Awesome Ice Skating

Drone Chases Ice Skater

Drone Chases Ice Skater

Photographer Brandon Rieck of Wanderlust Imagery captured this glorious FPV footage by flying his drone along the top of an ore dock in Marquette, Michigan, then diving down to follow a hockey player skating on the ice below. The transition from above to below is buttery smooth. (Thanks Craig!)

Figure Skating to Metallica

Figure Skating to Metallica

When you think of figure skating, Metallica isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But Team USA ice dancers Oona and Gage Brown dispel that notion with this exceptionally precise performance choreographed to Nothing Else Matters, combining Metallica’s original metal ballad with a cover version by Marlisa.

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Ghost Rider on a Zamboni

Ghost Rider on a Zamboni

We always thought that Ghost Rider preferred motorcycles, but apparently, he also can operate a Zamboni. Watch in amazement as this driver calmly drives his ice smoothing machine across the ice and out of the rink after it somehow caught on fire at Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex.

Straatsen: Winter 2016

Straatsen: Winter 2016

Holland recently coined the term “straatsen” – a mashup of “straat” (street), and “schaatsen” (skating) – after ice covered the country’s roads, making them impassable. TasteLikePizza compiled this video of residents turning their frozen lemons into frozen lemonade.

Chainsaw Ice Skating

Chainsaw Ice Skating

We can think of not many ideas more insane than pulling yourself along the surface of a frozen lake using the tip of a working chainsaw as your propulsion. But that didn’t stop skier Erik Sunnerheim from giving it a try anyhow.

Red Bull Freeze 2014

Red Bull Freeze 2014

Passing by a cold, empty skate park can be so sad. It’s nice to see that Red Bull once again got some midwinter use out of one by blanketing it in ice and giving ice cross racers a chance to compete in a skill and style competition.

Ice Skating Shelters

Ice Skating Shelters

Patkau Architects created this group of temporary skating shelters huddled together by a skating trail along a frozen river in Winnipeg, which include a timber frame, plywood floor and seating inside.

On Thin Ice

On Thin Ice

Ever heard the expression “crazy from the heat?” The opposite rings true in this video, filled with luscious natural light in Norway. The first oh-no-he-didn’t moment is at :31. (Thanks PistolPete!)

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