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This episode sponsored by Dress Wright.

The Inside Edge is where I take you behind-the-scenes of the @SkatingPj Podcast episode and this guest has more insight into skating than anyone I know.

Before the recent Canadian Championships, I contacted my friend Emery Leger about doing a podcast with me. You’ll want to listen to this episode is because of Emery Leger’s lifelong involvement in the sport of figure skating; first as a skater, then as a coach and now as the official archivist for Skate Canada. He knows everybody and everything about the sport.

As a coach, Emery is a freeskate specialist with over 40 years at the rink. Emery has coached skaters to National & International Medals, is a National Coaching Certification Program Mentor Coach and was the founder & Director for 17 years at the Mariposa – Moncton Skating Club, the first Satellite School of coaching legend Doug Leigh.

We sat tucked away in a corner of the media room and reminisced about the history of the sport in Canada and some of its most fascinating and colourful characters. To talk about the future, you really need to look at the past – and Canada’s past is glorious.

My thanks to Emery Leger for taking the time.

The Outside Edge is where I highlight videos from across the skating world and bring you a little bonus from somewhere on YouTube or beyond.

I thought this week’s Outside Edge should be a nod to Canada’s past. It was 40 years ago when Toller Cranston took the ice at the 1976 Olympic Games; coming away with a bronze medal.

Toller was truly one in a million. Click here if you want to hear my interview with him from 2013.

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