• There's a whole lot more to figure skating than just sequins. (Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
What's more exhilarating than watching people throw themselves mercilessly around on ice, while wearing blades on their feet, in glam costumes?
Mikey Nicholson

8 Apr 2016 - 5:30 PM  UPDATED 11 Apr 2016 - 11:48 AM

Let's be real, when you hear "figure skating" the first thing you think of is Will Ferrell's mildly successful pisstake Blades of Glory, right?

Or maybe this is more your jam... whatever it is.

Well there's a whole lot more to the world of figure skating than spandex and sequins (although there is still a lot of that too).

1. You won’t find a more majestic sport.

2. Or a more breathtaking one. 


3. The teamwork and symmetry is out of this world.

4. How do they even bend that way?


5. It boggles the mind.


6. These athletes can legit fly.


7. And often defy the laws of physics.


8. But also the glam as hell sequins are still pretty great.

Watch the World Figure Skating Championships on SBS On Demand.