19-Year-Old Figure Skates to Irish Riverdance, Audience Goes Wild

Stop everything you’re doing right now and prepare to be amazed by the jaw-dropping performance of a young figure skater! Meet Jason Brown—a 19-year-old U.S. national champion from Chicago. He got started with figure skating lessons when he was five years old and has enjoyed it since then.

While he hasn’t undergone any special training, his coach, Kori Ade, has definitely taught him well with incredible skating, spins, jumps, and footwork. Kori even went a step forward and taught him essential life lessons on being a quality human being.

After graduating from high school, he then moved to Colorado Springs with his parents and has started preparing for the Olympics in Sochi. Even his coach and choreographer moved there to support him and continue his training at the famous Colorado Sports Center. But first, he had to compete in the US Figure Skating Championships in Boston. He has then been pushing his boundaries ever since.

Jason noted that he wanted to create something incredibly special; something that challenges him to be better as a figure skater and a performer. Of which he did! His choreographer suggested a Riverdance-style routine for him to perform on and, mind you, he didn’t just pull it off. He made the crowd go crazy!

He gave everyone a show that we’ll never forget- a memorable performance in the history of figure skating. This routine in Riverdance style has catapulted him into international fame and even earned him a spot on the U.S. Olympic Figure Skating team! For those who aren’t very familiar with figure skating and Irish Riverdance, both are distinctive artforms in their own ways.


Watch the video of the performance here:

Figure skating is a sport that showcases graceful and elegant routines and gravity-defying jumps. Riverdance, on the other hand, is a traditional Irish step-dancing wherein the dancers’ feet move ever so fast it’s almost hard for the eyes to keep up. Both require superfit and athletic artists for them to work out. And a combination of these complex styles requires a different level of challenge and discipline for our star, Jason.

Watch his gobsmacking performance below and be amazed by his strength and grace.

Unfortunately, Jason has suffered some injuries since his Olympic performance including a 2016 back injury and a right fibula stress fracture. While this has somehow slowed his career, this didn’t stop him from being in third place in nationals and even earn a spot in the 2017 World Championships. And according to NBC Sports, he may also be competing in the 2022 Olympics. If this doesn’t get you pumped for the event, I don’t know what will.

Featured image via embedded YouTube video.