI by Dilng
I went to the show last night in Chicago.
Irina looks great. She came out in the opening and did some nice spins. She was wearing a cute two piece outfit and it showed how incredible she looks.
She skated her number in the last half of the show and she did a very nice job. She landed some good jumps and did a triple double, did a step and then another double. she had great energy and she got a nice response from the audience.
In the closing number she stood right next to us, but she was facing the ice. My daughter wanted to get her picture so I yelled Irina and she turned around and gave us a great big smile. My daughter was thrilled. It was just the perfect ending to a vey enjoyable night.
She wore white in the closing number and she looked beautiful in that costume. It was very simple, but elegant and I thought Irina looked stunning. I couldn't help but wish that she would come back for another European or World competition. She just looks like she is in great shape and I thought she skated very well last night. Irina's skating is even better live then it is on television.

Shizuka was there last night and she was wonderful as well. She really did an excellent job. However, she skated right before Sasha which I thought was wrong. I think the Olympic Gold Medalist should rate higher then Sasha.

MKF > All COI Pics/Backstage/MK Reports go here! #917
At 12:30, the guard opened the doors and said that the people there for the reception could go right up to the room. He said my friend and a few others could sit on benches in the atrium-type area until the main doors opened again at 1pm. We were sitting for like 2 minutes and this guy came over and asked if we wanted to meet skaters. I was like "Oh my gosh, YES!!" so he gave us two passes to go up to this meeting room where the group waiting outside had been going. He also gave us what should have been upgraded tickets, but mine were front row, so we didn't use them. We got there and it was set up like a luncheon sort of deal with hors d'euvers (sp?). I was too excited to eat. A lady came in and said that Johnny Weir, Irina S, and B&A would be up in 5 minutes. They sat in a semi-circular booth behind a table where programs were stacked up. People had started to take the programs, but the organizers told us to leave them there and the skaters would give them to us when they were done signing. First, Irina signed and handed the book off to B&A, who handed it off to Johnny. When Irina signed, I asked her what her jacket had written on it, she said "Russia" and started signing the next book.
Shizuka was very good, her Ina Bauer is breathtaking!
この人の撮った写真です 同#977※2006/07/05追記

MKF > All COI Pics/Backstage/MK Reports go here! #905
Matt skated to his Solo Amore program, and Shizuka to YRMU. Michelle did skate a little in the finale in the beginning. Neither she nor Shizuka (of course) skated in the group ending, but came out to lead the parade around the rink to We are the Champions.
クワンと静香はグループエンディングでは(もちろん)滑らず、リンクを回る We are the Champions パレードを率いた。


イリーナ・スルツカヤ(Irina Slutskaya)の Champions on Ice 2006 tour (COI チャンピオンズオンアイスツアー)28日目は、イリノイ州シカゴです。

日時 Date : 06/24 14:00 (Japan Time 日本時間 06/25 04:00)
            20:00 (Japan Time 日本時間 06/25 10:00)

会場 Venue : Chicago, IL - United Center

Google map Irina is here ! ← ここ♪

チケット Tickets : $30.00 - $250.00
 Backstage VIP Auction 最低落札 14:00:$260, 20:00:$300
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COI 2006 in Columbia

※added 2006/06/04 追記
Sasha Fans Forum > COI - Columbia, SC - pics

Sasha Fans Forum > COI - Columbia, SC - WOW!!!
Irina was the first to come out, and she signed a lot of autographs and took pics with the fans. She looked great and had a different hairstyle which was really cute and a little blue t-shirt and jeans. She is really tiny, btw, in person.


