Ashley Wagner contemplates ‘Delicious Ambiguity’ and transition to post-competition life


Wishing I could go back to the Lake Placid JGP
Maura Sullivan Hill interviewed Ashley Wagner before the Chicago Stars on Ice show in early May:
So she’s launching a podcast exploring that concept, inspired by a quote from actress and comedian Gilda Radner, who said these types of transitions are full of “delicious ambiguity.” Wagner plans to launch the podcast this summer, after wrapping up the 2019 Stars on Ice tour.
“I’m going to be interviewing different athletes, women in business—any walk of life, really—and talking to them about this moment of not knowing and how they pushed through it,” Wagner said. “That’s my whole concept behind ‘delicious ambiguity.’ You don’t know what’s going on, but you have to enjoy it and kind of find your way anyways.”
Her website:

Ashley's first "Delicious Ambiguity" podcast interview with Meryl Davis was uploaded on December 7, 2018.
Direct link to watch on her YT channel:

ETA from her fan thread in April 2019:
John Wilson Blades' new interview with Ashley (14 mins.):

She just got back from a trip to Scotland where she taught at the West of Scotland Skating Academy's spring training camp from April 8-11 - here's a clip from their IG:
She will headline the "Skate Dance Dream" skating camp on June 6-7, 2019, at Thornton Park Ice Arena in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and the FSO article says she will go to Finland for a camp in July.
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Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed listening to Ashley's conversation with Meryl -- a lot of revealing insights and inspirations as well. It was also cool getting a glimpse Ashley's cat, Ollie. :cat:

I'll be interested to see who Ashley's next guest will be and how often she will be uploading interviews.


Wishing I could go back to the Lake Placid JGP
Ashley coached at Parker Pennington's "Skate Dance Dream" camp last week in Ohio:

She turned up at the end of USFS' inaugural Excel Festival in Coral Springs, Florida yesterday:
With a skater on the ice:

Here's a local Albany, NY article, published yesterday, about her upcoming participation in the Aurora Games there:
Wagner, 28, will return to a competition of sorts Aug. 20-25 as the inaugural Aurora Games roll into Times Union Center.

The only figure skater announced so far, Wagner will lead Team Americas into a duel with Team World in what is billed as an all-women sports festival.

"I am ridiculously competitive," she said, "so I am going to come in and be as prepared as I can be, not only put on a show but get the job done."
The figure skating team competition at the Aurora Games is scheduled for August 24 at 1 pm:


Clip of "Groove Is In the Heart" by Deee-Lite from the Stars on Ice tech. rehearsal, filmed by On Ice Perspectives' Jordan Cowan:
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