Jackie Wong

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Jackie Wong (born 1982) is a figure skating analyst[1] who has become the most authoritative figure in skating among its fans.[2] He blogs, tweets, and sells merchandise as Rocker Skating, and hosts the Ice Talk podcast at Ice Network.[3] He is based in New York.[4]

Wong has worked for architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and is currently an associate consultant at McKinsey & Company.[5] A former novice skater who has passed the U.S. Figure Skating juvenile tests and worked as a coach and a judge, he began covering figure skating for Examiner.com in 2009.[6]

He created Rocker Skating as a graduate business school project at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015 and began attracting sponsorships.[7] His commentary ranges from offering technical play-by-plays[8] to sharing his opinions on a skater's choice of costumes and music.[9]

Wong has a bachelor's degree in economics and urban studies from Stanford University, a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and an MBA from Penn's Wharton School.[6] He contributed to University of Pennsylvania biomedical research by analyzing the movement and positions of the arms, legs and head of ice skaters and presenting them as 3D models.[10]


  1. ^ Davidson, Kavitha (February 28, 2018). "Why are American women failing to medal in Olympic figure skating?". espnW. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  2. ^ Cohen, Ben (2018-02-22). "The Most Trusted Name in Figure Skating News". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  3. ^ "Ice Talk". icenetwork.com. Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  4. ^ Longman, Jeré (2018-02-20). "Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Are Ice Dancing's King and Queen". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  5. ^ "Interview With Jackie Wong". Skate Guard. March 18, 2013. Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  6. ^ a b Hersh, Philip (December 15, 2017). "Wong builds second career as figure skating analyst". icenetwork.com. Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  7. ^ Cohen, Ben (2018-02-22). "The Most Trusted Name in Figure Skating News". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  8. ^ "Play-by-Plays". Rocker - Figure Skating Analysis by Jackie Wong. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  9. ^ Radnofsky, Louise; Cohen, Ben (2018-02-10). "How Figure Skating Fell Hard for 'Moulin Rouge!'". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  10. ^ Miller, Katharine (June 1, 2010). "Architectural Computation Visualizes Cell Choreography | Biomedical Computation Review". biomedicalcomputationreview.org. Retrieved 2018-03-06.

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