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Dec 24, 2020

This time of year is typically headlined by travel home for the holidays for Team USA athletes. In 2020, though, that is just one more thing that is NOT business as usual. 

Just ask Madison Hubbell, Zach Donohue, and Jason Brown what it's like trying to travel internationally -- even within North America -- during a...


Dec 10, 2020

Between the ice dance debut of Daisuke Takahashi and the curious boot choices of Mana Kawabe, the Grand Prix's finale at NHK Trophy created plenty to talk about. 

Plus, Brian Boitano joins the show to dig deeper into the challenges and changes of skating equipment through the years. Then, a true skate expert in Jonathan...


Nov 29, 2020

On this episode of Ice Talk, Mirai and Tara look back at a wild weekend at Rostelecom Cup featuring an impressive win by The Empress -- and fellow triple axel queen -- herself, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva. 

Later in the show, off-ice expert Kat Arbour joins the show to talk about how what skaters do off the ice impacts what...


Nov 12, 2020

This week, Host Mirai Nagasu and Producer Tara Wellman revisit some highlights from Cup of China, and then talk "packaging" - not boxes and tape, but sparkles and makeup! 

The aesthetic element of figure skating sets it apart, but how important is it to the athletes? ...or to the judges? 

But, not all that glitters is...


Oct 29, 2020

Over the weekend, Mirai Nagasu took in the competition at Skate America in Las Vegas while Tara Wellman watched from home. But, which programs stood out no matter the viewing experience? And how do programs like that come to be?

Mirai talks to former competitor and aspiring choreographer Alex Johnson to find out the...