NHL Hockey Player Learns To Figure Skate

Can a hockey player figure skate? Or - the better question - can he figure skate well?

I'm sure the question has probably crossed your mind at some point.

Well, a figure skater is putting a hockey player to the test to settle the matter once and for all. And who better than US Olympians and real-life couple, Kristi Yamaguchi and Bret Hedican?

For those of you born after '93 who are unfamiliar with Yamaguchi and Hedican... history lesson time!


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Before winning the mirror ball with Dancing With The Stars in 2008, Kristi Yamaguchi was known for winning World Championships in a different sport.

The iconic figure skater won the gold medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, becoming the first ever Asian American woman to win a gold medal in the Olympics - in any sport.


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Meanwhile, Yamaguchi's husband is a legend in his own right.

Bret Hedican's hockey career spanned 18 years and over 1,000 games, with the 2-time Olympian winning the Stanley Cup in 2006.

Needless to say, this is one decorated couple. #couplegoals

So how did Hedican do?

Check out the video below as Yamaguchi teaches him to do an Arabesque, Waltz Jump, and Two-Foot Spin!


 
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