Featuring Bruno Marcotte – Part 1
This month’s podcast, we welcome two celebrated Alumni (in a two-part interview). In the driver’s seat and host this month is Nic Young, a former national team member, and his guest, national, international and Olympic coach, Bruno Marcotte. With Nic having transitioned into coaching, the two chat about skating, their history and careers… and their competitive drive to motivate their athletes and in the process to advance the sport of figure skating.
A THIRTY-NINE YEAR JOURNEY OF VOLUNTEERING
By Bill Boland
The year was 1979 in a small town on Lake Erie shore where our 7-year-old daughter was about to compete in her first competition, a Precision event. They finished last.
The arena was jammed to the rafters. You couldn’t get to the concession stand and I said, “That was it, never again!”
A couple of weeks later it was another small southwestern Ontario town, but seemingly less crowded. The enthusiasm and passion of the crowd was unlike anything I had ever experienced. I was hooked! The medal the London Skating Pre Novice Team won that day was to be the first of many for the teams Traci skated on or coached in Canada, Finland and the United States. But that is her story to tell. Continue reading “Podcast: B. Marcotte | B. Boland Spotlight | My World Championships Experience | From the Archives | Lives Lived: Collins | Coaches Tribute | Virtue & Moir – Retire | Slipchuk: Lifetime Achievement Award | HOF Class of 2019 | Event Packages”