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
January 11, 2017: U.S. Figure Skating announced today that Alexa and Chris have withdrawn from the 2017 U.S. Championships.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.
FREE PUBLIC EVENT IN NEW YORK CITY: Alexa and Chris are scheduled to perform at The Rink at Brookfield Place in New York City at 6 pm on December 18, 2016 – view the publicity poster on Facebook here.
Alexa and Chris are scheduled to make their first skating show appearance of the season in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Saturday & Sunday, December 3-4, 2016 – click here for more information on the club’s website.
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.
June 30, 2016: Alexa and Chris were assigned Rostelecom Cup and Cup of China for the 2016-17 ISU Grand Prix Series.
June 26, 2016: Alexa and Chris got married at The Lodge at Flying Horse in Colorado Springs. Coach Dalilah Sappenfield officiated the wedding. The newlyweds performed a dance choreographed to “Unchained Melody” at the reception, announcing that the music selection would be their free skate music for the 2016-17 season. Read the IceNetwork’s “The Inside Edge” blog for additional wedding details.
April 23, 2016: Alexa and Chris were a part of Team North America, which won gold in the inaugural KOSE Team Challenge Cup event in Spokane, Washington.
April 2, 2016: Alexa and Chris competed at the World Figure Skating Championships in Boston, Massachusetts. They finished in 9th place. Alexa and Chris will now prepare to take part in the inaugural KOSE Team Challenge Cup event in Spokane, Washington, April 22-24.
February 20, 2016: Alexa and Chris won the silver medal at the 2016 Four Continents Championships in Taipei City, Taiwan, and set new ISU personal best scores both in the free skate (140.35) and overall (207.96).
January 23, 2016: Alexa and Chris won the silver medal at the 2016 U.S. Championships in St. Paul, Minnesota. Alexa and Chris will represent the U.S. at the Four Continents Championships and World Championships.
December 12, 2015: Alexa and Chris finished 7th at the 2015-16 ISU Grand Prix Final.
November 28, 2015: Alexa and Chris won the bronze medal at NHK Trophy in Nagano and qualified for their first ISU Grand Prix Final, December 10-13, in Barcelona, Spain.
They chatted with Leah Adams before they left for Japan – click here to read the FSO Q&A.
October 30, 2015: Alexa and Chris won gold at Ice Challenge in Graz, Austria.
October 24, 2015: Alexa and Chris won the silver medal at Skate America in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This is their first Grand Prix medal.
September 25, 2015: Alexa and Chris won the silver medal in their international season debut at Nebelhorn Trophy.
August 26, 2015: Alexa and Chris share their thoughts on Champs Camp and returning to compete at Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, Germany – read about it here.
August 7, 2015: Alexa and Chris are named SKATING magazine’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Award winners, and are the first pairs team to receive this honor – click here for more.
July 12, 2015: Alexa and Chris debuted their programs at Skate Milwaukee and have set their wedding date for next year! Check out their latest journal entry.
June 15, 2015: Alexa and Chris were selected to compete at Skate America and NHK Trophy for the 2015-16 Grand Prix Series.
May 12, 2015: Alexa and Chris have announced their new program music for the 2015-16 season in a new journal entry. Their Skating page has been updated.