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Episode 33: Figure Skating and Popular Culture - Transcript

Yogeeta: Even in post-Olympic seasons, they are basically only showing people who are about to retire or like someone who's still young and fresh and plans to keep competing. People can get to know them here in this space and then follow them into figure skating.

Karly: You know who I want to see on Dancing With the Stars? Jimmy Ma.

Maryam: Oh my god, he would be amazing.

Yogeeta: Jimmy Ma would be my favorite person to see on Dancing With the Stars.

Interview: Brian Orser, Coach at Toronto Cricket Club

Nina: So what's the most rewarding part of being a coach?

Brian: Just seeing it all come to fruition. There are some days when Tracy [Wilson] and I are out there and we've got all of these amazing athletes and it's just like a well-greased machine. All the parts are all moving smoothly and there's a nice harmony with the session. Everybody's got good energy and they're doing their things and we just stand back and we just watch it. And we go "Wow! This is good skating. We're really lucky." But you can't become complacent because as soon as that happens, the wheels fall off, so you have to keep it well-greased. And then there are days where it doesn't [work] and sometimes we just have to accept that too.

Interview - Tracy Wilson, Coach at Toronto Cricket Club

Tracy: I don’t know, I have no idea what my reputation is, but I’m pretty tough in terms of training because I think we’re so limited by what we think we can do. And, I literally, I mean, I commentated Rugby at the Olympics in Brazil in Rio, and I watched what those Rugby players deal with and how tired they get and they have to go and hit somebody and get hit. And I literally skated after Yuzu and said “Have you seen your Japanese Rugby team?” and he looked at me, and I said “Come on! You’re not going to be hit, and nobody's going to hit you! Come on, you’re not that tired.” [Laughter]

Recap: JGP Ljubljana Cup 2018

The JGP made its sixth stop in Ljubljana, Slovenia this past weekend where 24 men, 36 ladies, and 15 ice dance teams looked to capture a spot in the JGP Final in December. The ISU livestreamed the entirety of the competition and uploaded select skaters’ videos to YouTube; additionally, the ITL YouTube channel now features playlists of the medalists’ and special shoutouts’ performances, which can be found here.

Recap: CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2018

Another highly anticipated Challenger Series event, Nebelhorn Trophy took place this weekend in Oberstdorf, Germany. It is the sixth Challenger event in the series so far, and the competition celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. Many fan favourites had their first international assignment of the season at this event, and took the competition as a chance to test out their new programs for the season ahead. The event was live-streamed on Dailymotion, however it is no longer available. We have compiled a YouTube playlist of select available performances. Protocols and score breakdowns can be found here.

Episode 11: Autumn Classic International and Ondrej Nepela Trophy - Transcript

Niamh: He did say his quad Salchow was a tribute to Javi, and I was like...you’ve done the quad Salchow your entire senior career. Why is it only now his Salchow a tribute?

Gina: Javi’s not even dead yet!

Nina: Sometimes I can still hear his voice....

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?