As inspired by Johnny's story of taking himself out of contention for the GPF after falling in a handstand contest with Evan Lysacek Can most skaters do a handstand? I imagine most pairs skaters could, but does the average single skater have enough upper body strength to do so - or is there no correlation at all? Are most skaters also capable of some sort of gymnastics? I can't. I've got all my single jumps sans axel, but I'd be from a handstand contest.