イリーナ・スルツカヤ(Irina Slutskaya)の Champions on Ice 2006 tour (COI チャンピオンズオンアイスツアー) 22日目は、サウスカロライナ州コロンビアです。

日時 Date : 2006/05/17 19:00 (日本 05/18 08:00 Japan Time)

会場 Venue : Columbia, SC - Colonial Center 18,000 seats
google map

チケット Tickets : $141, $91, $66, $46, $31

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COI 2006 in Roanoke

イリーナ・スルツカヤ(Irina Slutskaya)の Champions on Ice 2006 tour (COI チャンピオンズオンアイスツアー) 21日目は、バージニア州ロアノークです。

日時 Date : 2006/05/15 19:00 (日本 05/16 08:00 Japan Time)

会場 Venue : Roanoke, VA - Roanoke Civic Center
google map

チケット Tickets : $58.50, $79.00

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COI 2006 in Fort Myers

※ added 2006/04/26 追記

Kathy B. " COI pics - a few "


※ added 2006/04/11 追記

Michelle Kwan Forum
2006COI in Ft. Myers. opening IMG_0055.jpg2006COI in Ft. Myers. slu IMG_0116.jpg
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【上左opening 上右スルツカヤが“Big Spender”やってます!
【中左・中右・下左closing 下右closingアメリカではクワンが主役】

Practicing finale number in Fort Myers


※ added 2006/04/09 追記

関連記事:スルツカヤ、COIツアーin Fort Myers、地元紙レポート


※ added 2006/04/09 追記

関連記事:★スルツカヤ、ニュープログラム“Hey Big Spender”


※ added 2006/04/08 追記

ISFF > review of COI in ft. Myers FL

Irina Slutskaya showed off a teasing playful side that we don't get the pleasure of seeing in competition as she skated to, Hey, big spender,・her jumps were, with just one botch, HUGE. She is such a fun and exciting skater to watch whether it be in competition or exhibition in which she is able to show off her personality more. The crowd seemed well-pleased with her and I was thrilled.
Ira, Sasha, Yevgeni are all in the second half.

"Hey, Big Spender" is a splendid music choice for Irina. The black fringe costume which she used earlier in Russian tour is what she is wearing. It's said to be a really good program.


イリーナ・スルツカヤ(Irina Slutskaya)が参加する Champions on Ice 2006 tour (COI2006, チャンピオンズオンツアー)が始まります。初日は、フロリダ州 Fort Myers です。何でフロリダにスケートリンクがあるのかと思ったら、アメリカはアイスホッケーが盛んなんですね。

日時 Date : 2006/04/07 19:30

場所 Venue : Fort Myers, FL - Germain Arena

Google Map 

【Germain Arena】
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Champions on Ice 2006 tour

イリーナ・スルツカヤ(Irina Slutskaya)は4月7日から8月16日までアイスショーツアー“チャンピオンズオンアイス” Champions on Ice 2006 Tour (COI2006) に参加します。55都市 60公演!ISFFによると毎年7月は休むようです。ハンバーガー発言に対する反応も気になる。トリノオリンピックでアメリカが金メダルを取れなかったからか、チケットの値上げが影響したのか、売れ行き悪いようです。


COI > Performances
This is the figure skating tour you don't want to miss! This year's show features the skaters who will compete in the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy. And they'll come directly from the Olympics to the United States to appear in the 2006 Tour of John Hancock Champions On Ice. It's your chance to see gold, silver and bronze medal performances!

