I am sure she was the reason that helped boost NBC rating that GPF weekend. Congrats Alissa!!
With Joannie, Yu-na and Mao off this GP season, I rooted for Alissa. She's like a breath of fresh air with that Winston piece. I can't believe she's actually pulling it off. I'm usually a sucker for amazing jump technique, but Alissa's beautiful qualities (and those costumes ) got me.
Czisny gets credit from me for not melting down at the GPF after she was in the lead and the skaters before her put the pressure on her. Kudos.
HOWEVER- all this talk of her now being consistent, a top contender, being mentioned in the same breath as Rochette et al, is premature. I cannot stress enough how vital it is that she do well at Nats, and worlds if she makes it. Otherwise we are back to square one with her. We've had these kinds of seasons with her before...strong start, fading towards the end. At this point it will take an ENTIRE season of successful results for her to convince me she's for real.
She seems quite nice, though, from personal experience and from interviews, so naturally she will be a sentimental choice for many.
Last edited by R.D.; 12-22-2010 at 10:36 AM.
Very happy to be an Alissa Czisny fan. I did some researching behind her long program and I'm declaring that this program is very well constructed and a masterpeice when she hits it.
The [GPF] title serves as another affirmation that she made the right move after failing to make the Olympic team last season with her 10th-place finish at nationals. Instead of quitting, Czisny changed directions, splitting with Julie Berlin, her longtime coach, and turning to the DSC coaching tandem of Yuka Sato and Jason Dungjen. The coaches, who are married, also train two-time men's U.S. champ Jeremy Abbott.
To me, the move signaled that Czisny was ready to take ownership of her skating.
"I almost feel like this is a new beginning for me," she told the media Saturday in Beijing. "The past is gone -- over and done with. I'm a new skater."
Where are Alissa's Chances for 2011? Nationals? Worlds If she makes it?
Just a reminder for fans in the Detroit area that Alissa is scheduled to perform this Saturday in the Detroit Skating Club's annual Nationals Send-Off Show at 6 pm in Bloomfield Hills, MI -- here's the thread I started for this event: [url]http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?33436-Detroit-SC-s-quot-Champions-Ice-Revue-quot-on-Jan.-8-(Sat.-6-pm[/url])
I'm late but just today Ifelt the wish to look at alissa long at the GPF and I want to say how much I was enchanted by it!
The podium was just perfect IMO! I was so happy to see Alissa and Carolina on the podium with all the critics and bad times they have been through! The italian commentators said that it was the art, the artistic part of skating that was rewarded this time, not just technique! And they were right!
Alissa has a wonderful program this season! I'm in love with it! I hope to see her skating again like this!
But I need your help: I know that her lond is from a selection from the album winter to spring of g.winston but..do you know what pieces she used? I'm looking especially for the last part, were she has the last two spins and the footwork! If someone knows please tell me!
Thank you in advance!