• Summary

  • 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.
    allison manley
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Episodes
  • Episode #82: Parker Pennington

    Dec 14 2014

    November 2014
    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.

     

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    34 mins
  • Episode #81: Tamara Moskvina

    Nov 5 2014

    October 2014
    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.

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    54 mins
  • Episode #80: Renee Roca

    Oct 1 2014

    September 2014
    An interview with Renee Roca. Roca was a three-time US National Champion in Ice Dance with different partners: she won the 1986 title with Donald Adair, and the 1993 and 1995 titles with Gorsha Sur. Her longevity in the sport is hard to top, spending 14 years in the Senior ranks. Roca is probably best known for twice missing out on the Olympics for incredible reasons. After retirement she moved on to become a very popular show skater, and is now a choreographer and coach. She talks about how she became successful after a relatively late start, the drama of the 1994 season, and why she enjoyed working with hockey players. 1 hour, 4 minutes, 37 seconds.

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    1 hr and 5 mins

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