Watching ice-skating can be a bit tense for us who are in the audience. You imagine what those who are doing the actual skating feel. You’re also worried that they could fall over at any time! Sometimes you might even close your eyes when you see the sharp skates in the air.
This is then made worse by expectations of the worst happening each moment. That’s why we think skaters are amazing and inspiring. It’s a good job they have enough courage for all of us.
This particular group was part of the team Canada 2 that competed in the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships. They awed the audience with their super skating skills. Most teams will only consist of a solo or duo doing their magic for all to see. This group, however, was comprised of 16 women, making their performance happen most fantastically.
Fortunately, the judges thought so too and gave them a score to match their talent. If you take a moment and focus on the look on the judges’ faces, you are left in no doubt that they can see what a special moment this is. They have been able to see the skill and amazing work going into this beautiful act.
The audience is genuinely touched as well. Then when the tempo kicks up a notch, you see them respond and inject more power in their moves, it’s nothing but magical.