Strong performances at the 2014 World Figure Skating Championships, plus an adoring response from the 18,000-strong crowd in Saitama, Japan, has Jeremy Abbott asking: "Should I stay or should I go?"
"It kind of rekindled my love of competition," Abbott said at Figure Skating in Harlem's annual "Skating with the Stars" gala at Central Park's Trump Rink on Monday. "All of worlds was fantastic, and the audience was absolutely magical. I'm thinking, 'I could maybe do this again.'"
Abbott's team at the Detroit Skating Club, headed by primary coach Yuka Sato, is supportive.
"Ultimately, it's my decision, but Yuka told me when we were still in Japan, 'Don't make a decision now. ... Really just think about it. Regardless of what you do, I will support it, but take your time,'" Abbott said.
"And that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to get through [the Stars on Ice] tour and then take three to four weeks off to just rest my body and recover from this long, long season, and then really think about what I want to do."