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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

Canadian Nationals 2020: Pairs

1/19/2020
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The pairs event was a dramatic one in all the best ways, and we discuss last minute ice patches and warmup antics, a perfect example of how twist quality can set up a program for success or failure, and why we're so excited that Walsh and Michaud made Skate Canada hold off on assigning a second team to Worlds.

Duration:00:42:18

Candian Nationals 2020: Ladies

1/19/2020
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The ladies event at Canadian Nationals was quite a shocker! We had some amazing skates, some disappointments, and some sweet moments. We talk the good, the bad, and the discourse.

Duration:00:49:45

Canadian Nationals 2020: Dance

1/19/2020
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We're back home from the 2020 Canadian Nationals, and we're ready to break it all down! We started with our favourite, the dance, featuring Gilles and Poirier, Lajoie and Lagha, and Soucisse and Firus. We talk hair malfunctions, fluke falls, and wanting it too bad.

Duration:00:40:10

Youth Olympics 2020: Men And Pairs

1/12/2020
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We're still in the midst of competition for the Youth Olympics, but we're here to discuss the two events that have completed - the pairs and men. We discuss our relief over Panfilova and Rylov's win, some frustrating commentary in the men's event, the danger of padded boards, the rise of team Georgia, and our excitement for the future of the many youngsters competing here.

Duration:01:03:39

Japanese Nationals 2019: Men And Dance

1/1/2020
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In the second half of our Japanese Nationals recap, we have a lot to say about the current state of Japanese ice dance, plus we discuss our relief over Shoma Uno's renewed confidence, our excitement for the junior skaters here who were really pushing the top seniors, and why what Daisuke Takahashi is doing in his skating comeback is so important to give everyone in skating some perspective on what a lengthy skating career can look like if you still want to keep skating into your thirties.

Duration:01:11:31

Japanese Nationals 2019: Ladies And Pairs

1/1/2020
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This week we're going back in time to cover a competition we missed recapping over the holidays - Japanese Nationals! We begin with a discussion of the one and only current Japanese pair team, followed by the ladies, where we discuss the merits of tough Nationals scoring, the struggles of two former national champions, and the fantastic rise of two skaters to the podium who've struggled a bit with their consistency lately.

Duration:00:56:02

Russian Nationals 2019: Pairs

12/29/2019
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It's been a while since we've seen as strong a pairs field as this, and we take the time to discuss every single one of the amazing skates from the pairs at Russian Nationals! We discuss the impossible choice of who to send to Junior Worlds, why the Russian pairs standard and the international pairs standard are not the same at all, and fantasize about a competition where the best Russian pairs can all compete against the best of the rest of the world.

Duration:00:58:51

Russian Nationals 2019: Men

12/29/2019
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The men had a rough time of it at Russian Nationals, and we discuss the struggles everyone had putting two clean skates together, our concerns over the pressure put on a lot of the juniors skating senior, whether attempting quads is even worth it for some of these skaters, and whether the final standings came out the way they should have.

Duration:00:48:35

Russian Nationals 2019: Ice Dance

12/29/2019
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We continue our discussion of Russian Nationals with the ice dance, which was a mixed event. We discuss wobbly twizzles and being on the wrong side of uncontrolled speed, lament the lack of weird programs from the Russian teams this season, and laugh over awkward music choices that maybe should have been put through a translator and/or music editor.

Duration:00:51:25

Russian Nationals 2019: Ladies

12/28/2019
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We're back from our holidays to discuss the 2019 Russian Nationals, starting with one of the perennial highlights, the ladies! We discuss the continued fight for dominance between the top three finishers and what balance of triple Axels and quads might be needed for each of the three to win Worlds, plus we get excited over some young skaters who finished down the results list, lament the lack of a number of great skaters from years previous, and try to figure out what, if anything, can be...

Duration:01:04:04

Grand Prix Final 2019: Junior Ladies

12/11/2019
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The junior ladies have long been a highlight at the Final, and this year's crop were no exception. We discuss how to project confidence to help your GOEs, why you can still win in juniors or seniors without a quad or triple axel, and why criticizing young girls for not having it all at 13 or 14 is so frustrating and counter-productive for long and healthy skating careers.

Duration:00:47:26

Grand Prix Final 2019: Junior Men

12/11/2019
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The junior men at the Final had a very good JGP season, but saw some struggles in this last event. We discuss strategies for breaking in new boots, the best Kiss and Cry reactions of the event, and why getting a time deduction to make sure you get a level 4 on your last spin might be risky for your point total, but gets you total respect from us.

Duration:00:41:41

Grand Prix Final 2019: Junior Ice Dance

12/11/2019
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We've been excited about junior dance all season long, and the Final was a chance to see where the best all stack up against each other! We discuss the best Bonnie and Clyde programs of the season, how important good camera angles are to ice dance, and which teams are ready to make the push to the senior level and which could still use another junior season.

Duration:00:46:03

Grand Prix Final 2019: Junior Pairs

12/9/2019
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Junior pairs have long been dominated by great Russian teams, and this year's Final was no exception. We recap the slightly disappointing skates by the incoming favourites, a team with more difficult side-by-side jumps than the senior teams, and try to parse out just which teams will make it to Junior Worlds between all the amazing teams we saw here.

Duration:00:38:21

Grand Prix Final 2019: Ladies

12/9/2019
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The ladies at the Final displayed an unprecedented level of technical difficulty, and we discuss why this change should be more shocking than it is, the short preparation time most of the skaters have to get ready for their national championships, and whether Trusova in particular can continue and even build on the level of technical difficulty she's currently attempting.

Duration:00:48:45

Grand Prix Final: Pairs

12/8/2019
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The pairs at the Grand Prix Final were a bit of a letdown, but between flukey skates, weird falls, and the mostly good short programs, there's lots to discuss. Plus, Sui and Han finally get their first Grand Prix title!

Duration:00:34:03

2019 Grand Prix Final: Men

12/8/2019
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The men's event was more than a little contentious, but we break down the scores, the skates, and some of the fan reaction, but focus even more on the things we enjoyed most, including Grand Prix Final Bronze Medalist Kevin Aymoz!

Duration:00:45:06

Grand Prix Final 2019: Ice Dance

12/8/2019
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The Grand Prix Final has already come and gone, and the season is already half-over. The Grand Prix final in Torino had nothing on the chaos of the 2006 Original Dance, but there was chaos nonetheless. We talk judging discrepancies, technical falls, and the perils of skating in the first flight.

Duration:00:47:58

2019 Grand Prix Final Preview

12/1/2019
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Since there's a week off between the last Grand Prix event and the Grand Prix Final, we've decided to do a bit of a preview of all the exciting stuff coming to you next week. We discuss all competitors going, junior and senior, and try to predict who is most likely to podium, what the juniors have been doing to prepare in their time off, and just how many quads we're going to see next week - in both junior and senior, and in both men and ladies

Duration:00:51:18

NHK 2019: Pairs

11/27/2019
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We saw a lot of great skating from the pairs at NHK, and we discuss our awe over a brand new team we hope can change the course of Japanese pairs skating, just how easily you can lose levels in a death spiral, and what a rare skill it is to be able to do good side-by-side spins.

Duration:00:47:29