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Episode 28: World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2019 - Transcript

Karly: We've been knew we have no faith in men.

Evie: And it was just so crazy! The top ten were only separated by what? Like five points from each other?

Sam: Yeah like barely even that.

Evie: It was insane! And then in the Free Skate everyone kind of died so you know [laughter] parallels!.

Sam: The Free Skate sure did happen!

Karly: In the Free Skate, wasn't it only Roman who was clean?

Evie: He wasn't even clean though!

(Hosts laugh)

Episode 23: Japanese Nationals 2019 - Transcript

Yogeeta: I’m very thankful we have Kaori Sakamoto, Japanese National champion. Her reaction when she saw her score was everything.

Nina: Don’t forget this was right after the world’s cutest dab.

Kite: Dabbing in the Kiss & Cry? She’s been taking lessons from Nam [Nyugen], clearly.

Yogeeta: No one should be taking those lessons (laughter).

Episode 22: Russian Nationals 2019 - Transcript

Sam: I will say she hits a beautiful line in a lift; their lifts are great when she like elongates out, because she has super long legs too.

Nina: When she bends them right, she makes her positions look very nice.

Sam: She’s not as leggy as Alexandra but she’s cleaner with those long legs than Alexandra is.

Nina: What do they put in the water over there? I want some of that leg juice. (Hosts laugh)

Sam: Yeah, exactly. (laughs)

Episode 18: Rostelecom Cup 2018 - Transcript

Sam: Thankfully there is no “Edge of No Return,” so.

Kite: “Point of No Return…”

Sam: Yes, “Point of No Return!”

Kite: “Edge of No Return!”

Sam: Did I say “edge”? Excuse me! “Point of No Return!” It's only my favorite song in the whole musical, so of course I'm gonna screw it up!

Episode 14: Skate America 2018 - Transcript

Red: We don’t like to think about “Candyman.”

Sam: Yeah, no, we definitely don’t,

Yogeeta: Yeah let’s never watch that ever again.

Red: Let’s move on from “Candyman.”

Sam: Yeah, thankfully they have.

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.

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).

Episode 4: Judging Systems - Past, Present, and Future - Transcript

Sam: People who are super nostalgic for 6.0 always love to say things like ‘oh, the programs had more content’, ‘oh, the programs were better’, when in actuality, during the time, not to bring Scott back into this, but I think it was during Elvis Stojko’s 1998 short program, he made a comment: “oh, he actually takes the step sequence seriously”. So clearly, this whole mythos that everyone had packed transitions, everyone had packed content is just like - oh, we remember Michelle.

Lo: Yeah, we remember Michelle. We remember Alexei Yagudin. We remember the good stuff - the bad stuff was still very bad. The fact that they were given so much freedom means that people were free to not put very much content in at all. And you would see that. Go watch an old Olympics and you’ll see what I mean. So the idea that 6.0 was just universally artistic and beautiful is just absolute nonsense from someone who probably hasn’t been watching skating very closely in the past decade. Like if you don’t think that Mao Asada brings artistry, I don’t know what to tell you. Like, what are you talking about?