Super Mario Themed Figure Skating Routine Is Actually Pretty Cool (Video)

An elbow to the face is one way to make figure skating interesting.  Super Mario-themed routines is another.

Russia’s Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov provided us with a glimpse of the latter during the 2011 World Championships in Moscow earlier this week.  Tatiana is clearly playing the role of Mario here, but I am still trying to figure out which character Maxim is portraying in his blue stripped dress shirt.

He must be someone from Super Mario 64.

Hat Tip – [Deadspin]

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