I am a bronze level skater who recently started working with a pairs partner at my rink. Now I am having second thoughts about this partnership. My partner skates once a week and doesn't seem to want to commit to any more ice time. There is no question that our goals are not aligned. She wants to skate in shows for fun, and I want to compete at adult nationals. Moreover, my partner has no interest in taking the required singles test to form a proper pairs team.
My wife told me to go along with this agreement to get pairs experience, but I don't think a 30-minute lesson with a pairs coach and two hours a week is enough to make progress. Perhaps this is a no-brainer, but I don't know what to do. Any helpful advice will be greatly appreciated.