Alysa Liu

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Alysa Liu is a ladies single skater who competes for the United States. She was born on 8 August 2005 in Richmond, California, United States, and is coached and choreographed by Laura Lipetsky. She is the 2020 and 2019 US Senior National champion, the 2018 US Junior National champion, and the 2016 US Intermediate National Champion. Alysa Liu is the 2019-20 Junior Grand Prix Final silver medalist and the 2020 Junior World bronze meda!ist.

Liu became the youngest skater to ever land a triple axel at the 2018 Asian Open Trophy, and the third American lady to do so in international competition. She is the first US lady to land a quad Lutz.

Biographical information:

ISU Bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00103196.htm

USFS Fan Zone: https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=99

Rinkresults profile: http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=10892

Wikipedia page: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alysa_Liu

Social media links:

Instagram: https://instagram.com/alysaxliu

Arthur Liu's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY3QcsWcp6AwxrZx9eWTs6Q

Updated 22 July 2020​


Personal Best Total Score208.10ISU JGP Lake Placid 2019
Personal Best Score Short Program71.19ISU Junior Grand Prix Final 2019/20
Personal Best Score Free Skating138.99ISU JGP Baltic Cup 2019


Programs and Videos:

2019-2020
SP2: last season's "Don't Rain on My Parade" by Barbra Streisand; choreo by Cindy Stuart
FS: "Illumination" -New World Symphony by Dvorak; performed by Jennifer Thomas; choreo by Lori Nichol

2020 Junior World Championships
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcF-eHkSEc8
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x846mCJvUUg
Gala: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQLM32HAn5I

2020 US Nationals
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrm6Rp1pSSM
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOr494y1uEo

2019-20 Junior Grand Prix Final
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJcI7-ek3cw
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWZpt8Zrfs8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJsylqLkrbk

2019 JGP Baltic Cup
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHzP-cFgzGE
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbdNAD4FU6Q

2019 JGP Lake Placid
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb5tIaZAzg0
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0VXVdhJfuM

2019 Aurora Games
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7dDtsi1wrw
EX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by-MVVe-vB8

2018-2019 season
SP2: "Don't Rain on My Parade"
SP1: "Spanish Flame" by Maxime Rodriguez (2017-18 SP); choreo by Cindy Stuart
FS: The Witches of Eastwick film soundtrack; choreo by Cindy Stuart

2019 Nationals Senior
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uguOiYbYu00
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlVFXfNEnHc

2019 Pacific Sectionals Senior
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u8TRsmn4F0
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxQjhRQw-0E

2017-2018 season
SP: "Spanish Flame" by Maxime Rodriguez ; choreo by Cindy Stuart
FS: Les Misérables soundtrack

2018 Nationals: Junior
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGR6FIx9IP0&feature=youtu.be
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGBGDkkh7xU&feature=youtu.be

2016-2017 season
SP: "Puttin' on the Ritz"
FS: "Sing, Sing, Sing" by Benny Goodman

2017 Nationals Novice
SP:. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuwAZEptHVo
FS:. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XV0G1FtRYlI

Competitive Results:


2019–20 season
DateEventLevelSPFSTotal
March 2-8, 20202020 Junior World ChampionshipsJunior4 (67.52)3 (137.31)3 (204.83)
January 18-26, 20202020 US NationalsSenior2 (75.40)1 (160.12)1 (235.52)
December 5-8, 20192019–20 Junior Grand-Prix FinalJunior1 (71.29)2 (133.46)2 (204.65)
18-21 September 20192019 JGP PolandJunior4 (64.11)1 (138.99)1 (203.10)
28–31 August 20192019 JGP United StatesJunior1 (69.30)1 (138.80)1 (208.10)
2018–19 season
19–27 Jan. 20192019 U.S. ChampionshipsSenior2 (73.89)1 (143.62)1 (217.51)
11-14 Nov. 20182019 Pacific Coast SectionalsSenior1 (74.94)1 (138.03)1 (212.97)
10-14 Oct. 20182019 Central Pacific Regional ChampionshipsSenior1 (63.21)1 (122.87)1 (186.08)
1–5 August 20182018 Asian Figure Skating TrophyAdv. novice1 (50.25)1 (88.20)1 (138.45)
2017–18 season
22–25 February 20182018 International Challenge CupAdv. novice1 (42.79)2 (86.99)2 (129.78)
29 December 2017, to 8 January 20182018 U.S. ChampionshipsJunior1 (63.83)1 (120.33)1 (184.16)
Nov. 15-19, 20172018 Pacific Coast SectionalsJunior1 (61.68)1 (109.74)1 (171.42)
Oct. 20-22, 20172018 Central Pacific Regional ChampionshipsJunior1 (56.61)1 (112.96)1 (169.57)
13–17 September 20172017 Novice and Junior Challenge SkateJunior3 (56.94)1 (105.89)1 (162.83)
2–5 August 20172017 Asian Figure Skating TrophyAdv. novice3 (38.74)3 (69.60)2 (108.34)
2016–17 season
14–22 January 20172017 U.S. Figure Skating ChampionshipsNovice1 (48.89)6 (82.79)4 (131.68)
17-20 November 20162017 Pacific SectionalsNovice3 (48.13)1 (100.20)2 (148.33)
7-9 October 20162017 Central Pacific Regional ChampionshipsNovice3 (40.21)1 (92.34)2 (140.37)
14–18 September 20162016 Novice and Junior Challenge SkateNovice5 (39.58)4 (74.84)4 (114.42)
2015–16 season
15–24 January 20162016 U.S. ChampionshipsIntermediate1 (40.24)1 (70.00)1 (110.24)
17-21 November 20152016 Pacific SectionalsIntermediate1 (40.12)1 (73.61)1 (113.73)
3-5 October 20152016 Central Pacific Regional ChampionshipsIntermediate1 (39.37)2 (62.75)2 (102.12)
2014–15 season
18-19 October 20142015 Central Pacific Regional ChampionshipsJuvenile-7 (42.32)7 (42.32)






