I went to the link for www.figureskatersonline.com in post#5 from Sylvia and it did not give me a virus warning.
That is a shame. She is a really beautiful skater. Will miss seeing her compete.
When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.
I wish Alissa the very best, whatever she decides to do in the future
I will miss Alissa this season and I applaud her effort. I wish to see her skate again on her terms, whether it be competitively or in shows, I will always be a fan
I always like her endearing middle-class Midwestern cadence, and I mean that with respect. And her spins too.
I am sad for Alissa although I felt this was coming. Her grace and sheer loveliness will be missed in the competitive field. I wish for Alissa a happy, long, and prosperous career in the show circuit.
She talks about touring. Has anyone seen anything yet about a 2013 US SOI tour?
I'm heartbroken. I was still holding out unrealistic hope for her to make the Olympic team. So sad for her. In fact, I came to the forum from Kiss and Cry to see if there was any news on her. I hope she comes back for one more year at least! She will always be one of my favorites. Such a talent!
I'm so sad for Alissa that her Olympic dream became unfulfilled, but she is a smart, sweet, beautiful young woman and another chapter of her life awaits to be written. Here's hoping she finds happiness in other life pursuits and hopefully her fans will have many opportunities to enjoy seeing her in shows. She's a 2-time US Champion, Grand Prix Final Champion, arguably the greatest female spinner in the world of her generation, and in 2011, she was top 5 in the world. Quite a respectable list of accomplishments. Thanks for the great memories, Alissa!
DH - and that's just my opinion
Classy, beautiful skater who I wished a happy ending for. I will miss her on the competitive scene but wish her all the best in a pro/show career. Thank you, Sylvia for the link to send her positive support, I'm sure she is saddened by having to call off her season.
I'm glad she made her decision, which couldn't have been easy, early enough so that someone else can take her spot.
"The team doesn't get automatic capacity because management is mad" -- Greg Smith, agile guy
So sad to hear this but I am glad that she is lookibg at the situation with positive perspective.
I hope she can really com back fully recovered.
I'm truly sorry she wasn't able to maintain her 2010-11 level of brilliance throughout this quad. She will be dearly missed in skating.
Alissa leaves behind a legacy as one of the top spinners of all time, and one of two U.S. women to win the Grand Prix Final. Off to watch some of her best moments...