With the technical content of synchronized skating teams' competitive programs growing ever more demanding, Coughlin traveled to the New York City area to collaborate with coaches of the Skyliners organization, creating pairs elements for the lines.
"It takes an incredibly well-rounded athlete to make an elite synchronized skater," Coughlin said. "I think between now and the next push for synchro to be in the (2022) Olympics, we'll see an increased amount of content.
"Teaching these skaters death spirals, throw jumps, little dance lifts, in unison side-by-side spins," he continued. "Caydee and I were brainstorming ideas for their group lift the other day. It's something we can lend a hand to, and they are also teaching us a different language on the ice."