Figure skating is a beautiful sport where skaters glide across the ice executing moves we cannot imagine doing ourselves. Everyone else might look like Bambi slipping and sliding around on ice, but figure skaters have such finesse and grace.
These athletes are able to perform breathtaking routines that leave the audience speechless in wonder. When French figure skaters Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres teamed up to vie for first place in the International Skating Union’s World Team Trophy 2017 competition in Japan, they blew away the competition and left fans marveling at their routine.
The duo have developed a bond on the ice that allows Vanessa to completely trust Morgan when he is flipping and spinning her around. The two are able to incorporate amazing partner work in their routines because of this.
For the competition in Japan, they skated to Disturbed’s rendition of Simon & Garfunkel’s classic hit “The Sound of Silence.” Their synchronized skating and perfectly performed stunts matched magically to the music.
The audience is visible in the background and seem to be captivated by their routine. Hopefully the judges feel the same way!
The mellow, almost eerie song coupled with their all black costumes lend a melancholy feel to what actually is a vibrant and stunning ice skating routine. Their initial spinning jump is executed perfectly in tandem.