See the Best Figure Skating Gala Performances – NBC Chicago
Team USA star figure skater Nathan Chen returned to the ice at the 2022 Winter Olympics for one last performance and impressed in a whole new way.
Vincent Zhou returned to Olympic ice, Anna Shcherbakova returned for an angelic final skate, figure skating legend Yuzuru Hanyu thrilled the crowd with another stunning performance, Aleksandra Trusova followed up her silver medal with a skate Wonder Woman themed.
The figure skating portion of the 2022 Winter Olympics wrapped up Saturday night with the Beijing Exhibition Gala. The event is traditionally a fan favorite, as some of the top performers take to the ice without medals at stake, allowing them to perform in ways never before seen at the Winter Games.
He introduced the 18 medal-winning athletes in the sport throughout the three-week competition and provided a final performance for these decorated athletes to excel in their craft.
This year’s final performances included ice stunts, themed performances and more.
Check out some of the biggest highlights below:
Nathan Chen performs backflips to final performance
Chen, the men’s individual skating gold medalist, took to the ice for the last time in Beijing and he didn’t fail to impress the world. The 22-year-old medalist skated on “Caravan” by Fanfare Ciocarla and proved himself once again on the Ice Ribbon.
During his three-minute repertoire, Chen landed a backflip to tie his routine together nicely.
It was a fantastic end to Chen’s first Olympic performance, where he clinched gold in the men’s singles and broke the record for the highest score in the short program.
Vincent Zhou returns to Olympic ice
Vincent Zhou made his return to Olympic ice at the figure skating exhibition gala on Saturday night.
The American figure skater opened the event by skating to “Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles.
Zhou was forced to withdraw from the men’s individual event after testing positive for COVID-19.
Angelic Skate by Anna Shcherbakova
Women’s singles gold medalist Anna Shcherbakova capped off her memorable 2022 Winter Olympics with a graceful skate at the Olympic Gala.
Nicole Della Monica and Matteo Guarise bring Rocky to the ice in a must-see performance
Italian figure skating duo Nicole Della Monica and Matteo Guarise brought Rocky to the ice as part of a must-attend Olympic exhibition gala program.
Yuzuru Hanyu rocks the crowd with her final performance
Figure skating icon Yuzuru Hanyu thrilled the gala crowd on the final night of the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Aleksandra Trusova steals the show as Wonder Woman
Russian figure skater Aleksandra Trusova followed up her silver medal in women’s figure skating with an epic Wonder Woman-themed performance at the exhibition gala.
Morisi Kvitelashvili impresses as genius of Aladdin
Georgian figure skater Morisi Kvitelashvili completed his Olympic debut by performing an exhibition routine as Genie from Aladdin.