Skiing ballet is quite a strange subject. Then even most of us don’t even know it existed. This sport combines a lot of elements, mainly freestyle skiing skills and enough of the jump, rotation and many dangerous movements. Put simply, ballet skiing is ballet dancing on the snow thanks to skis, plus musical elements.
Figure skating, speed skating is one of the popular winter sports and attracts a lot of followers. However, before, there was another interesting sport: ballet in the snow.
Skiing was described as a “performance sport” at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada. However, it was not very well received by the audience.
After another disappointing appearance at the 1992 Olympics, it was removed from the list of Olympic sports. By 2000, skiing ballet was almost completely forgotten.
Thanks to NBC Olympics, the world has been able to admire the impressive performances of the ski ballet. Ballet skiing is a very complex sport with many difficult movements. Before participating in this sport, athletes must have a certain level of skiing.
According to an article on Grantland in 2015, music is not part of ballet skiing. It appeared until athlete Suzy Chaffee suggested adding it to the performance in the 70s. Since then, the dance element is more interested in ballet skiing.
Ski categories such as aerials, halfpipe, moguls, ski cross, slopestyle will continue to be featured at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games.
Ski ballet was renamed “acroski”. Acrobatic ski – acrobatic skiing. This is one of the last efforts to help Olympic receive this subject. However it was unsuccessful.
Canadian skier Chris Simboli successfully performed the legendary moonwalk of Michael Jackson. And he surprised the witnesses. Unfortunately, at that time, everything was difficult to “viral” as it is now.