and it's over. It always sucks to see a skater end their career not on their terms but due to injury.
The USFSA should allow her a spot in the exhibition at Nationals.
She finally accepted that her body could no no longer do what she needed it to do to fulfill her goals. That is sad, but it is better that she not risk an even worse injury.
So sad. I hope Alissa takes the time to heal and comes back for show skating--or competition if she is up to it. She is a beautiful skater. It is skating's loss.
That's a shame, but not unexpected. Thanks for the roller coaster ride Alissa. It was the best of times and the worst of times. Good luck in your future endeavors.
Sad news but I have so much respect for her making such a difficult decision. She is truly a treasure. Beautiful skater and beautiful person. Wishing her luck in her future.
I just felt sad and my eyes watered.
Alyssa, thank you for letting us dream with you - best of luck with all!