Any reports regarding the fundraiser in Cleveland? did it happen, was Czisny there...???
This is from an IN article just posted today:
Alissa Czisny, who won her first of two national titles in Cleveland in 2009, performed even though she is still recuperating from a hip injury and had just returned to training in September.
"It's such an honor to be a part of this show," said Czisny, who was her usual exquisite self but struggled with her jumps. "I'm getting better. This is the first time I have really done anything. It hasn't been an easy process but hopefully, I will be ready for NHK [Trophy] (Nov. 23-25)."
^thanks. This doesn't sound great for this season, but I do wish her the very best as she recovers and builds. So here's hoping we see her at NHK!
Alissa USFS biography still lists both her programs as "TBD". Her ISU biography lists:
I take this to mean that if she skates this year, she mayl use the La Vie en Rose SP again, but there is absolutely no clue out that what she would use for an LP.Music Short Program / Short Dance as of season2012/2013
La Vie En Rose arranged by John Williams
La Vie En Rose Compilation
Music Free Skating / Free Dance as of season2012/2013
Valse Triste by Jean Sibelius
(information from 2011/12 season)
I have not considered any of this info definitive enough to add it to the Programs thread.
It sounds as if Alissa is seriously considering skating at NHK. If she's still struggling with her jumps in early November, Alissa isn't going to make much of an improvement in a couple of weeks. But then she went to 2012 Worlds anyway after a disastrous showing at an International B. IMO, Alissa will further damage her reputation with ISU judges if she skates poorly at NHK.
If she does withdraw, it will probably be too late for a replacement.
16 days to NHK. I hope Alissa does not attend if she is still struggling and not ready.
I agree if she isn't ready she shouldn't go. And really if she is struggling this much on Nov 6 she should give up the spot and hopefully someone else can use it ie. Nagasu or better yet Osmond. But we live in a world where everyone is out for themselves so I can see Alissa holding on to the dream at the cost of some other deserving skater. Besides ironically by possibly keeping Osmond out she may help some other skater get into the GPF.