The podcast for hardcore figure skating fans. In-depth ideas and analysis on the sport of figure skating from famous and influential people in the sport.
Episode #86: Jackie Wong (ice skating)
Figure Skating podcast. Ice skating analyst Jackie Wong's website at rockerskating.com is the top source for the latest news about the sport. But most critically he has a deep understanding of the judging system, which makes him an invaluable resource for those trying to understand the outcome of scores and placements. 1 hour, 1 minute, 45 seconds.
Manleywoman SkateCast – Episode 85: Debbi Wilkes
May 2022 Figure Skating podcast. With partner Guy Ravelle, Debbi Wilkes was a two-time Canadian National Champion, 1963 North American Champion, and the 1964 Olympic Silver medalist. After retiring from competition, Wilkes became a television ice skating analyst, an author, coach, and Skate Canada's Director of Marketing and Sponsorship. Ms Wilkes was inducted into the Canadian Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2001. 1 hour.
Manleywoman SkateCast – Episode 84: Courtney Jones
Figure Skating podcast. Courtney Jones is a World, European, and British ice dancing champion, and the only skater to win World Championships in Ice Dance with different partners. He's been an ice skating judge, an Olympic Team Leader, and creator of two compulsory dances. And he designed the iconic Bolero costumes worn by Torvill and Dean for the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics. 1 hour, 19 minutes.
Manleywoman SkateCast – Episode 83: Elizabeth Manley
Figure skating podcast. Elizabeth Manley is a 3-time Canadian Champion, 2-time Olympian, the 1988 World Silver medalist, and the 1988 Olympic Silver medalist in women's figure skating. This Canadian Hall of Famer is also a commentator and blogger for ice skating and a mental health advocate. 1 hour, 3 minutes.
Episode #82: Parker Pennington
An interview with Parker Pennington. He won four US national titles (Juvenile, Intermediate, Novice, and Junior titles), is now a coach and choreographer, and the creator of SkateDanceDream. He discusses having Carol Heiss Jenkins as a coach, how he loves to help people any way he can, and how he was once a stunt double for Woody Allen. 34 minutes, 6 seconds.
Episode #81: Tamara Moskvina
An interview with Tamara Moskvina, one of the most legendary coaches of all time in figure skating. She was a 5-time Soviet Champion in Singles, and 2-time Soviet Champion in Pairs with different partners: Alexander Gavrilov and Alexei Mishin. With Mishin she was the World Silver medalist and competed in the 1968 Olympics. Since becoming a coach, she's been a driving force behind the dominance of Russian Pair teams over the past several decades, having coached some of the best teams in skating: Valova & Vassiliev, Mishkutenok & Dmitriev, Kazakova & Dmitriev, Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze, and Kawaguchi & Smirnov. Moskvina talked about how she invented the Beillmann Spin, the 2002 Olympics pairs scandal, and how she broke her tooth on Mishin's knee. 53 minutes, 37 seconds.
As a man, I was surprised on how much I like the show. Really interesting interviews. Good insight to the world figure skating.
I love this podcast!
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Allison does an awesome job interviewing people from all different parts of the skating world to provide a really, rich, informative podcast. She does her homework before each interview so that she can ask insightful questions and clearly puts the time into developing a quality product. This is a delight for anyone with even a passing interest in figure skating and a must for a fan!