Figure skating has its roots in the Netherlands during the Middle Ages, where it began to develop as an activity. Like many other cultural exchanges, it was introduced to other regions by Peter the Great.

By the end of the 19th century, figure skating had gained official recognition as a sport.

Olympic Skater 'Riverdance's' On Ice, Brings Entire Stadium To Their Feet

In the present day, figure skating boasts a massive following with millions of fans worldwide. However, only a select few masters in the sport become widely recognized, even among those who may not typically enjoy it.

One such standout moment occurred in 2014 when Jason Brown, a US champion, gained fame on YouTube for his performance of an Irish dance routine. Inspired by the Riverdance show, Brown captivated audiences with his rendition of the reel dance that had inspired him for years.