Thank you for visiting our website! We are Alexa Scimeca Knierim & Chris Knierim, the 2015 U.S. National Pairs Champions and 3-time World Championship competitors. By creating this website, we hope that you will be able to join us on our journey as we strive to achieve our goals.
~ Alexa & Chris
February 18, 2017: Alexa and Chris finish in sixth place at the 2017 Four Continents Championships. The event was their season debut.
After the short program Alexa to the media, “It’s the best we’ve ever felt skating. It’s just him and I out there. Everyone has a journey and this is our own. We can’t try to change our circumstances; we can just go with them. Health-wise, I’m back at 100 percent and I’m getting close to 100 percent strength-wise. I feel like my body is almost back to where it used to be, and I’m sure by the time Worlds comes around, I’ll be there.”
January 22, 2017: Alexa and Chris petitioned for a spot on the World team and their petition was granted. Alexa and Chris will make their season debut at the 2017 Four Continents Championships in Gangneung, Republic of Korea, February 14-19. The 2017 World Championships take place March 29-April 2, in Helsinki, Finland.
January 11, 2017: U.S. Figure Skating announced today that Alexa and Chris have withdrawn from the 2017 U.S. Championships. Alexa underwent stomach surgery in September and while the team has resumed full training, they do not feel they have had enough time to prepare fully for Nationals. Read the press release here.
September 28, 2016: U.S. Figure Skating announced today that Alexa and Chris will miss the fall competition season [link to the official statement re. Alexa’s medical update here] and Alexa has written a personal note to the team’s supporters – read it here.