Leap of Death
My pairs partner and I are working on cobbling together a program so that we can finally test our Adult Silver Pairs. About 3 years ago, we passed our Bronze Pairs test. Thankfully, the Silver Pairs test doesn’t seem too much harder than Bronze was.
One of the elements my partner came up with (after watching tons of YouTube videos) is this carry across the ice. We lovingly refer to it as the leap of death. The woman jumps up and hopes and prays that her partner catches her. Well, that’s what I tell myself in my head. Thankfully, my partner hasn’t dropped me yet, and I hope to keep that streak alive.
This is the first time he’s been able to turn 2 full revolutions on the ice. We usually get about a half of a revolution to one full revolution. I’m proud of the progress we’ve made as a team, and especially proud of him for accomplishing this feat. It’s not easy carrying a human across the ice like this, much less a full grown adult like me!