Axels In The Attic

A unique series looking at lesser known and terribly interesting stories from skating history. Hosted by Allison Manley and Ryan Stevens.

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Monday Jan 04, 2016

The final episode in our series explores the story of Canadian skating pioneer Louis Rubenstein! Show notes for this episode are available on Skate Guard blog at For more fascinating skating history, check out The Manleywoman Skatecast at

The Luminous Lottie Dod

Saturday Nov 07, 2015

Saturday Nov 07, 2015

The fifth episode in our six part series explores the story of one of the most prolific female athletes of all time, Great Britain's Lottie Dod! Be sure to pass on the word about the Axels In The Attic series and visit and for more fascinating tales from figure skating's history.

Tuesday Oct 27, 2015

The fourth episode in our six part series looks at a fascinating figure skating connection to the famous Hindenburg Disaster in 1937.

Monday Sep 21, 2015

The third episode in the Axels In The Attic podcast series examines the compelling life story of differently abled Canadian skater Norman A. Falkner.

Monday Aug 10, 2015

Unearthing the unusual story of Callie C. Curtis, an American skater who turned heads when he got all dolled up and entered women's figure skating competitions!

Friday Jul 31, 2015

The first episode of the Axels In The Attic series looks at untold and fascinating tales from the history of ice skating in South America. From Sonja Henie to Maribel Vinson-Owen to Argentina's first and only Olympic figure skater, we've got you covered!

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