"On Edge" - Olympic Channel's docuseries featuring 6 teams from Ice Academy of Montreal

Sylvia

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Episode 1 premiered today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PncCw1Ax3s

Meet the six teams training together at the Ice Academy of Montreal in Canada for the Olympic Games Beijing 2022. Gabriella and Guillaume reflect on their PyeongChang experience. Madison and Zach have some on-ice tension and speak about their emotional connection and Scott Moir tells us what it takes to be an Olympic champion.
Filmed in the last six months leading up to Beijing 2022, On Edge is the Olympic Channel’s first weekly figure skating reality docuseries chronicling the day-to-day lives of six teams from five countries training at the Ice Academy of Montreal.

Featuring athletes Madison Chock and Evan Bates (USA), Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron (FRA), Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue (USA), Olivia Smart and Adrian Diaz (ESP), Laurence Fournier-Beaudry and Nikolaj Sorensen (CAN), Lilah Fear and Lewis Gibson (GBR), and coaches Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon, Romain Haguenauer and three time Olympic Gold medallist Scott Moir.

Follow the personal and emotional journeys of the world’s best ice dancing teams, both on ice and off ice, as they train for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022
[2nd episode is available to watch here]: https://olympics.com/en/original-series/on-edge/
 

Frau Muller

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Where can one see the full episodes? I checked various streaming services for a full one-hr episode…
Or is each one 14 minutes or so?
 

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Where can one see the full episodes? I checked various streaming services for a full one-hr episode…
Or is each one 14 minutes or so?
Olympics.com - and it looks like the episodes are only approximately 15 min long.
 

Frau Muller

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Olympics.com - and it looks like the episodes are only approximately 15 min long.
Oh, rats. This seems more like quick promo pieces than a full old-fashioned series, like the Johnny Weir reality documentary series or Ice Diaries, which followed Czisny and others ca 2005/06.
 
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Madison Hubbell posted this yesterday: https://www.instagram.com/p/CWozOacJuYr/
Zach and I will be going live tomorrow on the @olympics account, to chat about the new series, On Edge. Come hang out with us to hear about the season so far, behind the scenes info, and to ask any questions you may have after watching the first two episodes.
The IG Live with Papadakis/Cizeron and Hubbell/Donohue will be at 6 pm Eastern time here: https://www.instagram.com/olympics/
 

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I am 100% skating reality series trash at the worst of times. This series so far is exceptionally entertaining. But I'm completely biased.

LOVE Romain. More from/of him, please.
 

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Loving this so far! Very high quality and not coming off as cheesy or cringy (yet! ;)). The All Around series from The Olympic Channel was well done, so I’m happy to see the quality has extended to this.
 

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I was stupidly surprised Nik’s and Laurence’s English was so good. I assumed she was Francophone and he would have a Danish accent but they’re native-sounding. Also still pretty damn good looking without the makeup and costumes!
I'm pretty sure Laurence is Francophone, given her name - but she's from Montreal so may very well have grown up bilingual. And Nikolaj's been training in NA for since at least 2009 - and since he's Danish, probably spoke pretty good English when he came. (All the Scandinavian 17 year olds I've hosted have had excellent English. Unfortunately for the kids, I host more Latino students, and they tend to have the weakest English skills at our local United World College)
 

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Even in small towns across Quebec, their English is pretty good. I always try to speak French. But as soon as I say "Bonjour:, they switch to English. I don't know how people learn French while in Montreal, because they don't ever want to engage with people in French unless they're already 100% fluent.
 

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Is anyone who understands French able to give us a brief summary of what the coaching team was saying after Smart/Diaz’s simulation in episode 2? I think I got the idea from the tone and body language, but…
 
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Is anyone who understands French able to give us a brief summary of what the coaching team was saying after Smart/Diaz’s simulation in episode 2? I think I got the idea from the tone and body language, but…
I don't speak French but I turned the subtitles on and they translated it into English. If I remember correctly, they basically discussed the run through being sloppy and the fact he didn't make enough rotations in the lift.
 

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Laurence is Francophone and speaks excellent English with a small French accent.

Nik is Danish and speaks better English than Laurence.

They were interviewed on Trennnnnt Michaud’s podcast and there were a few phrases “ie. throwing a fit” that Nik had to explain to Laurence. :lol:

They are so cute and funny together.

Love them.
 

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I loved learning that Chock & Bates are really close friends with Fournier-Beaudry & Soerensen. They hang out together, eat dinners together and FB/S dog sit for C&B when they travel.

Also the series reminds me how difficult the sport of Ice dance really is and how much work, thought and effort goes into every move in the program, let alone getting the partners to synchronize the moves and make it all seamlessly flow. Fans are often so quick to dismiss programs.
 
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Does anyone have a clue who was watching Smart/Diaz and blurred out? I wonder if it could be Baker?

I'm trying to remember which teams train there who are not features and probably didn't sign release - Hawayek/Baker are one team, Reed/A. is another (it makes sense they are not featured as they are not that high level and their olympic spots are not certain), Canadian L/L and Kol/Kom. I'm not sure if Wang/Liu are coached remotely?

I'm enjoying the series so far, only seen the first two episodes. I think it's interesting to get a glimpse into how the training is with so many couples.
 

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Does anyone have a clue who was watching Smart/Diaz and blurred out? I wonder if it could be Baker?

I'm trying to remember which teams train there who are not features and probably didn't sign release - Hawayek/Baker are one team, Reed/A. is another (it makes sense they are not featured as they are not that high level and their olympic spots are not certain), Canadian L/L and Kol/Kom. I'm not sure if Wang/Liu are coached remotely?

I'm enjoying the series so far, only seen the first two episodes. I think it's interesting to get a glimpse into how the training is with so many couples.
I don't think Komatsubara/Koleto would have been in Montreal at the time, from what I remember (not sure though). And yes, I believe Wang/Liu and Chen/Sun remained in China (and Italy when team China went there).

Besides Hawayek/Baker, Lajoie/Lagha and Reed/Ambrulevicius, other IAM teams include: Fabbri/Ayer, Lauriault/Le Gac, Fukase/Zhang, Fear/Waddell, Garabedian/Proulx-Senecal, Harris/Chan and Lafound/Fournier/Kam. Plus in junior they have Lim/Quan and Gauthier/Thierin. I think that's all the teams I know of, but I might have missed a couple/

I don't know if Scott's teams come with him when he's in Montreal, but they might also.
 

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Is anyone who understands French able to give us a brief summary of what the coaching team was saying after Smart/Diaz’s simulation in episode 2? I think I got the idea from the tone and body language, but…
They noted the technical difficulties (not enough turns) and the fact that what they said to them earlier in the day was not implemented in this program. You saw Romain being the harshest but they all agreed : they don't skate between the element, so all the momentum (maybe they talked about speed ? I don't remember) they gain goes for nothing.
 

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