Skating Fridays

Still Doing Pairs

Some of you have been asking me if I’m still doing pairs skating. The answer is yes. Practice time with my partner is quite limited, as he’s unable to get to the rink very often due to personal reasons. Plus he just injured his back. We try to practice some elements during public skate on the weekends.

Because we are still coachless, we’ve been relying on YouTube and Instagram. We have been working on our pairs spin, death spiral and a few lifts. Granted, we’re not doing lifts like the ones you see the elite teams perform, but we are attempting to at least get me off the ice for a split second. Our lift is really more of a… hop.

Despite the limited practice time, I am still having a lot of fun with pairs. I’m not sure how far we’ll be able to go, but I’m just grateful for the opportunity.


  1. April 19, 2019 / 6:10 pm

    Love Blades of Glory! You are so brave–I am terrified just watching pairs. Sorry to hear your partner is injured–maybe when he’s back you’ll work on the “Iron Lotus?”

    • evabakes
      April 20, 2019 / 7:06 am

      We always joke about the Iron Lotus!!!

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