日程 Schedule : 2006/04/07-08/16
04/07 7:30 - Fort Myers, FL - Germain Arena
04/08 3:00 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BankAtlantic Center
04/09 3:00 - Orlando, FL - TD Waterhouse Centre
*04/10 Skating with the Stars under the Stars
(04/11 Marshalls International Showcase)
04/13 7:00 - Hampton, VA - Hampton Coliseum
04/14 7:30 - Richmond, VA - Richmond Coliseum
04/15 2:00 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
04/15 8:00 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
04/16 3:00 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
04/17 7:00 - Reading, PA - Sovereign Center
04/18 - Trenton, NJ
04/20 - Durham, NC
04/21 7:30 - Hartford, CT - Hartford Civic Center
04/22 2:00 - Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Garden
04/22 8:00 - Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Garden
04/23 1:00 - Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum
*04/27 Skating clinic in Columbus スケート教室
04/28 - Springfield, MA - MassMutual Center
04/29 2:00 - East Rutherford, NJ - Continental Airlines Arena
04/29 8:00 - East Rutherford, NJ - Continental Airlines Arena
04/30 3:00 - Providence, RI - Dunkin' Donuts Center
05/01 - Albany, NY
05/02 7:00 - Rochester, NY - Blue Cross Arena
05/03 - Buffalo, NY
05/05 7:30 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
05/06 3:00 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
05/07 2:00 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
05/10 7:00 - Louisville, KY - Freedom Hall
05/12 7:30 - Raleigh, NC - RBC Center
05/13 3:00 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Bobcats Arena
05/14 - Greensboro, NC
05/15 7:00 - Roanoke, VA - Roanoke Civic Center
(05/16 Superstars on Ice)
05/17 7:00 - Columbia, SC - Colonial Center
05/19 - Savannah, GA
05/20 3:00 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
05/21 3:00 - Nashville, TN - Municipal Auditorium
05/23 - East Lansing, MI - Breslin Events Center
05/25 7:00 - Tupelo, MS - BancorpSouth Center
05/27 7:30 - Jacksonville, FL - Veterans Memorial Arena
05/28 3:00 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
(05/26? Irina in St. Petersburg)
(05/31 Opening Ceremony of Academy in St. Petersburg)
06/03 1:30 - Pensacola, FL - Pensacola Civic Center
06/04 3:00 - Little Rock, AR - Alltel Arena
06/09 7:30 - Green Bay, WI - Resch Center
06/10 3:00 - Madison, WI - Veterans Memorial Coliseum @ AEC
06/11 3:00 - Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center
(06/? Glenview Ice Center)
(? TV Interview " Sports Solo " in Russia?)
06/16 - Dayton, OH - Nutter Center
06/17 3:00 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena
06/18 3:00 - St. Louis, MO - Savvis Center
06/23 7:30 - Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse
06/24 2:00 - Chicago, IL - United Center
06/24 8:00 - Chicago, IL - United Center
06/25 3:00 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center
06/26 - Moline, IL - The Mark
*06/28 Collins氏の船で遊ぶ Collins' boat in Minneapolis
06/29 7:00 - Duluth, MN - DECC Arena
06/30 7:30 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
07/01 7:00 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
07/02 3:00 - Omaha, NE - Civic Auditorium
*07/03 Kansas City Royals' event 野球場でイベント
07/05 - Topeka, KS - Kansas Expocentre
07/06 7:00 - Tulsa, OK - Tulsa Convention Center
07/07 7:30 - Oklahoma City, OK - Ford Center
07/08 3:00 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
07/09 - San Antonio, TX - SBC Center
07/14 - Corpus Christi, TX - American Bank Center
07/15 3:00 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
07/16 - Beaumont, TX - Ford Arena
07/21 7:30 - Kansas City, MO - Kemper Arena
07/22 7:00 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
07/23 3:00 - Colorado Springs, CO - World Arena
07/25 7:00 - Billings, MT - Metrapark Arena
07/27 7:00 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena
07/29 3:00 - Everett, WA - Everett Events Center
07/29 8:00 - Everett, WA - Everett Events Center
07/30 3:00 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden
08/01 7:00 - Boise, ID - Idaho Center
08/02 7:00 - Salt Lake City, UT - Delta Center
08/04 7:30 - Sacramento, CA - ARCO Arena
08/05 2:00 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion at San Jose
08/06 3:00 - San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace
08/07 7:00 - Stockton, CA - Stockton Arena
08/09 7:00 - Phoenix, AZ - Glendale Arena
08/11 7:30 - Bakersfield, CA - Rabobank Arena
08/12 3:00 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
08/13 3:00 - Anaheim, CA - Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
08/16 7:00 - Las Vegas, NV - Orleans Arena


出演予定者 Performers :
Michelle Kwan
Irina Slutskaya
Evan Lysacek
Sasha Cohen
Evgeni Plushenko
Johnny Weir
Tatiana Totmianina and Maxim Marinin
Marina Anissina and Gwendal Peizerat
Evan Lysacek
Surya Bonaly
Victor Petrenko
Rudy Galindo
Dan Hollander
Vladimir Besedin and Oleksiy Polishchuk
Irina Grigorian
Shizuka Arakawa (joined from 06/24 till the end)
荒川静香も出ます → 05/13 荒川静香、06/24からCOI参加
荒川静香公式サイト > “特集 アメリカ・アイスショー紀行 チャンピオンズ・オン・アイス”(オススメ)

