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Meissner Surprised by Grand Prix Selections

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Former world champion Kimmie Meissner is a bit surprised at having received two Grand Prix invitations, according to the Baltimore Sun. It was a tad generous to Meissner, who placed eighth in both of her Grand Prix assignments last season and withdrew from the U.S. Nationals with injury. She will be competing at Rostelecom Cup in Moscow and NHK Trophy in Nagano, Japan.

"I wasn't really paying attention. I was, like, 'I'm not going to worry about it. I'm just going to do what I can do,'" she said Friday during a break from practice at Ice World in Abingdon. "Then all of the sudden, I had two of them. I was just so shocked and just like so happy.

We're entering another season where I'm very interested to see any changes in Meissner and hope she can skate cleanly - she's a beautiful skater when she does. The article also states that Meissner's short program will once again be to Un Ange Passe. Her long will be to Romeo and Juliet, a free skate staple. She will also be competing probably in late July at a regional competition, so I will try to follow what happens at whichever one she chooses to do.