Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by FSWer, Nov 18, 2011.
Does anyone know what she's doing now? Is she doing Stars on Ice?
Here's an October 31, 2011 article about Meissner: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20111031&content_id=25850326&vkey=ice_news
perhaps, you can learn something from her twitter account
So is she going to compete at one more Nationals to the very least? I want to see her improved jump technique!!!
Spoilers everywhere, where you'd least expect them.
Thanks for sharing the article, though.
Had no idea Kimmie took some time off and wanted to return to skating. I assumed she's been forced out because of all the injury problems.
The injury problems did force her to stop skating. But it sounds like she's healed up and wants to come back. Whether she can come back and remain uninjured remains to be seen though.
She was one of the skaters at Scott Hamilton's CARES fundraiser event in Cleveland earlier this month.
Kimmie was in the Pandora Holiday Moments on Ice here in Phoenix. The show will be on November 27, 2011 (NBC). The skating surface was very small due to the large stage for Manheim Steamroller and the on-ice seating. The jumps and choreography were limited for most of the skaters. Michael Weiss did attempt a lutz but ended up landing in the first row. Fortunately no injuries....
Hmm. I guess I read the article a little differently. Sounds to me like she's saying, "Watching competitions makes me want to compete, but I'm mostly happy to stick with the skating shows."
That's what I got from it, as well. I don't expect that we'll see her back.
Seriously? She's not coming back to eligible skating. She has issues on her axel, toe, sal, flip. She's just happy to be invited to show skating. Why would anyone think she'd go back to eligible? She's been out four years.
Because she's spent the time to fix her jump technique?
I've got some ocean front property in Arizona to sell you.
I took it to mean that she was so injured that she couldn't even do shows regularly, but now she's healed and can skate in shows every weekend. She misses competition, but she's grateful she can still skate in shows without the pressure and injuries.
Well that would be good because I am a doubter that she could come back to competitive skating and match her previous achievements.
After watching her last week in Phoenix, there's no way she's ready to return to competitive skating. I think she did one small jump in each program. I expected more from a former World champion.
Sounds like she did more jumps than a certain Olympic Gold Medalist did in her recent shows. From what I've read, Kimmie just wants to do shows and doesn't expect to compete again.
^ that's the impression I got at the Weiss show as well.
Missing the feeling of competition and having the desire/drive to engineer a comeback are different things...and even if you have the latter, the body still must be up for it. She's done.
Kimmie is a great lady and certainly understands her limitations and strengths. I can't wait to see her in more shows.
Does she still go by Kimmie? She's got to be in her early twenties by now?
How old is Jimmy Carter?
I always get impression from her interviews that she actually would love to be back on the competitive ice! While training for Vancouver she got back her triple axel and it was a fall on that jump that destroyed her knee and prevented from competing. Nevertheless, even if she recovers, it will be extremely difficult for her to get back to shape. I wish her all the best and would love the see her in competiton again.
If anyone is interested, here are my videos with her:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWU4YeBNRws triple axels
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyWXthM-fgc triple-triple combinations
Currently, KM has no plans to return to competition. She is working on her triples in order to perform them in shows, and because she LOVES to jump!
She will do a brief Canadian tour in December, and an official you tube channel is in the works. Hopefully it will be available soon (January)!
Just saw a little clip of her and she looks soooooooo improved from the last time I saw her skate. She did a credible 2a with nice runout. More than anything else, her fitness seems much improved.
She looks great!
I think Kimmie's style is comparable to that of Flatt's.
Except she said in that interview that she's competitive. (Which is what confused me. )
I don't think doing a few jumps over the course of several numbers is "competitive". It's fine for a show program but it's far from being competitive with elite athletes qualifying for ISU championship events.
I don't see it.