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Episode 35: Photography and Figure Skating (feat. Interview with Joosep Martinson) - Transcript

Becs: Good costumes are such a draw in terms of just being like "Yes yes you are worthy!"

Gabb: Especially if they're sparkly!

Becs: Yes sparkles please!

Kat: Aka Ice Dance ladies.[Gabb: Yes!] 90% of the time deliver with their costumes.

Becs: Yes. One thing that is so beautiful about picking who you're going to photograph is ah Ice Dance ladies and ladies in general show up looking usually fabulous most practices even so...

Kat: And then you have the men with like 80% black costumes or monochrome.

Becs: Yeah it's tragic, it's a tragic contrast.

Tales of the Blade: 19th Century Rinks - Transcript

Evie: Well, you're not that far off, honestly. You're a couple steps to the left of what was actually used. Henry Kirk tried to emulate the feeling of ice using a mixture of materials and included in this mixture were salt, copper, aluminium and... hog's lard. Literal hog's lard - the fat from a hog - to make it slippery enough to skate on!

Niamh: Who's sitting in their kitchen one night thinking, "Oh, I know what I'll do, I'll make some fake ice using hog's lard!"

Evie: Obviously Henry Kirk thought that. So here's your ingredients: "30-50 feral hogs --" (hosts laugh)

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.

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.

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.

Episode 9: JGP Bratislava and JGP Cup Of Austria - Transcript

Evie: So we’ve had two successive weekends filled with figure skating after several months of barely anything and -

Karly: It's been so nice! 

Evie: It’s been nice but also I miss having sleep, I miss being able to sleep. (Laughs).