When: Modern day
Search terms: pairs lifts, practicing pairs skating
I'm writing a skating-related fanfiction story.
He skated singles & pairs. He stopped pairs when he was about sixteen. Then he switched pretty exclusively to singles. Now is about 10-12 years later and he and an old flame are considering teaming up as a ineligible/pro pairs team. They're both Olympic level skaters; she won Olympic medals with other partners. Both are in their late 20s or so.
Will he have trouble remembering the pairs moves? Ten years seems like a long layoff to me. Or is it like muscle memory?
What is a pairs tryout like? Do they just skate around or do they actually attempt any lifts/pair moves? I'm just trying to figure what they'd try to see if they were a compatible team.
Most of the stuff I'm finding is showing the technical requirements and what the various lifts look like, but not much on training.