Competition Recap

Episode 19: Internationaux de France 2018 - Transcript

Kat: We never would have been able to tell that it was a hexagon, just because everyone was holding it.

Dani: Guys, real talk, do you think that they're going to run out of shapes at one point?

Kat: Who knows, maybe they'll just stick with this the whole time.

Dani: I'll say that 2019 will have squares or triangles.

Tilda: I do wonder if it's like building a brand as avant-garde, you know?

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 17: NHK Trophy 2018 - Transcript

Evie: I think they're both looking really good, especially his Short Program with the bright yellow pants that he's sporting. (Lynn: Banana pants!) It's definitely a look-

Lynn: He pulls it off!

Evie: I kinda wish he would go full banana and go for a bright yellow top and lean into the disco!

Lynn: I'd be into that.

Evie: Bejewel the hell out of the pants, flared legs - I'd be down for that.

Lynn: Stephane is really having an impact on him.

Episode 16: GP Helsinki 2018 - Transcript

Evie: I love their rotational lift in the Free Dance-

Yogeeta: Oh my god, it's amazing

Evie: It's so good. You don't see many teams try and get that bullet point where the man has to be on one leg for some of the rotations for the levels, but you see Ivan in the last couple of rotations and they're spinning so fast, and then he sticks his leg up and looks at the judges - and it's just like, 'yeah look at me, I've got my leg up!' It's just-

Lae: Witness the leg!

Evie: 'Witness the leg,' there's your episode title!

Episode 15: Skate Canada 2018 - Transcript

Nina: Paul needs to keep his moustache shaved.

Kat: Oh god, yeah.

Kite: He kept it out for the Rhythm Dance and shaved it for the Free Dance, I didn’t even recognise him when he came out for Free Dance practice. I was like “Oh my god, that’s Paul.” He looked like 15 years younger than he did 24 hours ago, just because he shaved his moustache.

Kat: Please do not do that, Paul, if you’re listening. Please just get rid of the moustache.

Nina: Paul, more flower crowns, fewer moustaches.

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: JGP Armenian Cup 2018

The Junior Grand Prix made its final stop in Yerevan, Armenia this past weekend where 21 men, 27 ladies, and 15 Ice Dance teams fought it out for those last few available spots for the Junior Grand Prix 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. 

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: 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.

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.