Skating Fridays

Almost a Real Death Spiral

My pairs partner and I have not had the ability to practice much recently. With my work travel and his injured toe, we have had limited time to get together and do “real” elements.

Subsequently, we have not worked on the death spiral for quite some time. We have not been practicing on freestyle sessions, and we aren’t allowed to do any real pairs elements during public skate. Instead, we’ve been studying videos and talking through what we need to do in order to execute this element correctly.

One day during a very sparse public skate, we attempted some death spirals. I’m excited to say that this is the closest we’ve ever gotten, and I firmly believe that we’ll have it soon. We just need to work on the ending so that I exit on one foot and that my partner doesn’t stand up too early.

Yay for progress!



  1. May 15, 2023 / 7:16 pm

    Oooh so close! Nice position, too—I like that you seem so relaxed and yet keep extended! If you grow your hair a little longer it will sweep the ice!

    • evabakes
      May 16, 2023 / 10:36 am

      I’m the opposite of relaxed! Hahaha! 🙂

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