2017-2018 Club Competitions:

2017 Southern California Interclub Competition: 2, Juniors
2017 Red, White, and Blue Ice: 1, Juniors
2017 Skate St. Moritz: 1, Juniors

2016-2017 Club Competitions

2017 Skate San Francisco: 1, Novices

2015-2016 Club Competitions

2016 Red, White, and Blue Ice: 1, Intermediate
2016 Skate St. Moritz: 1, Intermediate
2016 Southern California Interclub Invitational: 4, Intermediate

2014-2015 Club Competitions

2015 Red, White, and Blue Ice: 2, Juvenile
2015 Skate St. Moritz: 1, Juvenile

Articles and Interviews:

Aug. 31, 2019 - Alysa Liu Becomes First American Woman to Land Quadruple Lutz in Junior Grand Prix Win
https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/...n-junior-grand-prix-win.aspx?path=figureskate

Aug. 30, 2019 - Alysa Liu Looks to Continue Making History in Lake Placid
https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/...-history-in-lake-placid.aspx?path=figureskate

Dec. 28,2017 - Could this 12-year-old Richmond girl be figure skating’s next big thing?
https://www.mercurynews.com/2017/12...hmond-girl-be-figure-skatings-next-big-thing/

Original post by Spiral for Miles

Alysa Liu is one of five children raised by her father and his partner, and is of Chinese descent. She will be eligible for the Junior Grand Prix circuit in 2019-2020.
Alysa is working on the triple axel and has landed it in practice in combination with triple toes. She's also stated that she'd like to learn quads soon as well, and that she will be competing as a senior at the 2019 US Nationals.
I'm very excited about her and think she is one of the best skaters in the country, even at age 12! The future looks bright in the skates of this young girl :love:
 
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Actually, she won’t be eligible for the Junior Circuit before 2019-2020 season. She turns 13 one month too late.
Either way, she’s potential to become a great skater. I look forward to seeing how she’ll grow.
 

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Whoops, still thought we were in 2016-2017. Obviously I am in denial about some things... :laugh2:
 

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Whoops, still thought we were in 2016-2017. Obviously I am in denial about some things... :laugh2:
Lol it’s ok. Not easy to keep track of everything. ;) If the next season is going well for her, I wonder if she’ll be allowed to compete in senior for next year Nationals? Or do they have specific requirements for it?
 

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I love her! And I feel like her love of skating shines through her!
 

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Typically, a junior skater may compete in seniors, if she tests up. It would be Alysa's choice. Michelle Kwan tested up at the age of 12.

It is common for the junior champion to compete as a senior the following season.

There are no age limits to competing [at US Nationals]. The terms "novice", "junior", and "senior" refer to the level of skating, not the age of the competitors. Therefore, competitors on the senior level do not have to be old enough to compete internationally on the senior level, and competitors on the junior level do not have to be young enough to compete internationally on the junior level.

Next season Alysa would still be ineligible for JGPF and Junior Worlds, BTW, because of her age.
 

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This girl is a serious talent. At some moments i thought she trains at Eteri's camp: difficult entries, confident jumps, nice spins. She was the best at the US Nationals, including seniors.
 

