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Yup, I’m a skating fan. But I’m a skater too. I compete nearly every year in the U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships, and am always thrilled to see my other skating buddies there. In my real life I work in marketing for brands that make positive changes in the world, and a mom of two rambunctious boys.

Episode #17: Charlene Wong

JULY 2008 An interview with Charlene Wong, former Olympian from Canada, and coach of elite skaters including Amber Corwin and Mirai Nagasu. Still one of the smartest people and coaches I’ve ever met. 43 minutes, 18 seconds. Thanks to Fiona McQuarrie for transcribing these interview highlights: On her most embarrassing skating moment: In the warmup…

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Episode #16: Doug Wilson

JUNE 2008 An interview with Doug Wilson, producer and director for ABC. For 50 years he covered over 40 sports, and has been particularly influential in how figure skating is covered on american television. 1 hour, 18 minutes, 57 seconds long. Thanks to Fiona McQuarrie for transcribing these interview highlights: On his most embarrassing skating…

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Episode #15: John Nicks

MAY 2008 An interview with John Nicks, world class coach of many top-notch skaters, including Tai Babilonia/Randy Gardner, Sasha Cohen, and Jojo Starbuck/Ken Shelley. And don’t think of calling him anything but “Mr. Nicks.” 48 minutes long. Thanks to Fiona McQuarrie for transcribing these interview highlights: On his most embarrassing skating moment: It’s very clear….

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Episode #14: Frank Carroll

APRIL 2008 An interview with Frank Carroll, world class coach of many fantastic skaters, including Michelle Kwan, Linda Fratianne, Evan Lysacek and Christopher Bowman. 1 hour, 1 minute, 35 seconds. Thanks to Fiona McQuarrie for transcribing these interview highlights: On his most embarrassing skating moment: I was appearing on television when I was in Ice…

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Episode #13: Jimmie Santee

MARCH 2008 An interview with Jimmie Santee, National medalist, principal skater with Disney On Ice, and currently Executive Director of the Professional Skaters Association (PSA). 45 minutes, 22 seconds. Thanks to Fiona McQuarrie for transcribing these interview highlights: On his most embarrassing skating moment: Only one? [laughs] The one that’s kind of short but also…

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Episode #12: Phillip Dulebohn

FEBRUARY 2008 An interview with Phillip Dulebohn, former US National Pairs champion with partner Tiffany Scott, 2002 Olympian, and now a Coach in Delaware. 29 minutes, 17 seconds. Thanks to Fiona McQuarrie for transcribing these interview highlights: On his most embarrassing skating moment:  We were trying to make the world team for a second time,…

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Episode #11: 2008 US Nationals

JANUARY 2008 A compilation of interviews with various skaters, coaches, and fans from the 2008 US National Championships in St. Paul, MN. Interviews with Del Arbour, Aaron Parchem, Figure Skating Universe (FSU) fans, Tanith Belbin, Brooke Castille, and others. 33 minutes, 33 seconds. Thanks to Fiona McQuarrie for transcribing these interview highlights: Del Arbour, skating…

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Episode #10: David Santee

DECEMBER 2007 An interview with David Santee, two-time Olympian, World Silver Medalist, now Coach and Technical Specialist. 45 minutes, 28 seconds long. Thanks to Fiona McQuarrie for transcribing these interview highlights: On his most embarrassing skating moment: If you skate for as long as I have, there are many. I was at an ice show…

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Episode #9: Shannon Peterson

NOVEMBER 2007 An interview with Shannon Peterson: coach of The Crystallettes, a synchronized skating team out of Dearborn, Michigan. 33 minutes, 40 seconds. Thanks to Fiona McQuarrie for transcribing these interview highlights: On her most embarrassing skating moment: Brand-new coach, directing an ice show.  They introduced me at the end, I came out to do…

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Episode #8: Diana Ronayne

OCTOBER 2007 An interview with Diana Ronayne: coach of Ryan Jahnke, Dan Hollander, and others, and now Director of Figure Skating at Shattuck St. Marys’ School in Minnesota. 39 minutes, 42 seconds. Thanks to Fiona McQuarrie for transcribing these interview highlights: On her most embarrassing skating moment:  When I was a little kid, I was…

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