Lee sparkles in her role as an alternate
Lee sparkles in her role as an alternate
thanks for posting, she's a very talented and amiable young woman.
Thanks for sharing this great article about Cheltzie!
Last season, Lee worked with Catarina Lindgren in Colorado Springs on her short program choreography. This season, however, Lee has confirmed rumors that she may be working with 1980 Olympic Champion Robin Cousins on choreography.
"My programs for next season are still in the planning phase," Lee confessed. "It should all come together in the next couple of months. At the moment we're starting to plan for the season. Nothing confirmed. It's a long process with many people involved; meetings will start (soon), but you can expect to see me competing internationally throughout the year."
Nice article. Thanks for posting!
Love that she was given the "choice" to do Olympics or Junior Worlds. Hmmm, tough one.
Thanks for posting this. I really like Cheltzie and can't wait to see her next season.
She sounds like a very mature and intelligent young lady, and I hope she's able to get more training time in so that she can fully realize her potential, which seems to be significant. She just has that *it* factor on the ice.
"I miss footwork that has any kind of a discernible pattern. The goal of a step sequence should not be for a skater to show the same ice coverage as a Zamboni and take about as much time as an ice resurface. " ~ Zemgirl, reflecting on a pre-IJS straight line sequence
She is so adorable and was one of the highlights of the Olympics! Looking forward to seeing what she's able to do this upcoming season. She does have some US roots; perhaps she can snag a Skate America spot?
ETA: Oh, I see they already assigned Skate America spots... never mind.
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"Marge, if you're going to get mad at me every time I do something stupid, then I guess I'm just going to have to stop doing stupid things!" - Homer Simpson in the Mr. Plow episode
I hope Cheltzie get a GP assignment! She was so exciting at the Olympics and I really enjoyed watching her!
Cheltzie spent her weekend at the Canterbury rink during Hollins Trophy. I think she was learning Technical Panel stuff. Which is good to see.
When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.
Quite often she volunteers at competitions for data entry or video cutting. Cheltzie seems to give back to the sport as much as she can. I know my girls and I absolutely adore her. She has all the time in the world for her fellow skaters!
I wonder if she'll start including the more difficult triples this season. She can certainly do the lutz, loop and flip in practice.
essence_of_soy wrote:This is true but she also has this amazingly HUGE 3toe 3toe combo, picture perfect when she does it. She's got great technique with a personality to match. I haven't seen her on the ice much in preparation for the season though.I wonder if she'll start including the more difficult triples this season. She can certainly do the lutz, loop and flip in practice.
Cheltzie seems to come back from the USA doing some pretty amazing stuff, I just don't get why we don't see it in competition. No doubt she's an amazing talent but it's time to see some of those tricks in competition!!
I hope she has a GREAT season!
Last season she was brand new on the senior scene and probably just wanted to skate cleanish at the Olympics and Worlds and make a mark, which she did for the most part.
Starting this coming season she can't do 3 2axels anymore so unless she eases one of her 2axels into a lower double jump she will be forced to try at least one upper tier triple.
If she really has all the basic triples, then perhaps this isn't too ambitious?
2axel - 2axel
As Marco said, I imagine she wanted to skate clean in her first senior season and she pretty much succeeded in doing that.
Hopefully as she gets more comfortable with the harder jumps and combination and once their success rate becomes really high, she is going to start to include them in her programs.