Tara should go back to skating, because I think acting would have happened by now if it were going to happen.
She could coach and choreograph and I'm sure she would get invited to some shows. There's not much out there these days, but some of the TV specials would probably have her.
I hope she does skate again... never cared for her eligible skating, but she grew tons as a pro. She's even more nature now. And she looks gorgeous lately.
She seems to be putting some feelers back in the skating world. I loved her commentary on Universal Sports. I'd like to think the skating community wouldn't hold events that happened when she was under 21 against her.
Add me to the list of those who would be very happy to see her involved in skating again.
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I like Tara a lot. It's great she won OG because she would never have made it through another cycle. Still, she had so much more to give artistically after 1998, it's a shame we couldn't see it develop in the amateur ranks.
I'm surprised she hasn't had a more developed career. She's very intelligent and articulate. My money says she ends up in broadcasting. I think her size limits what she can do in entertainment...just like how Justin Timberlake would be in a million movies if he didn't sound like a pipsqueak. You play with the cards....
I wouldn't be surprised if she started back training. I mean she won't be drilling 3/3 combos. Just the sal and toe and if she's ambitious the loop which was easy for her, so her body might hold up. I thought Scott Hamilton was reviving pro competitions...?
If she gets really good and develops upper body strength I'd love to see her bulldoze Sasha and saddle up next to Rockne...
here's her site: http://www.taralipinski.com/index2.htm
and her latest message is on the home page. I would LOVE if she skated again. Her last program was 2002 Ice Wars, when she skated to Paint it Black and To where you are. I miss watching her skate!!
She should seriously go for coaching. Won't damage her hip and she can wear isolating clothes to keep her warm. The US is dying of starvation because of a lack of A-list new coaches. Guys like Frank Carroll aren't going to be around forever.
She's like what? 27 now right? I can see her doing probably doubles, but not triples and much less with her hip damage that's probably permanent. I wouldn't be surprised if she even had hip replacement surgery which would have automatically ended her career.
Last edited by museksk8r; 08-01-2010 at 04:30 PM.
I'm happy to hear about Tara and futur project related to figure skating. However her interview makes me a little sad for her. It seems that she missed something after her olympic triumph. She could have done studies, become a coach, a full time commentator... instead she's been sticking to an hypothetic and not really succesfull acting career for 10 years ! And she still wants to pursue in that direction without trying anything else (at least not publicaly, who knows, but still, she's talking about herself here), except skating in shows.
With such an early success, she had plenty of time to enter studies, she even might have been bright, there were so many things for her to do thanks to her young age when she won. Ok, she doesn't need money now, she has plenty of it, but look at Michelle Kwan and how well rounded and successfull adult she's become. I believe Tara let go a lot of good opportunities. I think she didn't take benefit of her early success. There's nothing much to say about her now, contrary to what she says, her life doesn't seem to be busy at all.
And her answers seem a little too short, like the "practice and keep focused" all the time. She could have answered more than that.
Hopefully she will come back and skate, she was such a brilliant artist. And now that she has more maturity she can use that to show great programs. I've seen a few ones before she retired and it was so beautifull, mature, she has such grace, charisma, it would be a shame not to see how far she can go artistically wise (with 2 or 3 triples probably because she is a great technician to).
Wow, am I with you dots - the very thought of it makes me smile ear to ear!! Now that would be something special, really special.I would really like to see Lambiel and Kulik in the same ice.
I totally agree!!! I think she would be a great replacement for Sandra & Scott as a commentator. I hope she ends up in broadcasting.
If she does come back to skating professionally, you can be sure that she will be prepared she always was when she skated competitively and professionally I've always loved Tara I hope we see her soon!!!