The Inside Edge is where I take you behind-the-scenes of this week’s @SkatingPj Podcast. When you have something as popular as figure skating, there are a lot of moving parts. Keeping it all straight is a legion of people in the background who are dedicated to making sure that the best interests of the sport and the athletes are being served. Ted Barton, Executive Director of the British Columbia Section of Skate Canada is one of those people.

Ted was a skater and then a coach and was one of the people who helped make the transition from the 6.0 to the new judging system a reality. He was in Salt Lake City at the 2002 Olympics when the judging scandal broke out, which was the catalyst for the change.

In this fascinating conversation you get to listen in on some of the details about this man’s life that I had never heard before. Believe me when I say that with the number of competitions we have been to together across the world, I didn’t think there was much left for me to learn. I was wrong!

If you’re a skating fan, then this podcast is for you. If you’re not a skating fan (yet) then this podcast is for you too!


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. In this case, it’s Ted offering a little glimpse of what it looks like from the judges’ point of view at an ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Ljubljana.

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