Two friends and ice skating partners glide out onto the ice in the chilly arena wearing matching flowing pink slip dresses, white ice skates and partial pony tails with pink ribbons in their hair. They strike their beginning pose and then the beautiful music begins, signaling the start of their routine.
The girls, Runa Maeda and Taryn Jurgensen, skate to “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” a classic hit song made famous by the legendary duo Simon and Garfunkel. The girls move about smoothly, then the taller skater spins her partner around with her feet not even touching the ground.
They dance in sync, proving their skill set is beyond their age. These two are a perfect match and the song they chose is fitting for their routine.
The lyrics say: “When you’re weary, feeling small, when tears are in your eyes, I’ll dry them all. I’m on your side, oh, when times get rough and friends just can’t be found, like a bridge over troubled water, I will lay me down.”
At the one-minute mark, both skaters execute a beautiful spin move that demonstrates how much talent they possess. In fact, Taryn helped with the choreography for their routine.
Shortly after the two-minute mark, the smaller statured skater completes a leg extension then her partner lifts her up and spins her around. Not long after at 2:20, the shorter statured girl again performs a move where she stretches her leg behind her with her heel touching the back of her head – and she spins like that!
The judges are sure to be impressed with their smooth and impressive routine. They skate off the rink to a round of applause from the crowd.
This routine is sure to be one that no one forgets. From the delicate costumes to their superb spins and stunts, they did great!
You have to see their routine in the video below for yourself to grasp how exquisite it is. You won’t believe how gifted they are!