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Young ice skater earns praised for emotional performance to ‘Hallelujah’
It's not every day you see something so original. What a creative performance.
Marilyn Caylor
08.30.21

There is nothing more incredible to watch than a beautifully flawless routine on ice.

The skater gliding into jumps, twists, and spins as they carve out the pattern of their dance on the ice to equally beautiful music is just something you have to experience first hand.

To witness a mastered routine is simply a grand thing to see.

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And what’s great about the sport is that you don’t have to be an adult to get in on the action.

There are young ice skaters from all over the globe that have already mastered the ability to stun crowds with their amazing routines.

Take Veronica Zhilina for example.

At only 10 years old, Veronica skates at the level of someone who is three times her age.

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She is from Moscow, Russia, and seems to be in her element when she is performing on the ice in front of large crowds.

Veronica showcases an emotionally thrilling routine to the song, “Hallelujah.”

To start, Veronica stands in the middle of the ice, waiting for the music to start.

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With the intro of the song comes the revelation of what she holds in her hands. A light.

She raises it to the sky with arms outstretched.

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Then she drops an arm, spins around, and shows it to the crowd behind her.

When she does, something beautiful takes place.

The rest of the crowd has lights as well and when she shines her light at them, they shine their lights right back at her.

The lights wave back and forth in the dark arena, setting the stage for an emotionally charged and heartfelt routine.

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Veronica places the light on the ice and skates away from it as the lyrics of the song start to be sung.

She begins her routine with swinging arms and smooth spins as she glides over the ice.

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It doesn’t take Veronica long to wow the crowd with some displays of her incredible balance and flexibility.

She raises a leg up to her head and pulls it in tight.

Now, she is skating on one foot, while doing the vertical splits. The crowd shows their approval by breaking out into applause.

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But Veronica has much more in store for the audience than displays of flexibility.

She quickly moves into the first of many technical moves that involve her spinning around at high speeds while in the air.

Veronica picks up speed and launches herself into the air.

She tucks herself into a tight coil and spins so fast that you can’t even tell how many rotations she does before landing gracefully back onto the ice.

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After landing, Veronica maintains her speed and glides around the ice rink.

She moves her body to the rhythm of the song to add stunning visuals to an already beautiful song.

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Veronica then leaps into the air and spins quickly and gracefully, just like before.

The crowd bursts out in applause once again.

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As her routine comes to an end, Veronica makes her way back to the center of the ice where she has left the light from the beginning of the routine.

She picks up the light and spins with it, moving her entire body into various positions.

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She comes out of the tight spin and raises the light into the air.

She ends her routine the same way that it started.

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See the routine that skated Veronica into the hearts of millions in the video below!

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By Marilyn Caylor
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Marilyn Caylor is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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