Monday, January 26, 2009

2009 U.S. Figure Skating Nationals

Alissa Czisny did it! She won the Gold Medal and the title at the 2009 United States Figure Skating Championship. I have followed her career for a few years now and it was great to see such an artistic and graceful skater win the title. She is 21 and in skating years that is fairly old. This year was definitely her chance since Kimmie Meissner and Emily Hughes dropped out of the competition due to injury.

Next year the U.S. Nationals will determine who makes the 2010 Olympic team. Alissa Czisny definitely deserves a shot and I would love to see her make Team U.S.A.

Watching skating competitions is like men watching football. I get really into it and since I love to skate and teach, it is one of my passions. This is one of the things to look forward to every winter. Hopefully the Americans will dominate at Worlds this year.

1 comment:

Lindsey said...

I love watching figure skating too!!! My mom and I would watch it for hours!