プログラム Program :
A Fosse compilation (Big Spender)

COI > Performances > music
Selections from the 2006 Opening Number:
18) Song: Hey Big Spender - Artist: Fosse
Skater: Irina Slutskaya
19) Song: You Promise Me - Artist: Ingred
Skater: Irina Slutskaya

FSU > COI review thread (can't find another one)
music from the entrances -
Irina S. to "I'm the Only One" by Melissa Etheridge.

COI > Skaters irina slutskaya
スルツカヤ紹介ページ。動画と写真 video & photo
Irina Slutskaya
Olympic Silver Medalist,
Olympic Bronze Medalist,
Two-time World Champion,
Three-time World Silver Medalist,
Seven-time European Champion.
Great speed, intricate footwork, complex spins and natural jumping ability make Irina Slutskaya a formidable opponent in any skating competition. She was the first Russian woman to win the European title (1997) and has won it four times since, and also became the first Russian woman to win an Olympic silver medal. (Salt Lake City 2002) You can also add two world championship titles to her resume. She invented the double Biellmann-spin with foot change and became the first woman to land the triple Lutz-triple loop combination in competition at the 2000 Grand Prix Final in Lyon, France, which is why Slutskaya is considered one of the sport’s most powerful women athletes. Despite battling vasculitis, which sidelined her for most of the 2003-04 season, she returned to the ice to win every international Grand Prix competition she entered in the 2004-05 season, concluding with the 2005 World title. Irina lives in Moscow with her husband of five years, Sergei Micheev. She has been coached by Zhanna Grimova for most of her skating career and collects toy stuffed animals.

interactive video 動画のキャプション
Irina Slutskaya is the technical wizard.Irina does the triple toe,double toe better than anyone in the world.

04/09 COIのVIP席はオークションで発売されていた!
04/09 スルツカヤ、ニュープログラム“Hey Big Spender”

05/11 COIツアー記事【The Courier-Journal】
05/05 スルツカヤ、COIツアーを語る【COLUMBUS DISPATCHインタビュー】
05/04 スルツカヤ、心臓病インタビュー動画2本【WDBJ7】
05/03 スルツカヤ、インタビュー【Ohio State University News】
04/27 スルツカヤ、スケート教室で“数年休むかも”
04/23 ファンを大切にするスルツカヤ
04/22 Donald Tramp氏、スルツカヤの熱烈なファン♪
04/12 スルツカヤインタビュー、病気・トリノオリンピックメダルに込められたもの
04/07 スルツカヤ・インタビュー トリノオリンピック・アメリカ・ファン・ペット【Soviet sport】
03/28 スルツカヤ・インタビュー【Soviet Sport】

MKF > MK Fan Chat > 2006 COI Reports and Picture Links Only
Ирина Слуцкая форум > Ирина > Champions On Ice - 2006

Mizzno 2年目社員♪日記 > 海外アイスショーを見よう!Champions On Ice in Los Angeles 日本から自力でチケット入手“ticketmaster の WILL CALL”
ISFF > a COI question サイン・プレゼントの方法

●COI 2006 tour photos 写真
COI > behind the scenes
We love Irina!
Evgeni, Irina and Tatiana pose at the Sushi table 寿司でポーズ
(Sushi photos from Evan Lysacek Official Site > GALLERY > Champions on Ice > Behind the Scenes)
Irina Slutskaya leading a Clinic for local skaters in Columbus, Ohio
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Irina tests the watermelon
The Cast enjoys a day off in Kansas City at the ballpark.

★会場が不明の写真 where ?
xemily120x > my loverrs

Evan Lysacek Official Site > GALLERY > Champions on Ice > Behind the Scenes

rachaelxinfinity > champions on ice and ice show!

knshorty240 > Champions on Ice

Estelxek > Champions on Ice

04/16 Philadelphia or 04/29 East Rutherford, New Jersey
The Michelle Kwan Fan Page! > Multimedia > Photo Gallery > 2006 COI > Skating Pictures から(ほとんどはPhiladelphia)
copyright Heather Winfield

COI > behind the scenes
Don't take our picture!

