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.