The Inside Edge is where I take you behind-the-scenes of this week’s @SkatingPj Podcast. If you have ever wondered if someone is as charismatic off the ice as on, I can tell you from first-hand experience that two-time World Champion Javier Fernandez is at the top of that list.

My only experience with Javier had been in quick sound bites in passing backstage at competitions. The chance to sit down with him for an extended one on one for this podcast was something I was looking forward to. Javier did not disappoint.

We talked about skating but also about his life and the things that matter. He is intelligent, gracious and charming and I learned a lot about his journey to two World and four European titles.

If you want to know more – find Javier on social media here:, on Twitter @javierfernandez and on Instagram @javierfernandezskater.

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. It was a difficult choice this time as Javier Fernandez is not only a great skater, but a great showman and there was a ton to choose from. I settled on his brilliant free program from the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships – the performance that earned him his second World title.

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