ISFF > Photos from COI 2006

FSU > COI review thread (can't find another one)
Finale: 6 White arches moved around the ice, The Entertainer: women in old time dresses with parisols and men in pin stripes, partner dancing and solo highlights Dan flips and Evan does a nice 3L, the strip off their clothes into metallic multicolored outfits (not really a fan), acrobats and Surya flip. Bluesy ballad comes on and Johnny looking hot in a white tux does 3T2T tano that was effortless, while A+P show off I was too busy watching Johnny grooving to the music (rolling his head and bobbing around) under the arch, too funny! White sheets unveil the Kween and she does a charlotte spiral and some pretty edge work and such. Ends with Sing Sing Sing led by Irina and Plushy (sort of Sharks vs Jets approach at the beginning) Irina does double beillman while Plush does some frantic footwork (that im totally impressed by). Dancing together to end. Final Lap to we are the champions, Irina pushes Rudy's butt while their in line and almost causes a domino effect!

FSU > COI review thread (can't find another one)
Finale used 6 white and silver arched doorways. Started with group skating to Scott Joplin's "Entertainer". Multi-colored vests for guys and old-fashioned dresses for gals.
Next was more upbeat 20's style rag number "Hot like That" featuring Tanith and Ben with cast. Ended with Charleston steps by all.
Next was the Kween skating to "Around the World" in pretty slow waltz tempo, joined by A&P. Again no jumps for her. Here and in rest of finale, gorgeous all white and silver costumes for cast.
Then music went 1940's "Sing Sing Sing" with Irina S. and Plushy and into group finale.
For "We are the Champions" victory lap, Kween was at front of line ahead of Plushy and Sasha and ended up facing me at very end.

MKF > All COI Pics/Backstage/MK Reports go here!#673
about the ending of COI, this is what happened in Richmond:
Michelle is the last to skate her program. When she finishes her bows, other skaters come skating out with these arch things (Michelle skates off). They are wearing colorful costumes and skate around for a while to some upbeat music.
After a while, some skaters come out in white - I think Johnny Weir is one of them and A&P. Don't remember what they skated to. Then, after they finish, Michelle just appeared at center ice, skating to Around the World in 80 Days. I think after a minute or so, B&A skate out and do their thing (Michelle leaves), and then Sasha finishes the song.
Various groupings come out and skate the final part, but Michelle doesn't come out again until the We are the Champions skate around and final bow.
So basicly she doesn't skate in the group numbers but has a small solo part in the middle of the finale (in an awesomely stunning white costume).

○backstage passについて
Sasha Fans Forum > COI - Columbia, SC - pics
COI tour bus
Evan Lysacek Official Site > GALLERY > Champions on Ice > Behind the Scenes

there are two types passes. Red ones, believe you have to know someone in show, having them reserve for you, and with that you can really go backstage if skaters are not that tired. Blue ones they handout with VIP tickets. A lady stood behind us(when we waiting to be taken down) told me she 'sweet talk' to the ticket officer to give her a backstage ticket. You may bring your daughter along to the ticket box trying this.

To get backstage passes, you really have to know someone involved with the production of the tour (including a skaters' agent or manager) or someone involved with the arena. Some people can win them through different contests on sites, radio stations, etc. but because of how tight security has become, its really just something for people who know people.

The red/blue thing isn't necessarily true (re VIP tickets.) I've been backstage pretty much every year since 2001: twice with the red pass, the rest with blue passes. I never got them with any kind of VIP tickets. I haven't seen any difference between the two colors, honestly. In Philly, they put the two groups separate, but again, I never saw a difference when I had a blue or red pass. (This year I had blue, and it turned out just fine. )
Being able to "sweet talk" your way backstage depends on the security of the arena. The shows I've attended have had strict security, but I've heard of other places where security is lax, or they don't care, and people can sneak backstage, or just ask to go backstage, and they let them.
The people with red passes could go to the FRONT of the line while the blue passes were first come after them (which I just HAPPENED to be first for...the benefits to knowing my arena inside and out ). So yeah, that's the only thing I noticed. I don't know if they'd ever turn away the blue backstage passes, but I'm guessing the red ones go first in case not everyone has time to sign, the reds will get the best chance or maybe if they know the skaters, it makes it easier for them to talk to one another. All I know is that it seemed almost silly but I'm sure there's a logical reason.

