Hi all, Important information: Stéphane agreed to have a fan meeting here in Minsk. Because there are fans who also would like to go to a fan meeting with Deniss which will be held on Sunday, Stéphane agreed to meet on Saturday, after Deniss' morning practice. We still don't know the time as it depends on his result after SP and the draw. I need to know how many people from here would want to come because we need to understand if the lobby of the skaters' hotel "Victoria Olimp Hotel" (Prospekt Pobediteley 103, this is the place we currently agreed about) is OK or we are too many and we need to rent a conference room.
It is quite hectic here (like always at the competitions), so, please, leave your comments here, I won't be able to answer any messages. Of course, I will post similar post on lambiel_ru too. Ideally it should be the same format as we usually had in Verona (except they don't have beautiful Arena here ), it will be in English and think about questions.
If someone is able to take a video of the whole meeting, it will be hugely appreciated.
P.S. We will need to decide about the place on Friday, so, please, answer as soon as possible. Thanks!
Hi, tarorez, welcome to the forum (and thank you for your photos from Minsk ). Yes, of course, you're welcome to join.
The meeting will be at 10:30, on Saturday, in Slavyanskaya Hotel, conference room on the first floor (ground floor I guess, I will check) to the right from the entrance. Room costs 40 Belarussian rubles for all of us for one hour, there will be a person who will collect money.
Stéphane asked for the meeting to be half an hour, questions only, all gifts should be gathered to one bag before the meeting and he will take it with him after the meeting (in general he asks not to bring gifts at all, but usually it doesn't work even if we ask ), there will be one group photo in the end of the meeting.
Volunteers are needed: - to arrange the room for the meeting - to arrange gifts in the bag - to take the video of the whole meeting
tarorez, yes, of course, she can come too. I didn't see the room, so I don't know, but we have someone who promised to take a video. If you find a place for your camera, you're still welcome to take a video too. It's always better to have a few versions, especially because sometimes the quality is different and the time when people can upload video is different too.
Thank you very much for the meeting and for the video !! Stéphane obviously was in a very relaxed mood. Lovely . I've some difficulties to understand everything, but I'm going to listen to it very carefully and with pleasure!
Hi all Thank you reut for taking the appointment. Thank you to persons those have organized. Here my sound recording. You can listen very good what Stéphane said but not good questions were, so our files complement each other. I took video too with a iPad but my iPad went down 2 times during the meeting, so second short times I miss picture although I try make a video from them because I was front of him (thank you very much that I could take a place front of him
Thank you for setting up this meeting, reut! I appreciate taipeifollowers posting the video and pianomaya posting the audio (like jomeku, I had some trouble hearing Stephane on the video). He seemed to be relaxed and in a good mood. It was interesting to hear his concept of coaching in such detail. I got a bit of a chill when he was talking about his program at AoI looking back on the last 17 years - he may be ready for retrospectives but I'm so hoping for another 17 years of Stephane headlining Art on Ice! Thanks to everyone for a very nice meeting and especially to Stephane for giving his time so generously to us fans. Hope he got his eagerly awaited shower and masque, and maybe a bit of rest, too!!