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A figure skating podcast to satisfy all of your skating news, analysis, and recap needs. Run by lifelong skaters and skating fans, Alicia and Mary.
Get ready to jump right in to the nitty gritty details of what’s happened this week in figure skating.
Get bonus content and support the work we do by joining our Patreon (link above).

    2019/20 Season's Best List: Ladies

    2019/20 Season's Best List: Ladies

    With the cancellation of the World Championships the skating season is abruptly over. But on the plus side, that means it's time for our season's best lists! We begin with our picks for the best ladies programs of the season, and discuss how much we've missed spirals, joyous junior skaters, and our childhood inspirational figures (who were ice dancers, of course).
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Junior Worlds 2020: Ice Dance

    Junior Worlds 2020: Ice Dance

    Junior dance has been what we've looked forward to all season, and the competition at Junior Worlds did not disappoint. We discuss our feelings about the podium, and why we might have preferred it to be closer in points, why we personally prefer precision over speed in dance (even if international judges might not seem to agree), and dive into the continuing battle for dominance among Canadian junior dancers, and whether Canada will have enough JGP spots next season.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Junior Worlds 2020: Ladies

    Junior Worlds 2020: Ladies

    The junior ladies field is often a bloodbath, and we recap the strong skaters fighting for the podium, and the fight to even make it to the free skate. The top few skates were so solid that we spent a lot of time discussing the relative merits of choreography, plus we discuss why it's a bad idea to put tons of media pressure on a 13 year old and whether the Japanese ladies can come back from a bit of a slump year like the men just did.

    • 53 min
    Junior Worlds 2020: Pairs

    Junior Worlds 2020: Pairs

    This was a bit of a rough competition for the junior pairs, including the usually solid Russian teams. We discuss an immensely costly spin mistake, whether it's a good idea for teams to train a backup plan for side-by-side jump issues, and some young teams with potential who are still working on incorporating the harder pairs elements.

    • 52 min
    Junior Worlds 2020: Men

    Junior Worlds 2020: Men

    We're back to recap the Junior World Championships, and we begin with the men, who have a history of being inconsistent, particularly at Worlds. We discuss an uncomfortable throwback to last year's Junior Worlds, our slight annoyance that even our winner wasn't fully clean, and speculate on what next season might look like for the top finishers here.

    • 59 min
    Four Continents 2020: Men

    Four Continents 2020: Men

    We wrap up Four Continents with the men's event which saw a number of strong skates. We discus the risk/reward of repeating programs, some skaters who had a great competition that we won't see at Worlds who wrapped up their season in a strong way, and our continued wait for the official Canadian World's assignments to be released.

    • 58 min

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