The Inside Edge


Where I take you behind-the-scenes of this week’s @SkatingPj Podcast.

One of the things I love about Manon Perron is her eternal optimism. Even when she is delivering tough news, she does it with a dose of warmth and positivity. Make no mistake, she is no pushover and she is always on the side of the athlete, pushing them to be the best they can be.

Manon’s life has been at the rink. She started off as a skater and transitioned into life as a coach. Her remarkable coaching ability has earned her three national coaching excellence awards and she is a mentor and resource for Canada’s coaching community. Already a legend among figure skating coaches when Manon became a household name in guiding student Joannie Rochette to a bronze medal at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. Remarkable.

This is a first for the @skatingpj podcast – when I asked Manon to be a guest on the podcast, she wondered if we could do the interview in French – so – it is our first bilingual @skatingpj podcast. For those of you who don’t speak French – please see below for a transcript in English.

The Outside Edge


Where I highlight a video related to this podcast.

One of the defining moments in Canadian figure skating was how 2010 Olympic bronze medallist Joannie Rochette fought through the grief of losing her mother days before to step on the podium. Right beside her every step of the way was her longtime coach Manon Perron. Click on the image below to watch the video.


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