05-26-2014, 09:58 PM
The very latest on the blog is an interview with Australian Champion and Olympian Stephanie Zhang. Happy Monday & hope you all enjoy!
05-28-2014, 06:46 PM
The latest on Skate Guard is Talkin' Bout A Revolution, Part 1 (Cecily Morrow's Proposal For Change). A student of Gustave Lussi, Carlo Fassi and Natalia Dubova, Cecily Morrow has been involved in the instruction and development of figure skating for decades. Part one of this two part blog looks at an empassioned, creative and intelligent proposal to revolutionize figure skating and judging completely. Get ready for a FASCINATING read:
05-31-2014, 08:55 PM
Talkin' Bout A Revolution, Part 2 (Interview With Cecily Morrow) is online. A lot of really interesting stuff in this one including a fabulous Tracy Chapman song, some great quotes from Gustave Lussi and a cameo from Paul Wylie as well:
05-31-2014, 10:36 PM
Thanks for all this, N_Halifax! Truly appreciated.
05-31-2014, 11:41 PM
You're very welcome, aftershocks! Have so much fun in the process!
05-31-2014, 11:51 PM
Both parts of the Cecily Morrow interview were amazing and enlightening.
Thanks, as always!
06-01-2014, 09:56 AM
Thanks so much for your support skatesindreams!
06-02-2014, 04:49 PM
Who's ready for an interview with Stéphane Walker? The two time Swiss Champion is most certainly a skater to watch. He's represented his country on some of the world's biggest stages, medalling internationally at events like the Gardena Spring Trophy and Warsaw Cup and representing Switzerland at the World Junior Championships, European Championships and World Championships, where he this year qualified to compete in the free skate. The promising twenty three year old took the time away from his busy life of studying and skating to talk to me about his career to date, focuses in training, favourite skaters, coach Myriam Loriol-Oberwiler and more in this great interview:
06-04-2014, 07:34 PM
The very latest is Juri Scheljabuschski's "Katok"... A look at an adorable 1927 Soviet Berlinale animation that very well could have paved the way for the first 'generation' of great Soviet skaters:
06-06-2014, 07:56 PM
06-08-2014, 12:07 PM
The latest article on the blog is "The Triple Loop Tarot: A Three Card Spread", which looks at the life of three time Olympic Gold Medallist Sonja Henie through the wisdom of tarot cards. The direct link to the interview is http://skateguard1.blogspot.ca/2014/...rd-spread.html. If you enjoy the piece, please 'like' and follow along on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SkateGuard and Twitter at http://twitter.com/ohh_N.
06-08-2014, 09:19 PM
Thank you for the article about Sonja Henie.
Very interesting and insightful.
06-09-2014, 01:52 PM
I'm glad you enjoyed it skatesindreams - really found that particular one very interesting to write myself! She certainly had a very storied, accomplished and at times controversial career.
06-10-2014, 06:48 PM
Another brand new interview for you all! I asked my readers on Facebook & Twitter to vote on which interview of four they wanted to read next and this was the winner... my interview with Paul Binnebose:
06-10-2014, 07:26 PM
Thanks for a remarkable interview, with an even more remarkable person.
His story - and candor - is amazing.
06-10-2014, 08:51 PM
You're welcome! Paul was really a joy to interview and such a humble, inspired and kind soul. I'm really grateful to have had the opportunity to speak with him and delve a little deeper into his story and share that.
06-14-2014, 05:45 PM
06-16-2014, 07:44 PM
What's that? Another new interview? You bet! Here's the newest Skate Guard interview... with seven time South African Champion Lejeanne Marais:
06-17-2014, 07:24 PM
New to the blog today is ISU Congress, Janine In Apartment 3B And A Solution, some thoughts on the decision to keep anonymous judging and one more than reasonable solution to the problems figure skating is facing today:
06-17-2014, 10:12 PM
The solution you've suggested has merit.
I hope that it; and other worthy ideas; are seriously considered, and come to fruition,