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Figure Skater Fitness Magazine

The Inside Edge is where I take you behind-the-scenes of the @SkatingPj Podcast. This week it’s all about the World Figure Skating Championships.

By the time this episode is posted, I will already be in Boston covering the World Figure Skating Championships for CBC sports. What better way to celebrate my favourite week of the year than to talk to a man who has walked… er …skated the walk. I am talking about none other than four time World Champion and skating legend Kurt Browning.

I had an idea at work one day, that it would be interesting to hear Kurt’s own memories about his World Championships and when stepped on to the top of the podium. After all, making it to Worlds is the pinnacle of most skater’s careers. Capturing one World title is a rare and amazing thing.

Always entertaining, my short and insightful conversation with Kurt taught me a couple of things that I never knew about his times at the top of the world.


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.

What I have always loved most about skating and the fans who follow it, is the room that exists for everyone to have their own opinion. I contacted dear friend and coaching colleague Mazin Thomas to see if he would be willing to go on the record with me to talk Worlds’ predictions. It’s always fun for me to talk skating and even more fun with someone who loves the sport as much as I do. If you want to tweet me (@skatingpj) your own predictions or leave them for me on our Facebook page – we would love to hear from you!

My thanks to Mazin Thomas and Kurt Browning for their friendship and support of this project. Bring on the skating!

For the die hard skating fans out there – if you can’t get enough of World Champion stories – check out my own list of podcasts with World champions in no particular order:

Meagan DuhamelWorld Champion
Eric RadfordWorld Champion
Elvis Stojko, Part OneThree-time World Champion
Elvis Stojko, Part TwoThree-time World Champion
Kurt Browning, Part OneFour-time World Champion
Kurt Browning, Part TwoFour-time World Champion
Petra BurkaWorld Champion
Jamie SaleOlympic Champion
David PelletierOlympic Champion
Don JacksonWorld Champion
Patrick ChanThree-time World Champion
Jeffrey ButtleWorld Champion

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