On her wedding day, 32-year-old Chrissy Mitchell wanted to do something special for her father-daughter dance—so she decided to do it on roller skates. In a video that’s going viral, the Illinois bride and dad Tim Lesak skate to ‘Don’t Stop the Rock’ by Freestyle in lieu of a traditional dance.
“We winged the entire thing. I think I talked to [my dad] a day or two before the wedding and he was like, ‘I haven’t touched my skates in about two years,'” Mitchell laughed of their impromptu performance, saying that skating is “something my dad and I have always done together.”
The newlywed comes from a long line of roller skaters. Not only has dad Lesak been skating since he was a child, but even his father (Mitchell’s grandfather) was a roller skating instructor. “I’ve been skating since I was 14 and [my dad] has been skating since before he could walk. He taught me all the footwork I know and how to dance to the beat of the music,” she explained.
And the look on her dad’s face was well worth it, recalls the bride, who slipped on her skates after saying “I do” to now-husband Kevin Mitchell. “[Lesak] was so excited, he had a smile on his face the whole time. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him smile that much. I knew if we were confident that it would flow. Everyone loved it.”
Lesak echoed his daughter’s sweet sentiment. “It made a special occasion even more special,” he described of the duo’s dance. “It is a moment I will cherish for the rest of my life.”