"I wanted to do this while I still have the time," the three-time U.S. champion said at a news conference in Manhattan. "I didn't want to be 50 years old and look back and say, 'Oh, those last two years before Sochi and I kind of let them go doing other things."
He's already turned down an invitation to Madonna's movie premiere next week. Weir will skate at a benefit in Japan in March for victims of last year's earthquake, but otherwise you'll mostly find him practicing in Hackensack, N.J.
"I won't be able to spend Saturday night drinking in a corner booth with my friends," he said. "I'll be sleeping."
Weir married Victor Vornov on New Year's Eve. It's not a surprise that Weir will try and return to skating since he loves Russia and competing there would be exciting for him.