US Pairs Figure Skaters, Alexa Scimeca Knierim and husband Chris Knierim, 2015 US Pairs Champions, were forced to withdraw from the 2016 Grand Prix series and US National Championships because Alexa had not recovered fully from a prolonged illness that culminated in life saving stomach surgery in September. Here they are competing for the first time this season at the Four Continents Championships in February 2017. Chris refers to Alexa as “the love of my life” and reports that just prior to this skate he was in tears because he knew how emotionally important this skate was for Alexa. You can see him wipe his eye twice. Watch the slo-mo at the end. The joy of skating as well as their love for each other is quite evident in this skate. The music is lovely,too.
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