Ugh, please no. She's not a terrible skater...just completely and utterly unremarkable.
I wonder if Rachel wants to do it her way and that's why she choreographed her programs and wants to show the world or is this a money issue or is this simply bad strategy and she should recycle old but professionally created programs?
Sylvia from Unseen Skaters posted this http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/form...eback-hard-way link about Rachael on FSU. The story talks about her desire to compete, schedule, and life in general. I thought it was interesting and it kind of explains why she wants to take the route (regionals, etc) she is on.
Good luck Rachael!
That's a nice article, full of Flatt's personality. The one thing I'd contest in it is the comment that Rachael "faded to seventh" at the Olympics. She didn't fade. It was just that everyone else skated so splendidly that night that six people came in ahead of her. It wasn't one of those situations where a skater falls all over the place. She skated very well but not as spectacularly as six other people, on one of the greatest nights of ladies' Olympic skating ever.