I guess they dealt it differently in diff locations. There was no huge difference between the blue and red, in the show I attended (the 2nd show in NJ). Just that the red ones lined up before blue ones. And the working staffs there call the red ones as 'heavy duty' ones....however afterwards I heard friend in Califonia that with red ones they can go 'into' the backstage. But blue ones are allowed waiting outside in loby.

7/30/2006 - Champions On Ice Cancelled
August 1st Event will not be held at Idaho Center
Champions On Ice has announced the August 1st performance at the Idaho Center has been cancelled. Refunds are available. (Details below.)
According to a Champions On Ice executive, the show was cancelled due to due to travel constraints combined with slow advanced ticket sales.
“We are trying to bring big shows to the area but folks need to buy their tickets early,” says Craig Baltzer, General Manager of the Idaho Center. “this is a perfect example of why it’s important to buy when a show goes on sale.”
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way to a beach

News-press.com Blog
Tuesday, April 4. 2006 11:45
Out and about

Some of the Champions on Ice skaters headed out Monday night to watch the NCAA championship on TV at Pelican Larry's Raw Bar & Grill in Naples. (My PR connection told me they went to watch "the UCLA game.") Others dined on sushi at Charlie Chiang's Restaurant and Lounge in Naples.

Tatiana Totminana and Irina Slutskaya found their way to a beach, I am told. They're not skating yet, but I'll try to find out where they went and how they liked our beach.

Skaters are taking a short break... tried to snag Tanith Belbin for a quick chat, but she said she only had five minutes to take a breather.
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Rehearsals for "Champions on Ice"

News-press.com Blog
Monday, April 3. 2006 10:16
Michelle Kwan's skates are missing

It's the first day of rehearsals for "Champions on Ice" at Germain Arena, and Michelle Kwan's skates are missing in action. In fact, all of her luggage didn't make it to Fort Myers. While a tour manager dashes off to Southwest Florida International Airport to track it down, the star-studded cast is running through a group number set to Prince's "Let's Go Crazy."

Also a no-show: Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen, who's off filming a cameo in the NBC show "Las Vegas." She's scheduled to arrive Tuesday.

Who's on the ice? Torino medalists Evgeny Plushenko, Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto, Irina Slutskaya and Tatiana Totminana and Maxim Marinin; Johnny Weir, Evan Lysacek, Victor Petrenko and more.

Surya Bonaly of France comes out of a costume fitting awash in a rainbow of sequins and mugs to the skaters, who break out in laughter.

The music stops and skaters scatter around the rink, performing little tricks. Slutskaya checks her PDA. Weir practices a layback scratch spin. Gwendal Peizerat of France stretches a leg on the side of the rink.

Skaters aren't doing major tricks yet, just running through patterns on the ice.

Before rehearsal started this morning, I met a few of the skaters in the costume area on the arena concourse. This was their first chance to see what they would be wearing the show. Johnny Weir came up to check out the "bible," a ringed binder filled with all the costume designs.
I asked Evgeny Plushenko if he was going to rip off his costume, as he did in an exhibition where he dressed up like Chippendales dancer and performed a stripteasing routine.

"Not this time," he said. Today, he's wearing a camouflage baseball cap, blue track pants and two sweatshirts to stay warm in the chilly arena. Weir wears a red CCCP track jacket, a reference to the old Soviet Union.

The costume designer says all the skaters get along on the tour. No prima donna stuff. Hard to believe, huh? These young people go from cutthroat competition to sharing a tour bus for months on end.

"You'd think there would be back-biting but there isn't," designer Pete Menefee said. "These kids are really helpful to each other. Most of them are years beyond their age emotionally."
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