He's in Oakland, CA (believe he moved to the Bay area last year) and started working with Alysa in the weeks before Nationals.Where is Scali located?
Interesting development for Bay Area skating. Wonder what rink he's at?He's in Oakland, CA (believe he moved to the Bay area last year) and started working with Alysa in the weeks before Nationals.
I've started a new GSD thread re. Alysa's coaching change: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/th...rkell-nichol-massimo-scali-in-oakland.107319/
I feel bad for Lipetsky who accomplished something no North American coach had ever done - turn out a female skater capable of a 3A and quads. But at the same time I admire Alysa's determination to do everything in her power to perfect her skating. That kind of drive is fantastic. I wish them both greatness.
Do people want a new thread now, or should we wait? Our U.S. Ladies have not achieved 2020 vision, at least not yet.
... I will be portraying the role of not one, but two independent women superheroes for my short program this year: Black Canary and Harley Quinn. I’m skating to “It’s a Man’s Man’s World” and “Joke’s on You” from the movie, Birds of Prey.
losing to the russian girl for silver at junior worlds who didn't have a quad or a 3axel is a BIG problem. alysa needs a coach who can properly promote and politic for her. she's going against the eteri machine and I don't think lipetsky is up to it. the programs were OK but needed to be better and showcase alysa more.
Does anyone know Ting's current coaching situation? There were rumors of a switch from Tom Z around the time of her injury. Does this mean she's back at Iceworks?
According to TSL, Alysa Liu has changed coaches and will now be under Massimo Scali. They said that, "signs point to working with Lee Barkell." Fans were speculating after Liu unfollowed Laura on Instagram but hopefully the split was amicable. Wishing Alysa the best of luck with this coaching change.
Liu always said Lipetsky was like a mother to her — and she grew up without a mother. So I’d think this change is very traumatic for her. Maybe she unfollowed Lipetsky because it’s too painful to be separated. Lipetsky’s quote is consistent with this — the adults made the decision and she’s worried about how it’s affecting Alysa.