The pairs program is distinguished from ice dance and singles by elements unique to pair skating, including overhead lifts, twist lifts, death spirals, and throw jumps. The teams also perform the elements of single skating in unison. Pair skating requires similar technique and timing on all elements of the performance, as well as practice and trust between the partners. The aim is to create an impression of “two skating as one”. Calalta’s Pairs program is coached by Anabelle Langlois-Hay and Cody Hay – 2010 Olympians.
Anabelle Langlois-Hay and Cody Hay are Canadian pairs skaters. She and Cody are the 2008 Canadian National champions. After their performance at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver Anabelle retired. Cody Hay retired over a year later in September 2011 and he and Anabelle have been coaching with Calalta ever since!