A podcast covering everything there is to know about figure skating, from an international team of figure skating fans!
In The Loop is a podcast & media organization created by a group of figure skating fans from across the globe out of a passion to address underdeveloped areas of coverage in figure skating media, especially in podcasting. We decided to create the content we wanted to see: long-form interviews, serious discussions around themes like accessibility, judging, bias, and health, as well as more light-hearted coverage of the fan culture surrounding this often under-appreciated sport.
Coverage of major competitions in a casual, conversational style. Our hosts chat about their favorite performances, contextualise them within the broader trajectory of the sport, and wax lyrical about Junior Ice Dance.
Documentary episodes digging into specific topics, like gender, judging systems and the costs faced by athletes. Our new mini-series Tales of the Blade focuses specifically on the often colorful history of skating, from Salchow’s savage sports journalism to rinks made of lard!
Interviews with skaters, coaches and choreographers, both up-and- coming and well-known. We take pride in providing a platform that allows those in the figure skating community to share their perspectives on the sport, as well as their personal stories.
Photography from major national and international competitions in Juniors and Seniors, as well as from ice shows, distributed through our social media channels and our website
A curated Twitter feed covering all the latest news, competition results, program announcements and more, and a comprehensive calendar of events for the season including streaming links, schedules, entries and more.
Encourage our listeners to be critical, educated fans and consumers of figure skating.
Offer deep engagement with the sport as fans, drawing on cross-disciplinary areas such as sociology, medicine, media, gender studies, and politics.
Make international content and fan culture more accessible to English-speaking fans.
Bring international perspectives into the conversation, with a team consisting of members from several different countries.
Draw attention to lesser-known skaters and details commonly missed by other figure skating media, as well as covering behind-the-scenes aspects of the sport.