The first All That Skate with Stephane in years and my first post in years! Hooray (or whatever)😁!
I really am so glad. All That Skate has always been like a celebration both for the viewers, even the ones like us, viewing through videos, and the skaters (at least I always got that feeling).
Also glad for Yuna. I was thinking just yesterday that maybe after training for her short Olympic performance and skating for all the people out there she realized that she misses skating, and we will see her again at this All That Skate. And I was thinking about Tessa and Scott as well - that they simply must be at this show after the many years when they couldn't go, and what a woderful meeting it should be for them all.
I was also hoping that Stephane will be at Yuzuru's show Continues with Wings, as he has named Stephane as one of the skaters he admires (perhaps not in those exact words) a couple of times, but probably not. At least he is not in the initial cast, and Ciontu (☺) is very soon.
Edit: Yes, just realized that Yuna is the "special appearance" which most likey means that she won't be skating. A pity - as Stephane once said, she could do a number entirely without jumps, like her 'Fever', and it could still be great.
Glad to see ATS back again, even if Yuna is to be only the emcee . A lot of Canadians in the cast, so presumably David Wilson will be choreographer again? I know he loves Stephane's skating. Besides Stephane, I'm excited to see the Ice Dance participants - both Tessa/Scott and Gaby/Guillaume in the same show, quite a treat!
I too am sorry that Stephane apparently won't be in Yuzu's show, but hopefully that means he's taking a real vacation instead of just a few days; he was looking very tired during the Olympics and Worlds. (I understand Yuzu won't be skating in his own show because of his injury.)
OT, and maybe this belongs in "coach and choreographer", but Deniss has been invited to skate in Fantasy on Ice. So happy that he's getting opportunities to skate in top shows because of his coach!
Yeah, me too I wondered why suddenly Poeta costume... But then, they usually just put on the posters the photos which are available. For annual shows, like "Fantasy on Ice", they usually use photo from the previous year, and here I don't know what to think.
Hm... Denis is giving some hints about the cast on his Instagram, I guessed them all (he confirmed), Stephane was not named... Update: he also mentioned "16 bright personalities from the world of sports" and he named only 12 skaters so far.
So disappointing that Stephane won't be in Denis' show; previous shows were wonderful and the skaters all seemed to have a great time in Kazakhstan. Best wishes to Denis for another great show after a tough couple of years for him, and congratulations to Reut for winning tickets to the show with her correct answers!
At least we have FoI and ATS to anticipate, and Shizuka's show later in the summer. But like jomeku and others, I'm worried that Stephane is cutting back on his own skating. I was hoping he'd keep skating for years like Kurt Browning has done (or, better yet, the Protopopovs!)
Well, Kurt Browning didn't have his skating school...
I won't be using those tickets, too late for me to organize this trip, too far to go for one show only also, only shows with Stephane are of any interest to me, to tell the truth. But I have an idea what to do with those tickets. (I could set conditions, but I doubt they can be satisfied )
Yes . Either not invited ... or busy with other duties . What I feared for long: shows/Stéphane appearances start to lessen ....
Yes, it was to be expected, but still such a pity. Really sad for us, fans of Stephane's skating 😢. I have always thought that his place is on the ice where he can bring joy and a lot of emotions to people, and also inspire the "ordinary" viewers as well as other skaters, and that he was simply meant (by God himsef/or higher powers, if you will, if such a thing exists) to skate as long as possible, since there have been just a few "artists on ice" like him in all of figure skating history.
But, obviously, it's not so sad for Stephane himself. He has found another way to inspire other, younger skaters, and to help them grow into what they can be.