Great Freddie Mercury once said, “You can do what you want with my music, but don’t make me boring,” and it looks like this team of Canadian ice skaters live by these words.
What they had to give the cheering crowd at the Canadian Synchronized Skating Championship resembles pure magic.
The moment the music of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ filled the air, the audience couldn’t wait to see what the NEXXICE Senior team had up their sleeves.
With such melody that changes tempo and tone many times during the six minutes it lasts, the performance had to be one to remember.
Not everyone would agree to dance and skate to such iconic song, but this team lived up to their expectations. They have been the first Canadian team in history to be crowned the title of World Synchronized Skating Champions in April 2009 and again in April 2015 for a good reason.
The months of hard work paid off as the remarkable routine has stolen the hearts of everyone who got to see it unfolding right in front of their eyes.
At the beginning of the performance, the team divides into four groups and everyone is eager to see what comes next as the opening lyrics “Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?” make people sing along as they have their eyes glued to the ice.
Next, two of the groups of skaters split off and join hands together as the other two groups get closer. In the next moment, one of the performers is lifted into the air.
After that, the two inner groups formed a circle, and the outer groups formed wings. Now imagine that this is just the beginning of what you are about to see from the NEXXICE Senior team.
Sliding on their knees was also part of the incredible act that left people amazed.
With the start of the second sequence of the song, the group stayed in a solid formation and skated backwards and forward from one edge of the ring to the other. But once the lyrics “I don’t wanna die” were heard, they split into two lines, then four, and weaved in between each other.
At one point the group members joined their arms and can-canned across the rink.
During the solo part of the iconic song, the group formed a square that later split into four. Each skater leaned forward and had one of their legs into the sky.
As the song came to the end, one of the skaters performed a handstand in the middle of the rank and it was the icing on the cake. Breathtaking, indeed!
People praised the skaters for their incredible performance. All 16 of the team members breathed as one and skated in perfect harmony.
This is definitely something you don’t want to miss.