Michelle Kwan is a world class athlete. She is a two-time Olympic medalist, a five-time World champion and a nine-time U.S. champion but up until recently she had never skated a frozen lake. She recently teamed up with filmmaker Jay Christensen after seeing a video of a skater on a lake on his channel. She messaged him to see if she could do a similar video and the result is nothing short of breathtaking. Check out the mini-movie below and keep scrolling for some behind the scenes shots.
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I can check one thing off my bucket list in 2020 – skating outdoors on a frozen lake!! Hard to believe that I’ve never done this before – it’s really any skaters dreams 🌟 I stumbled upon @jaybyrdfilms video of a skater gliding on a beautiful lake. I randomly dropped a note to get more details and find out where it was filmed (to be honest, I really just wondered how they were sure the ice was thick enough so they didn’t fall through 😱). I have to say how serendipitous this came together. I was going to Iowa that week for work and stopped through MN to say hello to a friend. It just so happened that White Bear Lake was only a short drive from my friend’s house! Thank you @jaybyrdfilms and crew for making this special moment happen (below freezing and shot in a few minutes 🥶) and capturing it perfectly with the coolest drone footage ever! An epic experience that will forever be frozen in memory!