Friday, November 9, 2012

Cup of Russia: Johnny Returns to the Grand Prix

Johnny this morning
at the men's short program practice 
for Rostelecom Cup / Cup of Russia. 
Exclusive photo © Elena Vasileva.

Good luck, Johnny!! 
We love you and believe in you! 

Rostelecom Cup / Cup of Russia

Men's Short Program
Friday, November 9
7 pm Moscow time
10 am EST
9 am CST
8 am MST
7 am PST
(Johnny skated first in Group 1)

Men's Free Skate
Saturday, November 10
5:30 pm Moscow time
8:30 am EST
7:30 am CST
6:30 am MST
5:30 am PST

Livestream options: Possibly Eurosport; possibly TVTeka (a $10/month subscription service). Additional options listed here. As livestreams become available, they'll be posted on Twitter and updated here if possible.

UPDATE: Working livestreams: and 

Twitter hashtag to follow: #CoR2012

Johnny's short program performance. 
Not his best ever, but he is a warrior 
and tomorrow is a new day
So wonderful to see him back on Grand Prix ice. 
Johnny, we are so proud of you 
and we love you always!!

More of Elena Vasileva's exclusive photos of this morning's practice below! As always, please click any photo twice for larger view.

More exclusives from Elena
Johnny at the men's free skate 
practice on Thursday. 
Be sure to watch the video of his practice
if you haven't already!

For more photos from the practice, 
please see Anastasiya Bochkareva's

Bonus pics!! From the StarHit photo gallery
taken during Johnny and Victor's interview 
with Andrei Malakhov, shown here with Johnny.

This photo is captioned: 
"Johnny was accompanied 
by his spouse, Victor Voronov."

"On a walk through Red Square."

See more photos from the interview here!

More photos and captions from Arthur Lookyanov!!
= I can't stop breathing Russia in... =
Johnny Weir-Voronov 
and beautiful domes of St. Basil’s cathedral, 
the famous Moscow landmark at the Red Square.
Photo #045 taken on November 07, 2012
©2012 Arthur Lookyanov / ArtLook Photography 
— with Johnny Weir at Красная площадь (Red Square).

= Enjoying the Moscow Sun =
Victor Weir-Voronov 
and beautiful domes of St. Basil’s cathedral, 
the famous Moscow landmark at the Red Square.
Photo #053 taken on November 07, 2012
©2012 Arthur Lookyanov / ArtLook Photography 
— with Victor Weir-Voronov at Red Square.

= I Love the Red Square! =
Johnny Weir-Voronov in big sun glasses 
takes photos of the Red Square holding his favorite phone 
in a fur cover and a cup from Starbucks. 
Might be an excellent shot of the American star 
for the cover of a magazine...
Photo #022 taken on November 07, 2012
©2012 Arthur Lookyanov / ArtLook Photography 
— with Johnny Weir at Красная площадь (Red Square).

And one more: The husbands at their hotel. 
Photo © Nadya Vasilyeva, who writes
"before this pic, Vitya came to Johnny, 
patted him on the hat, hugged, and asked 
(in Russian) 'beautiful, isn't he?' :)
See Nadya's hotel gallery 
(with bonus Patti, Aunt Diane, and Galina!) here.

Very special thanks to 
Elena Vasileva 
for the exclusive photos!

Want to help support Johnny 
during his Grand Prix events?

Leave a love note on the gift fund website! 
Add your voice to the dozens of heartfelt messages 
telling Johnny how proud we are of him 
and how much we all believe in him.

Light a candle in our online Johnny vigil! 
This beautiful site glows 24 hours a day 
with candles and words of love and support. 
Each candle lasts only 48 hours, so please return 
to light more if you wish.

on Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund website!!
Please go read it now!

NEW!! Announced last Friday: 
Holiday Dreams On Ice 2012!! 
Visit the HDOI website for info and tickets!

Johnny's also blogging regularly 
about his comeback journey for ESPN!! 
His first entry, "A Fresh Start"—personal, honest, 
very Johnny—was posted last Friday and is the source 
of the quote on the Spirit Day photo above. 
Looking forward to reading more from him 
as the season progresses!

Please alert absolutely everyone you've ever met 
to "like" and follow the new 
on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr
Because he should be on all the things. 
With or without ice. 
But definitely with Viacheslav.

Yep, I'm still promoting this silly poll
in which you can vote at least once a day. 
Please vote for Johnny!!

Need to see Season 2 all over again? 
Watch episodes online anytime on Logo!
Please be sure to check in with GetGlue
anytime you're watching the show... 
or thinking about watching the show.... 
or wishing you were watching the show....

Landing quads and kicking ass 
at a Grand Prix event near you!
Read his comeback statement 
on his website!

Yes, YOU can be a part of Johnny's comeback!  
Please visit Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund today 
and chip in as little as $1 via PayPal. 
Our small gifts can help make his dream of competing 
in his third Olympic Games come true!
And now you can leave a message 
of support for Johnny, too!

Please click to vote for Johnny 
once a day as "Best Sportsman"
Because he retweeted Luisa Lotka to tell us 
he wants us to! (Note: With his "58.132" rating, 
he is currently in 1st place in both 
Figure Skating AND across all sports!)

Q and A! Go read it now!

Yes! Johnny's dresses are now available
for purchase only on!

At last: Pop Star On Ice is now available on DVD!
Order yours today from the Pop Star On Ice website!

Johnny tweeted:
"Buy my single,'Dirty Love' via iTunes.
Tell all your friends to as well. The more copies sold
takes me one step closer to making a video! №1!"

You know what to do.
Please buy the song from Johnny's website,
or just click the "Buy" button on the player
at the top of the blog!

Hey, Welcome to My World also is available
as an eBook! More info on Johnny's website!

copyright 2012 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved

1 comment:

aaaack said...

Thank you for your blog and all these wonderful photos and links. Johnny and Victor look so happy to be in Russia.