Samia's ditched her fella and is enjoying double toe loops
with her improbably named French partner.
He was supposed to do a pair of quad toe loops
, but he changed the program just before he went on the ice and regretted it.
Triple salcows, triple flips, triple toe loops
, triple Lutzes and even a few triple loops are likely to send skaters airborne at the DCU show.
But although the stage may be smaller than an arena, the ice skaters will still be working their magic and entertaining the audiences with triple flips, triple toe loops
, double axels, death spirals, camel spins, triple throw axels and lifts galore as part of their unique style of theatre on ice.
The only way this ballet works at all on ice is when the solo numbers are concentrated upon to produce a certain effect which relies upon triple salkos, spins, toe loops
and so on.
Davies has turned into a minority sports nerd - an asset in Olympic year with windsurfing and the badminton mixed doubles to look forward to - and here in Nice you can marvel at him spotting the difference between toe loops
and salsas and Robin Cousins and Sue Barker.
The competition features techniques as basic as the proper way to fall on ice, and how to get up, to more skillful moves like triple jumps, axels and toe loops
But it is only fair to say that the ice-skating supremos perform the toe loops
, spins and salkos with the best and they are splendid, particularly the partnerings, with wonderful balance and enormous style.
You can rent skates and warm up by an open firepit between your double toe loops