The Manleywoman SkateCast

The Podcast for Figure Skating Fans

Episode #62: Carol Heiss Jenkins, Part 2

FEBRUARY 2013 Part Two of an interview with Carol Heiss Jenkins, the 1960 Olympic Gold Medalist for ladies figure skating, as well as the Silver medalist in the 1956...

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Book Review: Flying Camels & Tiger Mothers by Andy Schell

I’ll admit that while I’m a rabid skating fan, I’m always a bit leery of skating fiction. I’ll devour a good autobiography of a skater, a how-to manual, or...

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Episode #62: Carol Heiss Jenkins, Part 1

DECEMBER 2012 An interview with Carol Heiss Jenkins, the 1960 Olympic Gold Medalist for ladies figure skating, as well as the Silver medalist in the 1956 Olympics, a 5...

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Episode #61: Norbert Schramm

NOVEMBER 2012 Norbert Schramm is a German Figure Skating Champion, two-time European Champion, twice the World Silver Medalist, and one of the more interesting skaters from an already interesting...

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Episode #60: Pro Skating

OCTOBER 2012 The Pro Skating Historical Foundation is an organization that is working hard to preserve the history of professional figure skating by archiving historical artifacts and working with...

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Episode #59: Ice Theatre of New York

SEPTEMBER 2012 The Ice Theatre of New York is a premiere ice dance company, that joins figure skating with traditional choreography and dance to create new forms and movements...

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Episode #58: Kelli Lawrence

SEPTEMBER 2012 Kelli Lawrence is a writer and producer who has written for both PSA (Professional Skaters Association) Magazine and SKATING Magazine. She is also the author of  the...

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Episode #57: Roy Blakey

SEPTEMBER 2012 A prolific collector of figure skating memorabilia for over 70 years, Roy Blakey is the owner of one of the worlds largest collection of figure skating memorabilia....

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Book Review: Kelli Lawrence’s “Skating On Air”

Kelli Lawrence tackles the phenomenon of how figure skating and television intertwine in her book “Skating On Air: The Broadcast History of an Olympic Marquee Sport.” While even the...

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Episode #56: John Zimmerman

MAY 2012 With his partner Kyoka Ina, John Zimmerman  was three time US National Champion, 2002 World Bronze Medalist, and 5th at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. He’s...

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Episode #55: Frances Dafoe

MARCH 2012 With her partner Norris Bowden, Frances Dafoe was a four-time Canadian Champion in Pairs, one-time Champion in Ice Dance, twice World Champion, and the 1956 Olympic Silver...

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Book Review: Frances Dafoe’s “Figure Skating and the Arts”

Ordering information is below. I had never thought about the history of skating imagery used in art over the past several hundred years, but I’m so glad that Ms....

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Ode to Dick Button

T’was my 5th anniversary, when leaving the rink My muscles were aching. I needed a drink. My spandex was hung by the chimney with care Dreams of an interview...

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Episode #54: Leah Adams

An interview with Leah Adams. Leah is an in-demand skating photographer who has photographed for several top shows, including Champions On Ice and Skate For Hope. She also conceived...

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Episode #53: 2012 US Nationals

JANUARY 2012 Live from the 2012 US Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, California. In addition to capturing some sounds and flavors of the event. There are clips from...

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