In this episode of In The Loop: Tales of the Blade, Tilda (@tequilda) tells Karly (@cyberswansp) the story of Ulrich Salchow - the Swedish figure skating pioneer and icon who invented the Salchow jump, won the 1908 Olympics, as well as 10 consecutive World Championship titles, and had a very particular way with words when critiquing his fellow skaters…
In this episode of In The Loop: Tales of the Blade, Kite (@mossyzinc) tells Yogeeta (@liliorum) the story of Elaine Zayak - the 1982 Ladies World Champion with the dubious honour of having one of the most widely known technical rules named after her.
This episode contains discussions of eating disorders, which might be triggering for some listeners.
In this episode of In The Loop: Tales of the Blade, Evie (@doubleflutz) tells Tilda (@tequilda) the story of the first woman to ever medal at a World Championship and the first Ladies Olympic Champion, Madge Syers (GBR), as well as figure skating in the late Victorian era, the exclusion of women in the sport, and the Ladies Championships of the ISU.
In this episode of In The Loop, Kite (@mossyzinc), Gabb (@tegomass) and Taeri (@twizzlesetc) discuss the costs associated with both professional and casual figure skating, and how skaters fund their careers and manage their finances. Lae (@axelsandwich) talks to 18-19 Japanese Ice Dance National Champion Tim Koleto on his experiences with managing the financial side of his figure skating career.