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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

Language:

English


Episodes

Rostelecom 2019: Men

11/17/2019
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The men's event at Rostelecom was kind of a crazy one. We discuss why some of these skaters need to go home and really practice their jump math, why Shoma Uno was very lucky not to get his last hail Mary jumping pass in the free skate invalidated, and wonder just what chaos could be in store for the men next week at NHK.

Duration:00:58:50

Rostelecom 2019: Ladies

11/17/2019
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There were some great skates from the ladies at Rostelecom as well as some disappointments, and we discuss our relief that Medvedeva was able to have a strong Grand Prix event after her struggles last year, how Trusova has been able to successfully fight for her jumps after a mistake in a program, and why getting angry about a mistake is much better for you than just getting disappointed.

Duration:00:57:01

Rostelecom 2019: Ice Dance

11/17/2019
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There were some strong free dances and a lot of rough rhythm dances at Rostelecom, and we get frustrated over Finnstep interruptions and twizzle connections, are relieved and optimistic about Gilles and Poirier avoiding major mistakes so far this season, and are very intrigued by the battles for the Spanish ice dance gold and the Russian ice dance bronze coming up this year.

Duration:00:55:18

Rostelecom 2019: Pairs

11/17/2019
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The penultimate Grand Prix event of the season was a pretty strong one across all disciplines, but we begin with the pairs, a very exciting field with a few surprises thrown in. We discuss the overall state of Russian pairs and speculate as to what might happen for a number of teams at Europeans, advise some teams to visit seminars or other coaches to work on their twist technique, and get excited for the future of a number of young teams at this event.

Duration:00:50:41

Cup Of China 2019: Pairs

11/10/2019
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We wrap up our Cup of China recap with our highlight - the pairs! We gush once again about Sui and Han and their amazing free skate, discuss what can be done to try to help Ryom and Kim to make it to more international competitions, and lament the varying levels of depth at the different Grand Prixs this season.

Duration:00:40:20

Cup Of China 2019: Men

11/10/2019
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The men at Cup of China had their ups and downs, and we discuss the full event, including our excitement over the amazing comeback of Han Yan, the guys who we think need to take a bit of a break right now to come back stronger later, and why skaters at this level shouldn't try to rely too much on figure standing for their choreography.

Duration:00:56:42

Cup Of China 2019: Ladies

11/9/2019
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We continue our Cup of China recap with the ladies, which had a whole bunch of last minute replacements to make for a bit of a rough event. We discuss why a successful program can be the worst thing for your focus on the jumps later on, the many skaters struggling with growth and Lutz technique, and how Tuktamysheva can improve her component scores.

Duration:01:05:20

Cup Of China 2019: Ice Dance

11/9/2019
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Cup of China is back after a year off, and we begin our recap with dance, which went okay, but we still have things to gripe about. We discuss some kind tech calling on the Finnstep, the vast improvement the Chinese dance teams have made in the last few years, and why if we were in charge of the ISU, our first order of business would be to bring back the compulsory dance segment.

Duration:01:06:59

Grand Prix France 2019: Ice Dance

11/4/2019
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The dance event at this Grand Prix was an interesting one in a lot of ways, and we go into a lot of dance related tangents as we discuss the Finnstep's difficult key points and how they've changed, the skaters who need to fully commit to their costuming in the rhythm dance, and how in awe we are of Guignard and Fabbri for their set of skates here with his hand in a serious brace.

Duration:00:59:30

Grand Prix France 2019: Ladies

11/3/2019
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The ladies event at Grand Prix France was a mixed bag, but we were able to get excited about Kostornaia's win and a few other fun skates, and we discuss the struggles faced by a whole bunch of the skaters here due to injury, growth, and ice conditions, and the options skaters have when they're in a tough field like Russia or Japan and the jumps don't come as easily as they used to.

Duration:00:57:38

Grand Prix France 2019: Pairs

11/2/2019
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With the seeded pairs withdrawing, this was a wide open field for the remaining pairs, and we discuss how Russian pairs with amazing technical skills can stand out from a crowded field, the exciting race for the top of the US pairs podium, and how hard it can be to recover in the rest of a program if your twist isn't your strongest element.

Duration:00:41:01

Grand Prix France 2019: Men

11/2/2019
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The third Grand Prix event of the season had a whole lot of ups and downs, particularly in the men's event, and we discuss the emotional roller coaster the guys took us on across the two programs, why which warm up flight you're in really shouldn't affect your PCS as much as it does, and try to find any highlights from the event, or skaters who got through it unscathed.

Duration:01:00:07

Skate Canada 2019: Men

10/27/2019
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The men were the headline event for many at Skate Canada, and we recap the many ups and downs of the competition, including some amazing skates under tough circumstances, the pressure of trying to make the final when it's in your home country, and why this event could be a harbinger of a great rivalry to come this season as long as everybody stays healthy.

Duration:00:51:01

Skate Canada 2019: Ladies

10/27/2019
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The women's jumping revolution was more than present at Skate Canada, and we discuss what Trusova is amazing at (and what she can still work on), the skaters who are making triple Axels look easy, how the Russian ladies can keep motivated even if they're not currently on top, and why replacement rules for withdrawn skaters on the Grand Prix need to be updated ASAP.

Duration:01:00:49

Skate Canada 2019: Pairs

10/27/2019
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There was a stacked pairs field at Skate Canada, and we recap all of it, including our excitement over the winners here (and their coach), why lifts in pairs should be thought of like spins in singles skating, and when a botched lift can be more excusable than a solo single toe.

Duration:00:45:46

Skate Canada 2019: Ice Dance

10/27/2019
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Skate Canada was home to a wild, unpredictable dance event this year, and we break down just how Gilles and Poirier were able to defeat Hubbell and Donohue, how impossible it is to have two iconic programs in a row, and which teams might be able to make the final with two wins rather than one.

Duration:00:53:54

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