36 Facts About Alissa Czisny


Alissa Czisny was born on June 25,1987 and is an American former competitive figure skater.


Alissa Czisny is the 2010 Grand Prix Final champion, a two-time Skate Canada champion, the 2011 Skate America champion, and a two-time US national champion.


Alissa Czisny is the 2019 and the 2021 US Professional Open Grand Champion.


Alissa Czisny was born together with a fraternal twin sister, Amber, on June 25,1987, in Sylvania, Ohio.


Alissa Czisny took some of her classes online due to her skating, training, and traveling schedule.


Alissa Czisny took ballet lessons from a young age to improve her flexibility and strength.


Alissa Czisny started skating in Bowling Green, Ohio, where Shelly Bressler was Alissa Czisny's first skating coach.


Alissa Czisny finished 4th in her Grand Prix debut at 2004 Skate America, to which she was invited after Michelle Kwan withdrew.


Alissa Czisny first gained international attention when she won the gold medal at the 2005 Skate Canada International and silver at the 2005 Skate America where she received a standing ovation for her free program.


Alissa Czisny went on to the 2006 US Championships in St Louis, where she finished seventh overall.


Alissa Czisny was one of four figure skaters featured on the 2006 TLC series, Ice Diaries.


Alissa Czisny began the season at the 2006 Skate Canada International where she placed fourth.


Alissa Czisny competed at the 2006 Cup of Russia in November.


Alissa Czisny finished third in the long program but won the gold medal due to her lead from the short.


Alissa Czisny won her first national title, ahead of Rachael Flatt and Caroline Zhang.


Alissa Czisny earned her second trip to the Four Continents and the World Championships, in which she finished ninth and eleventh, respectively.


Alissa Czisny placed tenth at the 2010 US Championships; as a result, she did not make the Olympic team and financial support to help cover her mid-five-figure training expenses was cut.


Alissa Czisny considered retiring but her mentors Brian Boitano and Linda Leaver encouraged her to continue.


Alissa Czisny reworked her jump technique with the help of her new coaches, who helped her with her mental approach.


Alissa Czisny won Midwestern Sectionals, qualifying her to compete at US Nationals in 2011.


Alissa Czisny won bronze at her second Grand Prix event, 2010 Trophee Eric Bompard, which combined with her Skate Canada result qualified her for the Grand Prix Final.


Alissa Czisny won her first Grand Prix Final title with a new personal best combined total of 180.75 points.


At the 2011 US Championships, Alissa Czisny placed second in the short program with 62.50, and then placed first in the free skate with 128.74, giving her a combined total of 191.24 to win the gold.


Alissa Czisny thus won her second national gold medal, finishing 7.86 points ahead of the defending champion Rachael Flatt.


Alissa Czisny placed fifth at the 2011 World Championships, her best ever result at the event.


Alissa Czisny won the gold medal at Skate America and bronze at Trophee Bompard.


Alissa Czisny was first in the free program at Bompard with 121.90 points, setting a new personal best international free skate score.


Alissa Czisny won the silver medal at the 2012 US Championships.


Alissa Czisny was invited to the World Team Trophy but her coach Jason Dungjen declined and Gracie Gold was selected instead.


In May 2012, an MRI revealed that Alissa Czisny had a torn labrum in her left hip.


Alissa Czisny said she would not have competed at Worlds if she had known she was injured.


Alissa Czisny hoped to compete at the 2013 US Championships.


On January 12,2013, at the 2013 Fox Cities Invitational in Appleton, Wisconsin, Alissa Czisny dislocated her left hip when she fell on a triple flip.


Alissa Czisny was taken to hospital where her hip was moved back into alignment.


Alissa Czisny worked regularly with an off-ice trainer and underwent physical therapy daily.


On June 19,2014, Alissa Czisny decided to retire from competition, due to having had two consecutive surgeries on her left hip, saying she would continue to skate in shows and work as a coach.