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Episode #73: Dick Button, Part 1

February 2014 An interview with the legendary Dick Button. What hasn’t he done? He’s practically the father of our sport (if Jackson Haines were Grandfather). The two-time Olympic Gold medalist invented many of the jumps and spins we see today, and he invented figure skating commentary. He’s a skater, producer, commentator, actor, truth-seeker, hall-of-famer, stirrer-upper,…

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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 with Saint Dick in the air. A legend of skating, the best of the best! This interview would put my skills to the test. Preceded by…

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Episode #29: Slavka Kohout, Part 1

JULY 2009 An interview with elite coach Slavka Kohout Button, who ran the Wagon Wheel Skating Ice Palace in Illinois, and was coach to Janet Lynn. 54 minutes, 53 seconds. [display_podcast] Thanks to Fiona Mcquarrie for transcribing these interview highlights: On her most embarrassing skating moment: I can’t think of one exactly. Maybe when I…

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Episode #29: Slavka Kohout, Part 2

JULY 2009 An interview with elite coach Slavka Kohout Button, who ran the Wagon Wheel Skating Ice Palace in Illinois, and was coach to Janet Lynn. 20 minutes, 14 seconds. [display_podcast] Thanks to Fiona Mcquarrie for transcribing these interview highlights: On Dick Button’s influence on Lynn’s career: This was partially due to Doug Wilson, as…

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