What is the Pyeongchang gala?

What is the Pyeongchang gala?

The world’s best figure skaters have returned to the ice for an exhibition gala, as the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics wraps up. Having finished competing and with the pressure off, the Olympian performers had a chance to have some fun on the ice and show off their signature moves and expressive outfits.

What is the figure skating gala at the Olympics?

After two weeks of competition in five events, the gala is a chance for the figure skaters to let their hair down, have a little fun, and entertain the fans without the pressure of having to impress the judges.

What is the hardest move in ice skating?

The Axel jump
The Axel jump, also called the Axel Paulsen jump for its creator, Norwegian figure skater Axel Paulsen, is an edge jump. It is figure skating’s oldest and most difficult jump. The Axel jump is the most studied jump in figure skating.

What is Exhibition skating?

Major competitions generally conclude with exhibition galas, in which the top skaters from each discipline perform non-competitive programs. Many skaters, both during and after their competitive careers, also skate in ice shows, which run during the competitive season and the off-season.

Where can I watch ice skating at the Olympics?

TV channel: NBCSN (Channel finder: Comcast Xfinity, Verizon Fios, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, DIRECTV, Dish, AT U verse, fuboTV, Sling.) Live stream: NBC Sports Live | Sling | Peacock TV | fuboTV – If you have cable, you can use your login credentials via NBC Sports Live on mobile and WiFi-enabled devices.

What moves are banned in ice skating?

illegal maneuvers include: spinning movements in which the man swings the lady around in the air while holding her hand or foot – obviously the headbanger. twist-like or rotational movements during which the lady is turned over with her skating foot leaving the ice.

Where does the figure skating exhibition gala take place?

Yet when all of the PyeongChang Games’ medals have been awarded and they’re unburdened by the weight of competition, they’re still the best athletes in the world, all in one place. Which brings us to the exhibition gala, a figure skating event that takes place after all awards ceremonies. What is the figure skating exhibition gala?

When is the figure skating gala in Pyeongchang?

Not much is known outside of the when: it’s happening on Sunday, February 25, in PyeongChang, and airing stateside during NBC’s primetime block from 8 pm to 11 pm on Saturday, February 24 .

Who are the gold medal winners in Figure Skating?

The only other announcement surrounding the gala is that Canadian gold medal winners Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will be skating a tribute to Gord Downie, the Canadian music legend who passed away last year. Their performance will be set to Downie’s band the Tragically Hip’s “Long Time Running”.

What did Javier Fernandez do at the Sochi Gala?

For example, at the 2014 Sochi gala, fourth place finisher Javier Fernandez of Spain did a routine titled “Aerobic Class” that featured props (a boombox and a gym bag), costume changes (including a superhero costume), and a bucket of water getting dumped on him.