The past couple of weeks temperatures dropped so much in Northern Europe that Dutch figure skater Linden van Bemmel was able to skate on Amsterdam’s frozen canals. How beautiful does that sound?
Amsterdam locals took advantage of the winter weather to skate on top of the frozen passages of the canals there, with varying degrees of success.
Linden van Bemmel dazzled everyone with an impromptu performance on the icy Amsterdam canals.
The performance was so amazing that it broke the internet while she hoped that the ice beneath her elegant pirouettes didn’t break. Van Bemmel was able to navigate her way gracefully til the end.
Another man even put himself at risk when the ice cracked, but the situation was resolved and, lacking points for the artistic note, the Dutchman compensated with courage when he decided to skate with his bare torso.
Scary moments as an Ice Skater ⛸ falls through a frozen Canal in Amsterdam.— Y⃟₴Y⃟₴•♥• (@YSA__O) February 16, 2021
Twenty-year-old Linden van Bemmel treated passers-by to a full skating show while wearing a stunning leotard on the Prinsengracht canal in the North Holland province.
Here’s a bit more of LINDEN VAN BEMMEL @bemmel_l, including a glimpse of her proud dad @NoelvanB. And a clearer view on the poor quality of the ice of the #Prinsengracht. Which makes her performance even more remarkable.— Thomas Schlijper (@schlijper) February 16, 2021
14.02.2021 13:21 #Amsterdam #figureskating #iceskating pic.twitter.com/zQo1ytbpSX
The spontaneous routine was captured entirely in a session by photographer Thomas Schlijper.
Linden has skated in various International Skating Union (ISU) competitions across Europe, including The Golden Bear in Zagreb and The Challenge Cup in Den Haag, and lastly, the Dragon Trophy 2020 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.