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We're not sure what compels someone to strap on some skates and bomb downhill in an all out slippery race to break their own tailbones, but it sure is thrilling to watch. Here's a compilation of falls, fails, and action from the scary-looking, action-packed sport of competitive downhill ice skating.

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21 Terrific Mugs of Figure Skating

They are just so graceful. It's that time again and boy are we ready to see what centrifugal force can do to a face. 

funny pics of ice skaters mid skating
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In the opening ceremony of the 2016 US Synchronized Skating Championships, ice skaters Dean Copely and Tim McKernan dressed up as Chazz Michael Michaels and Jimmy MacElroy, two characters from the movie "Blades of Glory". They performed a version of the film's 'Fire and Ice' routine. 

You can watch the routine from a better angle in this video from the network taping the routine:


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And just for comparison, here's the routine from the 2007 movie, 'Blades of Glory':

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Nothing says Christmas like skating on a frozen lake while chugging booze and operating a chainsaw, right?