After five medal events and 11 days of competition at the Gangneung Ice Arena, the Figure Skating events at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games come to an end with the Exhibition Gala. It is the last chance for the invited skaters to glide on Olympic ice, something very dear to their heart.
The event will take place on Sunday, February 25th at 09:30 local time. The skaters that will participate at this sold out event are:
Men Single Skating
Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) Gold Medalist
Shoma Uno (JPN) Silver Medalist
Javier Fernandez (ESP) Bronze Medalist
Jun Huan Cha (KOR)
Boyang Jin (CHN)
Misha Ge (UZB)
Ladies Single Skating
Alina Zagitova (OAR) Gold Medalist
Evgenia Medvedeva (OAR) Silver Medalist
Kaetlyn Osmond (CAN) Bronze Medalist
Satoko Miyahara (JPN)
Dabin Choi (KOR)
Aljona Savchenko / Bruno Massot (GER) Gold Medalists
Wenjing Sui / Cong Han (CHN) Silver Medalists
Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford (CAN) Bronze Medalists
Tae Ok Ryom / Ju Sik Kim (PRK)
Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir (CAN) Gold Medalists
Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) Silver Medalists
Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani (USA) Bronze Medalists
Skaters have an Exhibition number that they train for this osccasion. Performances can be quite varied, ranging from comedy to drama and can include the use of props or guest apperances and other surprises.
An exciting opening and closing number are rehearsed and orchestrated with the help of a choreographer. The Exhibition Gala includes the creative use of lights and is a great opportunity for the skaters to show their skills in a non-competitive environment. It is also the last chance for the audience to enjoy Figure Skating before the skaters bid farewell to the Republc of Korea.