Whats new for Weiss?
I was just wondering what Mike Weiss has been up to these days. I know he was skating a bit with SOI, but I think I remember hearing that he was keeping the eligable door open. I am remembering correctly? Does anyone know of his plans for this next season?
Weiss retired from eligible skating after the 2006 Four Continents Championships (or at least he isn't planning on competing in 2006-07) and is slated to do some Disson shows this fall.
He's actively involved in his Michael Weiss Foundation ("a non-profit organization supporting the next generation of U.S. Champions"), and his second annual MWF fundraiser show is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, 2:30 pm, at SkateQuest of Reston, Virginia. For more info on performers and tickets, go to:
Currently scheduled to perform: Todd Eldredge, Michael Weiss, Emily Hughes, Ina & Zimmerman, Lang & Tchernyshev, Inoue & Baldwin, Dan Hollander, Silvia Fontana, Matthews & Zavozin and Christine Zukowski.
Last edited by Sylvia; 08-10-2006 at 02:28 PM.
Michael, for me, was/is an excellent competitive skater, but the choreography in his last couple of years did not produce much excitement.
I think if he got his eligibility back he would be formidable in the US Nats.
Weiss will be skating in next SOI tour and also he is very active in Disson shows. He will be appearing in 6 shows out of 10. I have liked the skating of Weiss starting in Nagano Olympics.
I think he'll grow as a skater in the pro ranks. He won't have to just use his wife, some shows want programs choreographed by the show's choreographer, so he'll get some new (and better) things to try
Weiss is capable of a wide range of styles, so it would be nice to see him skate to some differently choreography.
Originally Posted by Tonichelle
Gotta Have Music
We hope to go to this show. We attended it last year, and had a blast!
Originally Posted by Sylvia
Let me be among those who voices positive comments about Michael Weiss. I've always enjoyed his skating. I think Michael is a very talented skater with a lot of musicality in his skating. I feel Michael is one of the few male skaters who can skate to almost any type of music and do it well.
It is wonderful that Michael has chosen to help young aspiring US skaters through the MWF. It shows a real dedication to skating and a true love for his sport.
Boy, I remember the first time I saw Michael Weiss... I think it was his first big splash at Nats. He was skating a program to Santana (?) and I recall thinking what a big future he had. I'm not sure that ultimately he ever lived up to the promise ... but he was always and good competitor ... and he ain't hard on the eyes either.
Gotta Have Music
I remember that Santana program, and was quite impressed with it too.
We did have the chance to speak to Mike after last year's show, and he was very gracious & friendly. I admire his efforts to support young skaters.
Here is a link to a report & pics from last year's show, thanks to a couple named Adam & Devon.