Articles Blog

Regular People Try Olympic Figure Skating (With Kristi Yamaguchi)

Regular People Try Olympic Figure Skating (With Kristi Yamaguchi)


– And let ‘er roll! Whoo! (laughter) Oh! (funky music) Hi, I’m Kristi Yamaguchi and I’m going to be teaching some regular
people some Olympic spins. (funky music) – How am I at ice skating? I have gone before, one time. – My mother used to tell me
that I was a natural athlete. She lied. If I don’t hit the ground too hard, I’ll consider it a big win. – I’m a fitness instructor and so my life is literally working out. I feel like I’m gonna be good at this. How hard can it be? (upbeat rock music) – [Mark] Kristi, I’m comin’ for you. – [Gabby] I might regret this, but I honestly feel like
I’m not gonna be that bad. – [Dorian] I like the sparkles. Don’t tell anybody. Alright. Oh, yeah! (whimpers) You gotta feel it. – [Dorian] Balancing on roller skates. – [Mark] Oh god! – Hello! (laughter) I’m Kristi and I’m gonna
teach you guys some moves. Are you up for that? – [Gabby] Yes!
– [Mark] Ready to go! – [Kristi] Alrighty! Let’s start with some spins. Get you all dizzy right at the beginning. So something like this. What do you think? So, make sure your arms
are nice and pretty to match your costumes. Nice, okay. Spinning to the left will be the natural. – Oh. (playful music) (shouts) (laughs) – Kind of lean and then
make your circle tighter and tighter and then. Whoa. Okay. That’s a good start. (shouts) (laughs) well points for style, let her roll. Woo, (laughs) oh god. Oh are you alright, are you alright, okay. Oh oh, (laughs) (rolls tongue) Oh there you go. You got it, woo! So this is called a bunny hop. So, yeah that was close. So kick up and then out and get a little speed
going, and then kick up. (laughs) I think we got a ringer here. There we go Dorian, whoa. – That was a pretty heavy landing. I think you cracked the ice man. – Up. There you go. Yeah yeah yeah. There you go. Whoa. Nice one. Nice one. – I don’t think I’ll ever
look at figure skating the same way again. (laughs) – You guys are doing amazing. So this you’ll actually
put the toe pic in the ice. So go ahead, there you go. And then you’re just gonna pump around the toe pick, this is a pivot. Oh. – I feel like backwards would be easier. – You can go backwards too, actually. You can do your own variation. Backwards and then you
can kind of push away with your right leg. There you go. – How hard can it be? – Wee, (laughs) Now bring it around. Woo. (laughs) Almost as good as your shirt. (laughs) yes, there you go. Oh. (laughs) you know, I’m pretty impressed,
you guys were good sports. You wore the proper skating sparkles. That was fun. Mark I think you were
like showing everyone up there a little bit. But you know what, for
a first time of the ice you guys rocked it. – It’s much harder than it looks can we just put that out there? – Yes, absolutely, (laughs). – I got mad respect
for figure skating now. – I feel like I could have
done better, you know. I feel like Marco’s a ringer. He put the bar so high. – We know where he is on Friday nights. You know doing a little
pokey pokey here at the rink. Good job guys. – Thank you. – Thank you. – Very good, woo hoo. (upbeat music) (laughs) Yikes, yikes, control arms, control arms. Yeah.

44 thoughts on “Regular People Try Olympic Figure Skating (With Kristi Yamaguchi)”

  1. Call me petty but as a figure skater I love seeing people who try to say figure skating is easy absolutely fail terribly when they try 😂😂😂 Not 👏 Easy👏

  2. Que mujer tan ridicula la de azul diciendo que iba a ser muy facil y que desagradable que se la pasara cubriendose el busto, debio de haber salido con un abrigo jajajaja

  3. Ok,can we just be honest for a moment. The girl did have a slight advantage. She did have strength, which every good skater needs. I am a figure skater and she has the right build for skating.

  4. How hard could it be?

    Just cuz you work out all the time doesn’t mean ur gonna automatically be good at ice skating …

  5. I got so offended when she said: "how hard can it be?" I'm over here training 3 times a week for 5 years now and I'm just starting my axles.

  6. Skate when the ice was resurfaced, its easier to skate and if you fall it doesn't hurt, falling on rough ice hurts.
    Source: I used to figure skate.

  7. I've never skated, even though I've had multitudes of opportunities to skate, I'd turned them down cause I chickened out, but seeing Mark out like that, makes me want to give it a go and hopefully have that confidence to just do it <3

  8. Only synchronised skaters will get this,

    At 2:27 when she did a bunny hop with a bent leg…

    ARGGGGGGGGGGGG 🥵🥵

    (No offence to any figure skaters, it’s just that we do it with a straight leg)

  9. If it makes them feel any better, the rental style skates likely weren't making it any easier for them. Good overall effort! (from a figure skater!)

  10. She’s kind of a bad teacher? Like, if you really want them to learn to do something, teach them a simple two foot spin that doesn’t evolve to a one foot

  11. Gabby: how hard can it be
    Me (a figure skater): well, I don’t know, in what aspect? The jumps? The spins? The balance? Yeah… try it out it can’t be too hard right?? Definitely… (sarcasm)

  12. "how hard can it be?"
    I had to practice camel spin..
    FOR A MONTH. TO GET MY LEG TO BE PARALLEL TO THE GROUND.
    there is still a slight downward

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *