New Side by Side Pairs Spin
My partner Kenneth and I have been having a blast on the ice. Every week when we practice, I laugh my head off – maybe even more than my weekly lessons with my Ukrainian coach. Kenneth and I like to joke about how bad and old we both are. Regardless, it’s still a blast skating pairs, even if we aren’t very good yet.
We’ve been working on a side by side spin. While we can typically do an upright spin pretty in synch, we wanted to try something new. The spin we tried this time was a sit spin. Well, except we added a little feature to it. Since both he and I suffer from sciatica, we keeled over and spun. Amazingly, we ended up in synch! In fact, this was probably the most in synch we’ve ever been in a side by side spin!
Sure, we acted a bit for this video, but it actually wasn’t too far off from the truth. We often have to stop and stretch or un-pinch our sciatic nerves while we skate together. I guess that’s what happens when you’re old.