Skating Fridays

Pairs Waist Hold Platter Lift

My pairs partner and I are trying out new elements all the time, but they don’t always work. We don’t have a formal coach, so we’re just trying to figure things out on our own (and through YouTube and Instagram).

One element we tried recently was a waist hold platter lift. We’ve had trouble trying it before so I altered my grip. Lo and behold, that minor change made a huge difference! This is only the second time we tried it, and it worked!

We are excited to see if we can continue. building on this and then transferring it to the ice one day. Yes, we are aware that we can’t do this for Adult Silver Pairs at the moment, but it’s still fun to try and work on new things.


  1. January 28, 2022 / 10:11 pm

    Whoa! Cool move, Eva. And the arcade lights and music make it even flashier!

    • evabakes
      January 29, 2022 / 3:39 pm

      Haha – that was the only non-crowded area of the rink we were able to find that day!

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