The Inside Edge is where I take you behind-the-scenes of this week’s @SkatingPj Podcast. I am not going to lie. I really like Kevin Reynolds. He is smart, well-spoken and thoughtful in his responses to questions. He is also wildly popular throughout the skating world. Healthy, he is as tough as any other skater as the 2013 Four Continents Champion and with a 5th place finish at Worlds the same year.
When he first appeared on the skating scene, he was best-known for his ability to jump so much so that I have referred to him as Canada’s Quad King. What has developed since then is a terrific skating persona and the ability to interpret all kinds of different music.
While at Skate Canada International in the Fall of 2016, I got the chance to grab a few minutes with Kevin in a (more or less) quiet corner of the media room – so apologies for the lack of amazing sound quality. In this podcast, you will get the chance to hear about Kevin’s skating story; from how it started to what keeps him on the ice despite some very challenging injuries. What I really liked about this interview was learning that as much as Kevin loves skating, it isn’t the only thing that gives him satisfaction in his life.
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. This is where I bring you something from around the web that I think you will want to see. What must it be like to be able to walk into the history books? This is exactly what Kevin Reynolds did when he was the first person who landed two different quad jumps in a short program. The competition was Skate Canada International 2010. Impressive.
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