There’s geeking out, and then there’s Lin-Manuel Miranda level joy. When Lin-Manuel Miranda loves something, he goes full heart-eyes emoji, tweeting from dawn until dusk and genuinely enjoying every moment. It’s a love many aspire to, but few receive. So, when Lin tweeted back in 2015 that he’s eagerly awaiting Hamilton figure skating programs, figure skating fans everywhere were determined to deliver. And after meticulously pouring over the Hamilton figure skating programs available on the internet, we’re proud to present the definitive guide to Hamilton figure skating programs. We hope Lin-Manuel Miranda would agree.
(Source: FigureSkatingHarlem on YouTube)
Harlem Ice skating to “Schuyler Sisters” and “Non-Stop” (2017)
The Harlem Ice Synchronized Skating team is a program of Figure Skating in Harlem, the only organization in the United States that combines the power of education with the athleticism and artistic discipline of figure skating, specifically for young girls of color. The team is composed of girls ages 7 to 18 and all team members must maintain a B+ average in order to compete. This video is from Harlem Ice’s performance at the Connecticut Classic in February 2017. The team won the gold medal for their Hamilton program.
(Source: gwyneko on YouTube)
Gwyn Moore skating to “Burn” (2017)
Gwyn caught our attention when she posted her heart wrenching performance of “Burn” to her Twitter feed, tagging Lin-Manuel Miranda in the process. The performance, filmed at a showcase in Los Angeles, is beautifully executed and wonderfully acted and we could gush about it forever. But it’s almost impossible to top Lin’s reaction.
I'll say it again:
I AM READY AND WAITING FOR ALL YOUR HAMILTON SKATING ROUTINES.
Get your BEST LIFE GWYNE! Thank you! https://t.co/g3RGE6LqTG
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) September 11, 2017
Right?! We’re rooting for many more Hamilton themed programs in Gwyn’s future and are secretly hoping she tackles “Satisfied” next.
(Source: sabine Westermeyer on YouTube)
Swan City Ice Skaters skating to “The Story of Tonight,” “Right Hand Man,” and “Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)”
The Swan City Ice Skaters from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, turned to a medley of Hamilton-narrated songs as they constructed their synchronized skating program. This team of sixteen young women clearly is clearly built on a foundation of trust. It would be impossible to skate as one if they didn’t all have each other’s back. This video is from the Foot of the Lake Synchronized Classic in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, in January 2017. The team received the bronze medal for their performance.
Jason Brown skating to “The Room Where It Happens” (2018)
Perhaps the most famous Hamilton skating program is Jason Brown’s short program to “The Room Where It Happens,” a performance he debuted at the Skate Canada Grand Prix in October. His program picked up a fan following in January of this year when he skated the same short performance in the US Nationals, securing a spot on Team USA in the 2018 Olympics. We know one person who will be cheering him on from home.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 5, 2018
How do you follow up Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tears of joy? You don’t. Other than to say Jason Brown isn’t just a fan of Hamilton. He also skated to “Waving Through a Window” from the musical Dear Evan Hansen last year. It’s incredible.
We’ll leave you with one last Lin-Manuel Miranda scored figure skating routine.
(Source: ISU Junior Grad Prix on YouTube)
Rino Kasakake skating to “I Am Moana” and the score from Moana (2017)
It’s not Hamilton, but if the chills we get from watching Rino Kasakake skate to “I Am Moana” in the Junior Grand Prix is any indication, we’re going to start seeing a healthy dose of Moana in women’s figure skating. Rino is just 16 years old and skates like the music is a part of her. Every moment of choreography feels like a celebration of her whole self, propelling the story forward with speed, precision, and artistry. We’ll be keeping an eye on her – and all other Moana figure skating programs.