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Bleav in Figure Skating
33 minutes | 15 hours ago
I chat with 2015 Junior National Champion Andrew Torgashev about his skating career thus far, consistency and mental training, training in Colorado Springs and now Los Angeles, and his future plans with skating!
63 minutes | 8 days ago
I talk to my Olympic teammate Jason Brown about his skating journey: growing up competing, being at the Olympics as our first time competing internationally as Seniors, Olympic sparkle moments, the artistic side of skating, the headspace that resulted in not making the 2018 Olympic team + the dark moments that came with that, to his current skating today and strategy for the 2022 Games!
27 minutes | 15 days ago
How Yoga can help with Sports
On this episode, I talk to skating coach and yoga instructor Sarah Neal about the ways yoga can help with skating! This is more mental than physical: it can help us focus as well as deal with anxiety or stress. Also great for retiring skaters, as it can help bring clarity to your next move. All this and more, take a listen!
30 minutes | 22 days ago
I chat with 2019 Junior World Bronze Medalist Ting Cui about where she's been! Following two injuries, Ting talks about her recovery and comeback process. We talk about mental headspace during training post-injury, her coaching situation, and her plans for the future!
26 minutes | a month ago
I chat with 2021 US Silver medalist Amber Glenn about her skating journey, getting the triple axel and trying it in competition, how she trained mentally for the 2021 US Championships without normal competitions all season, her mindset while at Nationals, and her goals for next season!
48 minutes | a month ago
I chat with two-time World Bronze Medalist and Olympian Michael Weiss about his skating upbringing, landing the first quad, touring during skating's most popular time period, the current quad trend, and his thoughts on the new judging system in comparison with the 6.0 system: how it can be improved.
29 minutes | a month ago
2021 US Championships Ladies Breakdown
Breaking down the Ladies event at Nationals this past weekend: Gracie Gold, Starr Andrews, Audrey Shin, Lindsay Thorngren, Mariah Bell, Alysa Liu, Karen Chen, Amber Glenn, & Bradie Tennell. I answer fan questions about the event, including World Team selections, Olympic contenders, and future strategies for ladies skating.
41 minutes | 2 months ago
I chat with 1988 Olympic Champion Brian Boitano about his skating story: staying with one coach his whole career (Linda Leaver), coming up with the famous Boitano arm and what he thinks about it's popularity now, his mental training for the pressure of "Battle of the Brians" at the Olympics, why he toured with Champions on Ice, his cooking passion, and his thoughts on current skating trends today.
37 minutes | 2 months ago
Chatting with Vincent Zhou
I talk with World Bronze Medalist and Olympian Vincent Zhou about his Olympic experience, his coaching team, the intense challenge of balancing school with skating at Brown University, and quads in men's skating!
28 minutes | 2 months ago
Off Ice Training with Elliana Pogrebinsky
Former Team USA ice dancer Elliana and I talk off-ice training: She busts myths on weight training and shares information on what kinds of exercises skaters should focus on, who to look for for professional advice and expertise, and the importance of building strength off the ice to help us improve on ice. Lots of insight from a kinesiology graduate of University of San Francisco, tune in!
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Chatting with Karen Chen
This episode I chat with Karen Chen about her Olympic experience, balancing Cornell University with skating, her goals for the upcoming Olympic cycle, and current skating trends.Betonline -- www.betonline.agViome -- www.viome.com Code: POLINA
40 minutes | 3 months ago
Eating Disorders with Rachael Flatt
In this episode I speak with Rachael Flatt about eating disorders in our sport, with advice on what skaters, parents, and coaches can do for resources. We also talk about her Olympic experiences and balancing school with skating!Betonline -- www.betonline.agBeachly -- www.beach.ly Code: SKATINGViome -- www.viome.com Code: POLINA
51 minutes | 3 months ago
Comeback Reality with Gracie Gold
This episode I talk to Gracie Gold about our favorite Sochi memories, and the realities of Comeback hardships after taking a long break from sport. We expose the common misconception: "Work hard and you'll be the skater you once were", and instead shine a light on how the physical and mental game of returning to sport after long hiatus is learning to be a different skater. We also touch on Body Image and the current wave of younger skaters, with some advice from Gracie on treating your body with kindness.Ads:Betonline -- www.betonline.ag Beachly -- www.beach.ly Code: SKATINGViome. -- www.viome.com Code: POLINA
15 minutes | 3 months ago
Hot Take: Boot equipment, Story-time: Missing my competition 6-minute warmup, Topic of the week: Rewarding Athletes in younger levels and sponsorships in the senior level, Technique tip: take your edges step by step, Fan Questions, and a Positivity tip on the anticipation of a reward:)
17 minutes | 3 months ago
This episode has a hot take, story-time of my trip to Mexico City and working with some skaters there, Thanksgiving and Holiday training, a technique tip, fan questions, and a positivity tip for the week!
26 minutes | 3 months ago
This episode’s main topic is on my retirement: the whole scoop on why I chose to retire from competitive skating this year. Other segments include a Hot Take, Technique Tip, Fan Questions from Instagram, and a Positivity tip:)
23 minutes | 4 months ago
This episode is with Kristi Yamaguchi. We talk about the triple-triple combo, her life in professional shows after the Olympics, and her philanthropy: the Always Dream Foundation!
30 minutes | 4 months ago
Ice Dance Talk with the New Generation
This episode discusses Ice Dance, with several new generation ice dancers with their eye on the Olympics. I chat with Lorraine McNamara, Anthony Ponomarenko, and Logan Bye on partner changes, their ice dance history, and their goals long term in this sport.
20 minutes | 4 months ago
Skate America Ladies Breakdown
This episode breaks down the Ladies event at Skate America, with my commentary on all the skaters. In order: Gracie Gold, Finley Hawk, Paige Rydberg, Pooja Kalyan, Sierra Venetta, Shan Lin, Starr Andrews, Karen Chen, Audrey Shin, Amber Glenn, Bradie Tennell, & Mariah Bell. Discussing their highlights, things to improve, and the triple-triple combination in … Continued
26 minutes | 4 months ago
Professional Show Skating with Abby Kimmelman
Let’s talk Show Skating! Too many kids drop out of skating once they near the end of high school, without considering the possibility of professional shows. Abby Kimmelman, who played Anna in Disney On Ice’s production of Frozen in the US Tour and International tours, walks us through the process of applying, skating in productions, … Continued
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