Favorite Music for Ice Skating

Popular Figure Skating Music

There are certain pieces of music that are the favorites of figure skaters and ice skating fans.  Below is a list of some of the favorites.  Almost every piece of music listed below will be heard at an ice skating event.

Recommended Figure Skating Albums:

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George Gershwin's Music

Ice Skating
Ice Skating. Vision/Panzariell / Collection:Photodisc Collection / Getty Images

Music composed by George Gershwin is very popular among ice skaters. American in Paris and Rhapsody in Blue are top favorites. Skaters that perform to George Gershwin's songs look like they are dancing and smiling on the ice. Buy from Amazon »

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The Nutcracker

Ballet on Ice
Ballet on Ice. Daniel Berehulak / Stringer / Getty Images AsiaPac Collection / Getty Images

Music from "The Nutcracker" has been skated to by ice skaters of all ages and levels. It is appropriate to skate to music from the Nutcracker at any time of year, and almost every song from the Nutcracker ballet is fun to skate to. Buy from Amazon »

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The Sound of Music

A Figure Skater Skates to Music
A Figure Skater Skates to Music. technotr / E+ Collection / Getty Images

Music from "The Sound of Music" soundtrack has been used ever since the movie was produced in the early 1960s.  Do-Re-Mi is easy to skate to! Buy from Amazon »

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Ravel's Bolero

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean
Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. Clive Brunskill - Getty Images

Ravel's Bolero was made popular by 1984 Olympic Ice Dance Champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.  The nine perfect 6.0 scores that they earned after skating to that music will always be remembered.

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Disney Music

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Music from any Disney musical is very popular among ice skaters of all ages.  Every time a skater or parent enters an ice rink, he or she may hear music from popular Disney musical films playing in the background.  After the Disney film Frozen became popular in 2014, it seemed as if every little girls wanted to skate to "Let It Go!" Buy from Amazon »

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Swan Lake

Kitty and Peter Carruthers Do a Swan Lift at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games
Kitty and Peter Carruthers Do a Swan Lift at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. Photo by Tony Duffy - Getty Images

The music from Swan Lake is very popular among women figure skaters.  It was said that Olympic figure skating bronze medalist Janet Lynn's skating was as beautfiul as a swan.  She and others made skating to Swan Lake popular. Buy from Amazon »

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Fiddler on the Roof

Ice Dancing to Fiddler on the Roof
Ice Dancing to Fiddler on the Roof. Schneider-Farris Personal Photo

Songs from the musical Fiddler on the Roof are top favorites among figure skaters. The song, "If I Were A Rich Man," is quite popular. Several pair skaters and ice dancers throughout figure skating history have skated to programs from Fiddler on the Roof. Buy from Amazon »

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Star Wars

Rene Inoue and John Baldwin Do a Star Lift
Rene Inoue and John Baldwin Do a Star Lift. Photo by Matthew Stockman - Getty Images

It seems like every little boy who ice skates will skate to Star Wars at least once in his skating career.  Boys especially like doing artistic skating programs with the Star Wars theme, but some figure skaters enjoy using the music from Star Wars in their short programs or free skate programs. Buy from Amazon »

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Beethoven

Kurt Browning - World and Canadian Figure Skating Champion Kurt Browning
Kurt Browning - World and Canadian Figure Skating Champion Kurt Browning. Photo by Shaun Botterill - Getty Images

During every figure skating competition season, skaters everywhere will be seen competing to Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata."  Figure skaters have also skated to tunes composed by Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Phantom of the Opera

Tara Lipinski - 1998 Olympic Figure Skating Champion
Tara Lipinski - 1998 Olympic Figure Skating Champion. Photo by Clive Brunskill - Getty Images

In recent years the music from the Phantom of the Opera is popular among all figure skaters.  Other Broadway show music is heard at most figure skating competitions and events. Buy from Amazon »