series: challenger

Episode 13: Finlandia Trophy, Japan Open, JGP Ljubljana, and Interviews with Elizaveta Tuktamysheva and Alexei Bychenko - Transcript

Tilda: The spin! The spin where he did the [YMCA] movements? Pure genius.

Evie: That’s the only valid choreographic sequence from now on, if you’re doing the YMCA arms. Only valid one, I’m sorry.

Episode 12: Nebelhorn Trophy, JGP Czech Skate - Transcript

Lae: It's also the “Toy Story” song which seems oddly fitting for Keegan for some reason.

Gina: I would maybe like it more if he was dressed as a cowboy.

Lae: That's true. Keegan, you dropped the ball completely.

Gina: You’ve got that cowboy hat. (Lae: Oh my god, he does!)

Iman: Imagine he came up with actual cowboy boots as his skates. That would be fantastic.

Gina: That would be so cute.

Lae: If you're going to go for disco Romeo and Juliet, you might as well like go the entire way, like come on.

Recap: CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy 2018

The fourth Challenger Series event, the Ondrej Nepela Trophy, took place in Bratislava, Slovakia over the weekend. The event was streamed by the Slovakian Federation but most of the original feeds have been taken down due to copyright issues - you should be able to find most of the individual programmes reuploaded to Youtube. Protocols and score breakdowns can be found here.

Episode 10: US Classic, Lombardia Trophy, JGP Amber Cup, JGP Canada - Transcript

Yogeeta: So let’s move onto today’s episode. We’re going to be discussing four competitions: US Classic International, Lombardia, Junior Grand Prix Amber Cup and Junior Grand Prix Canada. Have I survived watching all of these competitions this weekend?

Recap: CS Lombardia Trophy 2018

The second Challenger Series event, the Lombardia Trophy, took place in Bergamo, Italy over the weekend. As the season continues to unfold, exciting new programs are unveiled each competition, and Lombardia was no exception. The event was streamed on Idealweb TV, and can be viewed on Idealweb TV's YouTube page. Protocols and score breakdowns can be found here.

Recap: CS US International Figure Skating Classic 2018

The Challenger Series made it’s first stop in North America this week in Salt Lake City for the US International Figure Skating Classic. This event hosted a contingent of 5 pairs, 11 men, 7 ice dance teams, and 15 ladies. All vying for a spot on the podium and points toward their world rank. Unfortunately this event was geo-blocked and only available for US viewers who purchased an NBC Gold subscription pass for figure skating.

This event saw the season debut for many top skaters, marking first looks at new programs costumes and improvements from last season. All event results information, including protocols, can be found here.

Interview with Kerry/Dodds and Komatsubara/Koleto - Transcript

Nikola: Hi, this is Nikola and you’re listening to the 2018 Asian Open Trophy bonus segment through In The Loop podcast. I’m here to give you a brief rundown on the event, and to give you a fan perspective, as well as some interviews with skaters competing at the event - including Chantelle Kerry and Andrews Dodds from team Australia, and Misato Komatsubara and Tim Koleto from Team Japan.