Welcome to a brand new season of Ice Talk - the figure skating podcast from U.S. Figure Skating. Things are a little different around here this year, but that’s kind of the story overall for 2020, isn’t it? Even in an unprecedented year, there is still skating happening, so there are scores to be analyzed, medals to be given, and stories to be told!
Join host Mirai Nagasu for bi-weekly episodes full of competition news, interviews with people in and around figure skating, and a chance to have a little fun along the way.
Off Ice Impact
On this episode of Ice Talk, Mirai and Tara look back at a wild weekend at Rostelecom Cup featuring an impressive win by The Empress -- and fellow triple axel queen -- herself, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva.
Later in the show, off-ice expert Kat Arbour joins the show to talk about how what skaters do off the ice impacts what they can do on it... even when ice time is at a minimum, like this year.
All That Glitters
This week, Host Mirai Nagasu and Producer Tara Wellman revisit some highlights from Cup of China, and then talk "packaging" - not boxes and tape, but sparkles and makeup!
The aesthetic element of figure skating sets it apart, but how important is it to the athletes? ...or to the judges?
But, not all that glitters is golden. U.S. Champion and Olympic Team Member Rachael Flatt joins Mirai later in the show to talk about the mental and physical challenges facing athletes in a world full of comparison, criticism, and naturally, competitiveness.
Skate America and a Choreography Lesson
Over the weekend, Mirai Nagasu took in the competition at Skate America in Las Vegas while Tara Wellman watched from home. But, which programs stood out no matter the viewing experience? And how do programs like that come to be?
Mirai talks to former competitor and aspiring choreographer Alex Johnson to find out the process of choreographing for Grand Prix competitors.
Virtual Competitions, Cardboard Fans, and Skate America
Host Mirai Nagasu and Producer Tara Wellman welcome you back to a new season of (modified) international competition ahead of the scheduled Grand Prix season kickoff event -- Skate America in Las Vegas.
New Season, New Show!
Ice Talk is back for another season of figure skating content. With the new season underway, meet our new host -- Mirai Nagasu!
Season Wrap Up with Hosts Jackie Wong and Nick McCarvel
Listen as hosts Jackie Wong and Nick McCarvel wrap up the 2019-2020 figure skating season.
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I’m a figure skating fan with limited in depth knowledge. They explain things so well and not over your head. If you’re looking for an unbiased, non- snarky podcast this is the one for you! Also appreciate the lack of hate. Thank you Jackie and Nick!
Hello it’s Jackie Wong! You can’t go wrong.
Proof that you can talk about skating and be analytical without being snarky. More interviews please!