Skating Fridays

The Flying Chicken

If you’ve met me or any of my club mates in real life, you know us as “the chicken people.” We squawk at each other, have Hei Hei as our unofficial mascot, and don chicken headbands. It all stemmed from a group lesson many, many years ago, where our Russian coach yelled something inaudible to us that sounded like “throw the chicken.” Things just went downhill from there. Call it an obsession if you will, but chickens make us laugh and help us shoo away the nerves during competition.

During the spin clinic last month, my spin coach asked us all to invent a new spin. After we had several minutes to practice, we gathered in a circle and had volunteers show off their new creations.

Naturally, my bestie and I created a chicken-related spin. Behold! Here is the flying chicken spin!


  1. Van
    August 18, 2023 / 7:58 pm


    • evabakes
      August 21, 2023 / 3:04 pm

      Chickens for the win!

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