Monday, October 28, 2013

Tribute: "My Beautiful Ice Angel"

Johnny performs Fallen Angel 
at NHK Trophy, November 2009.

UPDATE: Johnny will be appearing 
on the Fourth Hour of the Today Show 
with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb 
on Wednesday, October 30, 10 am EST! 
Don’t miss it!

Friday, October 25, 2013

"All of Him Is My Treasure"

End of an era: 
Johnny’s at the close of his exquisite 
Schindler’s List program, 
in his last public exhibition performance 
as a competitive skater. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

Success in any endeavor
depends on the degree
to which it is an expression
of your true self.

— Ralph Marston

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

"Thank You for the Memories"

Photo tweeted by Johnny: 
“Memories to fill 1,000 lifetimes. 
Thank you.

In an appearance on NBC’s Today this morning, Johnny announced his retirement from competitive figure skating and was welcomed to the NBC Sports broadcasting team as a figure skating analyst. His on-air duties begin this Sunday, October 27, with NBC’s coverage of Skate Canada.

He has also issued his retirement statement via his weekly column for the Falls Church News-Press:

It is surreal writing about my career as if it had happened to someone else and to actually write the words: I am retiring from competitive figure skating. ... While I am not old, part of being a champion is knowing when your time is up.

Please read his complete statement here.

For full coverage, please visit Johnny’s official website. More on this new chapter coming soon!

Johnny on Today 
in NYC this morning. 
Watch the video here or here.

Congratulations, Johnny, 
on 17 years of medals 
and unparalleled beauty 
on competitive ice, 
and on your new gig with NBC!! 
Love you always.  
— Binky

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Spirit Day: "Paint the World Purple"

Throwback Thursday: Johnny bathed in purple spotlight, 
December 2011. Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

Johnny will be on the Today Show 
Wednesday, October 23with important news.
Set those DVRs now!

NOTE: Post now UPDATED below with downloadable podcast and transcript of Johnny's BBC interview!

We are each an army of one.
March forward with your army,
never let go of your future
and never listen to idiots 
who tell you “no.”
Johnny Weir
Spirit Day 2010

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Practice Is Perfect

A determined Johnny battles a monster cold, 
high altitude, and smoke-tinged air to rehearse 
on the sun-drenched ice in Sun Valley, Idaho. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly. 
Please click for full-size image.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Dear Johnny...

...we miss you!

Thank you for your amazing gift of skating,
your courage, your brilliant sense of humor,
and for all the extraordinary beauty you bring to this world.