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aussieSKATES
11-01-2011, 04:49 AM
Australia's 2010 Winter Olympian and 3 - time World Team Member, Cheltzie Lee puts competitive figure skating on hold to concentrate on her university studies.

After training non - stop for the last four years, Lee decided to take this season off from competition to focus on her first year of university and in her own words, "to live a little". Last week Lee finished her first year of university with high distinctions, grades she is ecstatic about.

Early last season and in 2008 when she was injured, her recovery programs were more intense than actual on-ice training. Now pain free, Cheltzie continues to train on and of the ice at home in Sydney, and has just finished off two weeks working with the 1980 Men's Olympic Champion, Robin Cousins.

Cheltzie is also excited about starting next season refreshed, healthy and much improved.

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MR-FAN
11-01-2011, 04:53 AM
So it's NOT a retirement after all! Sweet!!

inthemiddle
11-01-2011, 05:08 AM
Great news! :rollin:

julieann
11-01-2011, 05:39 AM
Awesome!

Ziggy
11-01-2011, 08:28 AM
That's fantastic news! Thanks very much. :)

DimaToe
11-01-2011, 03:54 PM
She didn't retire then? YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :encore::respec::cheer2::40beers::rollin:

Frau Muller
11-01-2011, 04:57 PM
FANTASTIC! She is way too young and talented to truly retire now.

BittyBug
11-01-2011, 05:26 PM
She's smart in more ways than one. I hope to see her skating again, but if not, she appears to be multi-talented so I'm sure she will be successful in whatever she pursues.

Ziggy
11-01-2011, 05:43 PM
After training non - stop for the last four years, Lee decided to take this season off from competition to focus on her first year of university and in her own words, "to live a little". Last week Lee finished her first year of university with high distinctions, grades she is ecstatic about.

Hold on, that doesn't make sense. She took the season off to focus on her first year of university but it has just finished. :confused:

Cheylana
11-01-2011, 06:11 PM
Wonderful news!!! :cheer2:

MikiAndoFan#1
11-01-2011, 06:20 PM
Yay! :cheer2:

aka_gerbil
11-01-2011, 06:22 PM
Hold on, that doesn't make sense. She took the season off to focus on her first year of university but it has just finished. :confused:

Maybe the schedule is different in Australia?

gingercat
11-01-2011, 06:27 PM
The year is different in AUS. When northern hem. is starting for the school year southern hem. is winding down. So, did she take off last year or is she taking off this coming year? Her second year of Uni will start in Feb. She did not do AUS Nationals last year, does this mean she will not do them this coming December as well?

Ziggy
11-01-2011, 08:00 PM
Maybe the schedule is different in Australia?

Yes it is.

What I meant is that if her first year (that she wanted to focus on) has just finished, she could resume a competitive training schedule now and compete at 4CC, Junior Worlds (if she's still eligible) and Worlds.

gingercat
11-01-2011, 08:03 PM
Still not getting it, she did 4CC and Worlds last year - when is the time off?