Sunday, 9 March 2014

Ice Addiction - What's Coming Soon?

I thought I would keep everyone updated on what's going to be coming up over the next few weeks on Ice Addiction:
  • A round-up of the World Championships - who's attending, who the hot medal hopes are, and who might surprise us.
  • Looking Back - a series of articles looking back over the career of those skaters who have either already retired post-Olympics or who are looking to retire at the end of the season. I'll be looking back at their best performances, their highest-placed programs and their most memorable moments, on and off the ice. I'll also be looking back over the last season overall.
  • Dancing With The Stars round-ups - two skaters who won't be heading to Saitama for the Worlds are Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who are instead competing again each other on Dancing With The Stars! I'll be keeping you all updated with their progress (my money's on Meryl!)
  • Program of the Day - because sometimes you just need to take five minutes out of your day to watch some figure skating.
And much more! Any suggestions are always welcome - either comment below or tweet me at @theiceaddiction.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

The Skating Lesson

Today's post is a message to all skating fans - check out The Skating Lesson! If you haven't heard of The Skating Lesson already, it's a joint venture between Jenny Kirk (former World Junior Champion) and David Lease (a.k.a. Aunt Joyce) who are aiming to promote figure skating through online content. Originally starting out making podcasts, the pair now interview huge names from the skating world and upload the resulting video to YouTube for our viewing pleasure.

Below are some of my favourite interviews thus far.

Mary Beth Marley: The most recent interview by the pair is with Mary Beth Marley, who took up pairs skating to compete with Rockne Brubaker and, despite strong results, ended up quitting the sport. Her interview is incredibly detailed, candid and revealing. She also filmed a 'Day in the Life' video that's worth watching.

Frank Caroll: Frank Caroll is an absolute figure skating legend. Enough said!

Part One

Part Two

Check out all the interviews here.