Healing Weir to Headline ‘Holiday Dreams on Ice’
Last month’s Hurricane Sandy forced him and his coach, Galina Zmievskaya, to leave their rink in Hackensack, N.J., for Monsey in upstate New York. His home lost power, and he packed for a three-week competitive sojourn to the Rostelecom Cup and Trophée Eric Bompard with flashlights taped to the sides of his head. Rapid weight loss weakened him and made a fall on some warm-up steps in Moscow worse, leaving his left side, from ACL to hip, numb and then sore.
“Skinny, fragile people — that should be the anthem of figure skating,” Weir said with a rueful laugh.
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