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A figure skating podcast to satisfy all of your skating news, analysis, and recap needs. Run by lifelong skaters and skating fans, Alicia and Mary. Get ready to jump right in to the nitty gritty details of what’s happened this week in figure skating.

A figure skating podcast to satisfy all of your skating news, analysis, and recap needs. Run by lifelong skaters and skating fans, Alicia and Mary. Get ready to jump right in to the nitty gritty details of what’s happened this week in figure skating.
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Canada

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A figure skating podcast to satisfy all of your skating news, analysis, and recap needs. Run by lifelong skaters and skating fans, Alicia and Mary. Get ready to jump right in to the nitty gritty details of what’s happened this week in figure skating.

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@flutzescast

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English


Episodes

Skate America 2019: Men

10/21/2019
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We wrap up our Skate America recaps with the men, and discuss our excitement over Nathan Chen's programs and technical abilities (and why you should be excited too), debate early season quad strategies for a variety of skaters, and despair for the guys who have made the final before, but whose hopes for this year were dashed at this event.

Duration:00:59:39

Skate America 2019: Ice Dance

10/21/2019
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We continue our full break down of Skate America with the dance event, starting with the technical issue that shouldn't really have happened in the RD, and discuss some debuting programs we're not sure about, a great costume violation save, and what a perfect Smash rhythm dance could look like.

Duration:00:54:59

Skate America 2019: Pairs

10/20/2019
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We continue our Skate America recap with the pairs, and discuss how easy it is for a wonky throw technique to lead to injuries, the importance of a relaxed facial expression for audience enjoyment, and the difficult balance after injury between being confident in your elements and risking injury again.

Duration:00:41:14

Skate America 2019: Ladies

10/20/2019
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The Grand Prix season is officially here! We begin our Skate America recap with the ladies, and discuss how each of the Russian ladies handled the pressure placed on them here, our excitement over Wakaba Higuchi's clean short program, and why there was a wrong jump call on the official protocols that just never got fixed.

Duration:00:59:54

Finlandia 2019: Ladies And Ice Dance

10/14/2019
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We wrap up our Finlandia recap with lots of excitement as we discuss Kostornaia's debut with amazing triple Axels and a super fun Twilight program, some successful skates by new seniors and up-and-coming ladies skaters, and try to figure out the case of the missing character steps in the dance event.

Duration:01:16:11

Finlandia 2019: Pairs And Men

10/14/2019
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It's the last Challenger event before the start of the Grand Prix, and we take a look at the new and debuting pairs who are ready to take on the world, speculate on just what Shoma Uno's plans are for the upcoming season, and continue to be surprised and excited by the continued ventures of Sergei Voronov on competition ice.

Duration:01:05:02

JGP Egna 2019

10/6/2019
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The final JGP event of the season had some amazing skates and some surprise medalists, and we discuss the comfort of being able to compete in your home arena, how easy it is to make program mistakes due to internal expectations and competing back-to-back weekends, and how to try and deal with your skates coming undone mid-program.

Duration:01:16:07

Japan Open And Shanghai Trophy 2019

10/6/2019
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There were two small invitationals this weekend, and we recap both the Japan Open and the brand new Shanghai Trophy in this episode. We discuss Trusova's insane technical content, our excitement over the new men's programs displayed at the Japan Open, and try to discuss as much as we can about the Shanghai Trophy in spite of many missing program videos.

Duration:01:39:41

JGP Zagreb 2019: Ladies And Ice Dance

9/29/2019
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More JGP finalists were decided in the ladies and dance events here, and we recap two really strong winning skates that made it to the final in both disciplines, the continuing Canadian ice dance pewter trend, and confusion over choreographic elements versus plain old choreography in the dance protocols.

Duration:00:48:55

JGP Zagreb 2019: Pairs And Men

9/29/2019
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We're coming to the close of the JGP season, and this event solidified the pairs JGP finalists and some for the men. We discuss how wide open the pairs field at the JGPF will be, especially for the Russian skaters, and we lament the close-to-clean men's programs that just didn't quite make it into the final this year.

Duration:01:00:59

Nebelhorn 2019: Men And Pairs

9/29/2019
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The men at Nebelhorn were a bit of a mixed bag, and we discuss how some new seniors thrived while the others struggled a bit, but Nebelhorn also had the pairs event we've been waiting for, and we get excited over strong pairs from small federations and a couple of really strong skates that reminded us just how great pairs skating can be.

Duration:01:01:29

Nebelhorn 2019: Ladies And Ice Dance

9/29/2019
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There was a lot of great skating this weekend at Nebelhorn, but also a lot of streaming issues. We discuss our excitement to actually see some of the programs that were lost or had audio issues from this event, and try to analyze just how cutthroat this season will be in ice dance with the depth we're currently seeing.

Duration:01:05:00

JGP Gdansk 2019: Pairs And Ladies

9/25/2019
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We also saw really tough fields in pairs and ladies, and in the second half of our JGP Gdansk recap we discuss a terrifying botched twist, gush at length over our favourite Russian pair, and defend the junior ladies against the internet haters.

Duration:01:08:51

JGP Gdansk 2019: Men And Ice Dance

9/25/2019
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The fifth JGP event in Gdansk was one of the toughest fields so far, and we discuss our awe over the excellent skates by the junior men, try to do JGP Final qualification math on the fly, and discuss the improvements we've seen from some of the top dance teams here over just a few weeks ago.

Duration:00:57:12

Ondrej Nepela Memorial 2019

9/22/2019
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We continue recapping the weekend with the Ondrej Nepela Memorial, in spite of the less than stellar camera work at this event. We discuss devastating Zayak issues, the arrival of the ladies quad revolution, and some of our favourite crazy, out-there dance programs from this event.

Duration:01:02:55

US International Classic 2019: Ladies And Ice Dance

9/22/2019
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We continue our discussion of the US International Classic with the ladies and ice dance events, and try to discuss some controversial program and costume choices. We go into a lengthy discussion of our issues with "Egyptian arms" programs and try to parse our complicated feelings about Schindler's List programs, while still trying to be able to enjoy the skating as much as we can at altitude.

Duration:00:54:23

US International Classic 2019: Pairs And Men

9/22/2019
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This has been another weekend of skating insanity, and we begin our recaps with the men and pairs at the US International Classic. We discuss how hard it can be to get a good idea of a skaters actual readiness when they're skating at high altitude, how some of the men were able to rise to the occasion in spite of it, and how much we wish the pairs had just competed in Oakville rather than here.

Duration:00:46:47

JGP Chelyabinsk 2019: Men And Ice Dance

9/18/2019
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We finally finish playing catch-up with last week's JGP event in Chelyabinsk and recap the men's and ice dance events. We discuss the many guys facing growth spurts, the breaking of the Canadian ice dance pewter curse, and the dominance the Russian skaters in all disciplines showed at this event.

Duration:01:05:34

JGP Chelyabinsk 2019: Ladies And Pairs

9/16/2019
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The fourth JGP event in Chelyabinsk, Russia showed the dominance of Russian junior skating, particularly in the ladies and pairs events. We are forced to be a bit nitpicky about the top competitors who were all so good that we don't even really have much to critique at all, and we enthuse about a new pairs team from North Korea who blew us away with their unity.

Duration:00:55:30

Lombardia Trophy 2019

9/15/2019
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There were other competitions than just the Autumn Classic happening this weekend, and in this episode we play catch-up with the Lombardia Trophy! We get excited about how strong the competition was in the ladies event, discuss the improvements we're seeing from the men here, and discuss awkward music choices and twizzle mind-melds in ice dance.

Duration:01:41:13