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Tune in as Team USA Olympic figure skater Polina Edmunds carves out the world of figure skating.

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    • 4.4 • 89 Ratings

Tune in as Team USA Olympic figure skater Polina Edmunds carves out the world of figure skating.

    Getting to Know Starr Andrews

    Getting to Know Starr Andrews

    • 58 min
    Fresh on the Scene (ft. Isabeau Levito)

    Fresh on the Scene (ft. Isabeau Levito)

    I sit down with 2022 US Bronze Medalist and Junior World Champion Isabeau Levito to chat about her career thus far! We talk about her start in skating, her coaching team, her timeline of learning jumps, her artistry and the dance classes she takes, competing on the JGP circuit last season, her Senior Nationals experience winning the bronze, her Junior Worlds experience, what she's excited about next season, consistency and goals, and a little bit on who Isabeau is.

    • 41 min
    Getting to know Quad God (ft. Ilia Malinin)

    Getting to know Quad God (ft. Ilia Malinin)

    In this episode I chat with 2022 Junior World Champion and US Silver Medalist Ilia Malinin about his start in skating, coaching, the timeline of learning all his jumps, his latest season with starting with the JGP's, his Nationals experience as a first year senior in an Olympic year, how he felt about the Olympic team selection, his experience competing at the World Championships and Junior World Championships, how he feels about the hype surrounding his name, his Quad Axel, and some more on who Ilia is!

    • 54 min
    Coaches: Observing & Learning (ft. Christy Ness)

    Coaches: Observing & Learning (ft. Christy Ness)

    I sit down with legendary coach Christy Ness, who coached Kristi Yamaguchi to Olympic Gold! We discuss her start in skating coaching, coaching young Kristi to the top, parents and their significance to the team, her advice to young coaches, dealing with politics in the sport, dealing with media in the sport, her thoughts on current skating with the potential age change, missing quality in today's skating, and what she's up to now!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Raw Skating (ft. Frank Carroll)

    Raw Skating (ft. Frank Carroll)

    I sit down with world famous coach Frank Carroll, who has coached many famous figure skating champions in his career. We chat about his start in skating, what he looks for in recognizing talent, parents' role in the coaching processes, training athletes with different personalities, consultant coaching, politics in skating, his thoughts on the Olympic doping scandal and the handling of it all, his thoughts on current women's skating and what needs to change in the judging system, and his favorite moment in his coaching career.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Worlds 2022 Women's Recap

    Worlds 2022 Women's Recap

    I recap the Women's Event at the 2022 World Championships: Kaori Sakamoto, Loena Hendrickx, Alysa Liu, Mariah Bell, Young You, Anastasia Gubanova, Wakaba Higuchi, Karen Chen, Nicole Schott, Ekaterina Kurakova, Ekaterina Ryabova, Olga Mikutina, Niina Petrykina, and overall thoughts.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

Die hard senior skating fan ,

Love hearing from your guests

Please, please continue throughout the year. We fans want to learn , hear from those who have been and are in the skating world, its history, future and currently involved year round. There are so many aspects about figure skating and you bring out these topics with your guests!!!

Fell in love with figure skating when my Dad took me to the Ice Capades in 1954! Mom and I would stay glued to the tv to catch the little coverage with Jim McKay on Wide World of Sports . Coverage was sparse. Sad to see tv coverage has gone back to those times.

Keep your interviews going! My ear was glued to my phone to hear Frank Carroll and his insights!!!

Audrey

Thank you again!

Wumpyflappy ,

I’m learning so much

I am in my 50’s and brand new to figure skating, which I picked up for exercise and enjoyment. So glad I found this podcast that is teaching me so much about the sport including the elite and Olympic levels of skating. Informative, helpful, and entertaining.

eesldm ,

Informative and Well Explained

Your latest episode is the best analysis I’ve heard regarding the Olympic doping scandal. I think something that has been missing in the coverage this past week is how much or little autonomy a teenage Russian figure skater likely has. Your description of the differences in training/coaching systems in the US vs. Russia was very informative and touched on this. I also found helpful your outline of a child’s development while training difficult jumps and how the medicines involved might affect such training. Eesldmour background as a teenage Olympian and someone whose mom grew up skating under a different system, you bring so much insight to this situation. I look forward to listening to your other episodes.

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