Sorry for the wait everyone! Having two kids is kicking my butt.
Episode #50 is an interview with David Kirby, who knows everything there is to know about figure skating. His father show skated with Sonia Henie. His parents were Canadian champions. He’s been a Novice champion. He skated in Ice Capades. He owns ice rinks. He coaches. He is PSA President. He’s one of the first members of the IJS Technical Committee. He runs SkateRadio. He’s a consultant on skating movies. Did I miss anything? In other words, he is a very interesting interview subject! He also has some amazing insights into IJS and we had a lively discussion on how the mainstream media handles it.
Hear about how he lived in a motor home with the Protopopovs, and why Sonia Henie once gave him a quarter. The episode is 1 hour, 25 minutes, 50 seconds.
And there's a giveaway:
One lucky winner can win a copy of the book written by David Kirby’s father Michael Kirby: “Figure Skating to Fancy Skating-Memoirs of the Life of Sonja Henie.” It’s a fascinating read about what it was like traveling the world with Sonia Henie and her shows, and thought on skating at the time. It’s a wonderful book for any skater’s library.
Listen here: http://www.manleywoman.com
Next episode is PJ Kwong. I'll try to get it up asap.
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