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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 #6: Amy Hughes

AUGUST 2007 An interview with Amy Hughes, mother of Olympic Gold Medalist Sarah Hughes and Olympian Emily Hughes. 50 minutes, 27 seconds. Thanks to Fiona McQuarrie for transcribing these interview highlights: On her most embarrassing skating moment:  I was going through chemotherapy for breast cancer, so I didn’t have any hair, but I had a…

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Episode #5: Susie Wynne

JULY 2007 An interview with Susie Wynne. Former US Ice Dance Champion, 1988 Olympian, member of the Torvill & Dean Face the Music tour, commentator for ESPN and ABC, coach, and choreographer. 55 minutes, 47 seconds. Thanks to Fiona Mcquarrie for transcribing these interview highlights: On her most embarrassing skating moment: It was during one…

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Episode #4: Cindy Caprel

JUNE 2007 An interview with Cindy Watson Caprel, elite coach of Deanna Stellato among others, and also a technical specialist. 37 minutes, 51 seconds. Thanks to Fiona Mcquarrie for transcribing these interview highlights: On her most embarrassing skating moment:  I actually have two. The first one was probably my last Nationals which was in Buffalo…

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Episode #3: Oleg Vasiliev

MAY 2007 An interview with Oleg Vasiliev, 1984 Olympic Champion in Pairs, 1988 Olympic Silver Medalist, and coach of 2006 Olympic Champions Totmianina & Marinin. 42 minutes, 24 seconds. Thanks to Fiona Mcquarrie for transcribing these interview highlights: On why he became a pair skater after being a successful singles skater: At that time in…

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Episode #2: Rhea Schwartz

APRIL 2007 An interview with Rhea Schwartz, the force behind the adult figure skating movement in the USA and beyond. 41 minutes, 51 seconds long. Thanks to Fiona Mcquarrie for transcribing these interview highlights: On how she started skating at age 30: I was a new bride, and one of the couples that [my husband]…

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Episode #1: Kurt Browning

MARCH 2007 This is the premiere episode, featuring an interview with World Champion skater Kurt Browning. 37 minutes, 40 seconds long. Thanks to Fiona Mcquarrie for transcribing these interview highlights: On touring: When you’re a young guy without a wife and family at home, then it’s exciting. But I’ve seen most of the cities [on…

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