I am not sure where to put this, so Admins, please move if needed.
For all of you that have dreamed of doing a death spiral with an elite pairs skater, here is a cute article from the Toronto Star's City Hall reporter, Robyn Doolittle, about her opportunity to skate with David Pelletier. She writes:
My whole life I’ve wanted to do a death spiral. It’s that quintessential beautiful pair element, where the man sinks into a deep pivot on his toe, arm extended, while the woman holds on lying almost horizontal to the ice, carving a circle around him. I’ve tried before with girlfriends, but 1) we have no idea how to do it and 2) we weren’t strong enough to compensate for the lack of technical knowledge.
(I hope that doesn't start any SLC rants. )