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Alysa Liu is a ladies single skater who competes for the United States. She was born on 8 August 2005 in Richmond, California, United States, and is coached and choreographed by Laura Lipetsky. Liu is one of five children raised by her father and his partner, and is of Chinese descent. She will be eligible for the Junior Grand Prix circuit in 2019-2020. I'm very excited about her and think she is one of the best skaters in the country, even at age 12! The future looks bright in the skates of this young girl :love:

She does not have ISU personal best scores yet as she has never competed internationally. However, her domestic personal bests are:
SP: 63.83 (2018 US Junior Nationals)
FS: 120.51 (2017 Skate St. Moritz)
Total: 184.16 (2018 US Junior Nationals)

A nice article about her that includes a lot of personal information: https://www.mercurynews.com/2017/12...hmond-girl-be-figure-skatings-next-big-thing/

Results:
2017-2018:
2018 US National Championships: 1, Juniors
2018 Pacific Coast Sectionals: 1, Juniors
2018 Central Pacific Regionals: 1, Juniors
2017 Asian Open Trophy: 2, Novices
2017 Southern California Interclub Competition: 2, Juniors
2017 Red, White, and Blue Ice: 1, Juniors
2017 Skate St. Moritz: 1, Juniors

2016-2017:
2017 US National Championships: 4, Novices
2017 Pacific Coast Sectionals: 2, Novices
2017 Central Pacific Regionals: 2, Novices
2017 US Challenge Skate: 4, Novices
2017 Skate San Francisco: 1, Novices

2015-2016:
2016 US National Championships: 1, Intermediate
2016 Pacific Coast Sectionals: 1, Intermediate
2016 Central Pacific Regionals: 2, Intermediate
2016 Red, White, and Blue Ice: 1, Intermediate
2016 Skate St. Moritz: 1, Intermediate
2016 Southern California Interclub Invitational: 4, Intermediate

2014-2015:
2015 Central Pacific Regionals: 7, Juvenile
2015 Red, White, and Blue Ice: 2, Juvenile
2015 Skate St. Moritz: 1, Juvenile

Videos:
2018 Nationals:
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGR6FIx9IP0&feature=youtu.be
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGBGDkkh7xU&feature=youtu.be

Links:
Stats on Ice bio: https://www.statsonice.com/skater/alysaliu/

Thanks for posting this Spiral for miles! It just tickles me still that she's from my home town of Richmond, CA. If she makes it to Olympics, I think she will be the first from Richmond!
 

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This girl is a serious talent. At some moments i thought she trains at Eteri's camp: difficult entries, confident jumps, nice spins. She was the best at the US Nationals, including seniors.

I don't want to turn this into a debate but I sincerely hope she doesn't turn out anything like Eteri camp, more like a Michelle Kwan type with smooth lines and graceful flow.
 

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I don't want to turn this into a debate but I sincerely hope she doesn't turn out anything like Eteri camp, more like a Michelle Kwan type with smooth lines and graceful flow.

No worries, she has the innate musicality that most Eteri camp skaters do not have or choose to ignore.
 

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this girl has such amazing spins. She has a musicality too and the big jumps are consistent at a young age. I hope she won't lose any jumps or become less consistent as she grows. She could be a real force on the JGP. It's really too bad she isn't age eligible for JGP until 2019. We must wait so long to see how she really stacks up against the best in the world!
 

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wow! I wonder if she's going to eventually go for quads like Trusova.

I just hope she doesn't hurt her body. But it's pretty exciting, she probably wants to include it in her programs next year! Since I assume she is eligible for JGP/JW?
 

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I just hope she doesn't hurt her body. But it's pretty exciting, she probably wants to include it in her programs next year! Since I assume she is eligible for JGP/JW?

She is eligible for the first time in 2019-2020.

On the 3A, good rotation speed but that one was way under.
 

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It would be so amazing if she can make it on the team for Beijing 2022. Also I think she speaks Mandarin quite well?
 

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She is eligible for the first time in 2019-2020.

On the 3A, good rotation speed but that one was way under.

No "way under" at all! I see about 1/4, agree with angelicaamatina.
 

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Wow! So glad to see my girl going for that 3A like a BOSS! I think it'll be there by her debut season.
 

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her technique on the 3a is very reminiscent of Rika's. Her coach said that they really look up to her and I can see the influence.
 

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After competing at a local competition, Alysa Liu skated around and did a 3a-3t!!
https://twitter.com/team_pdd/status/982859934323781634 ...

Lest anyone wonder: it was at last night's ice show (not competition) of the Skating Club of San Francisco.

Instagram story of @pom_pom9 has video also of another 3A (not in combination).

Instagram story of @christinacarriera has different video of Alysa (in practice clothes) training 3A.

A snippet of Alysa's program at the show:

 

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Apparently Alysa will be at a US training camp this summer (can't remember which one now, sorry) demonstrating jumps
As per her instagram story
 
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