I have two moves that skaters and nonskaters often ask the "How do you do that?" question. One is the upright spin, and the other is the spread eagle. My Rockefeller Center skating friend Joanie says that when she used to work nearby and would walk by the rink, she could always tell if I was there because she recognized my spread eagles.
And I remember clearly the first time I was inspired by a spread eagle - Paul Wylie performing his long program in the 1992 Winter Games in Albertville, France. Paul does an inside spread eagle and outside spread eagle in his program (skating to the gorgeous soundtrack from Henry V) and they immediately caught my eye because they looked so different from the other skaters' spread eagles, mens and womens. After his skate, I was truly inspired to learn, first, what they were, and second, to begin learning the mechanics of how to do them.
Below is another of my favorite Paul Wylie programs with amazing spread eagles, skating to the soundtrack from Apollo 13:
Who inspired or inspires you?