As years before, Alexei Mishin has come to Spain for a Summer Stage, and this year, it was again in Jaca. This weekend, I was there with a friend, and we stayed at the exhibition gala.
I have to say, that for me, it wasn’t as good as other years… I missed so much some skaters like Andrei Griazev, Yon García, Elena Sokolova or Kevin Van der Perren, that hasn’t come this year…
Anyways, there were some other good skaters too.
The list of participants was:
And the three Russians: this year, we saw at the exhibition Evgeny Plushenko (as always), Arthur Kltill, and Ari Zakarian.
Arthur Kltill is the new student of Mishin. He is just 9 years old, and is very small!! Like a doll!! Hehe. He skated a program with music of Charlie Chaplin movies… nothing special, very typical, but anyways, it was funny to see this little boy representing Charlie Chaplin.
Ari Zakarian, was one of the last, and he perform a comic number… but I really didn’t like it at all, because I saw him one week ago, at training sessions, and he make such a great step sequences, that I thought he was going to make something like that on his program… but he won’t. But he did one thing I loved… some kind of spread eagle, the same as Ilia Klimkin does. I hope pics are enough good, so you can see it.
Evgeny did his new short program. It was good, I liked it, but I suppose
he still have to improve it, and probably it will be very different as
the season goes. He wore just black trousers and white shirt. No gloves
with this costume ;) Unless he plans to do the biellman in one of the combinations,
he didn’t on the exhibition… we will have to wait for the next competition…
And that was all, more or less…