If you’ve ever stepped onto the ice with two sharp blades attached to your feet, you know how truly persistent the force of gravity is. Any person who’s ever stepped onto ice, blades or no blades is well aware of how truly difficult it is. And standing is one thing… moving at speed is another thing altogether!
For something that is so difficult for full-grown adults to do, it must be IMPOSSIBLE for kids to do…right?
Wrong! in fact some kids are rather good at it. What’s more, some kids are utterly adorable while they take to the ice. Young Brynn Cartagena shows us how you do it when she steps out for her winning routine in the Magnolia Open Ice Skating Competition.
Before Brynn heads out you can see that she’s a little bit nervous, as anyone would be before competing on the slipperiest surface one can perform on. This was Brynn’s shot at competing after only 8 weeks of being on the ice!
With that in mind, Brynn’s whole routine is seriously impressive!
She heads out to the center of the ice, to strike her starting pose.
Despite the flicker of nerves we could perceive at the very beginning, Brynn seems to get out there with admirable confidence. Even though at this point of her performance we haven’t seen any of her skills yet, we can already tell that she loves figure skating. She’s brimming with enthusiasm, and it’s clear that there’s nowhere she’d rather be.
Then it’s all show-time!
As the song comes on, Brynn begins to skate. Her performance song is of course the only song you’d expect to see someone figure skate to…”Muffin Man!” Ok I doubt you’d expect to see Michelle Kwan doing what she does best to “Old McDonald”, but this song works for young Brynn.
I can hardly stay upright on ice, but Brynn is pulling out her moves!
Watching this, you feel equal parts impressed and nervous that such a young skater should be one stride away from falling over! That moment never comes though, and slowly that feeling is just replaced with awe for this adorable yet impressive young competitor.
Brynn can spin, that’s how you win!
Granted she’s not turning into the Tasmanian Devil, but once again, doing this on ice is seriously more difficult (and scary) that it looks. She zooms back and forth on the ice with admirable gusto. She seems proud of herself and how it’s going. She was born for this!
Eventually, Brynn wraps up her routine and returns to center-stage to return to her toes-up-pose.
The huge smile on her face is all you need to know that Brynn is having the time of her life out there on the ice. She knows she did well, and it seems she has a natural talent. And if this is what she can do after only 8 weeks, imagine what she’ll be capable of in the future!
Watch the full video below to experience Brynn’s eager talent!
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