Yuri!!! on Ice has really struck a cord with figure skaters! They can’t stop praising the series on social media – with the skating choreography getting top praise from some of the best skaters from around the world.
Tumblr user Seiyuna has compiled a master list of some of the world’s best figure skaters talking about Yuri!!! on Ice.
1. Evgeni Plushenko
Evgeni Plushenko is a Russian figure skater who happens to be one of the most accomplished skaters since 2000 (his four Olympic medals is tied for an all-time record). He’s also who fans theorize Viktor Nikiforov is based on!
2. Evgenia Medvedeva
Evgenia is a rising star in the world of figure skating. She is always posting about anime and skating on her Twitter account, but Yuri!!! on Ice seems to be her obsession.
3. Masato Kimura
Masato is a Japanese figure skater who has competed in the Nationals Championships, and he tweets about the series.
— テレビ朝日 フィギュアスケート (@figureskate5ch) October 30, 2016
4. Nobunari Oda
Nobunari is a retired figure skater who is best remembered as a four-time Grand Prix Final medalist. He has tweeted out that “Yuri!!! on Ice is amusing.”
ユーリ!!! on ICE めっちゃ面白い。
— 織田信成 nobunari oda (@nobutaro1001) October 20, 2016
5. Michael Christian Martinez
Michael is an up-and-coming figure skater from the Philippines, and was the only Filipino to participate in the Winter 2014 Olympics. He has tweeted videos of himself watching Yuri!!! on Ice.
— Michael Martinezマイケル (@MichaelOlympian) October 7, 2016
6. Johnny Weir
He is known for being a three-time U.S. National Champion. Johnny has retired from competitive skating, but he still designs costumes for other skaters and shows up to skate in non-competitive shows.
— Evgenia Medvedeva (@JannyMedvedeva) October 20, 2016
7. Tarah Kayne
Tarah and her partner Danny O’Shea won the 2016 U.S. National Championship as a pair. Tarah let her skating partner know that Yuri!!! on Ice trumps the New England Patriots on Sundays.
— Tarah Kayne (@TarahKayne) October 16, 2016
8. Kenji Miyamoto
Kenji is a retired figure skater is best remembered for being a two-time Japanese National Champion with his partner Rie Arikawa. He is the choreographer for Yuri!!! on Ice, which is why the skating segments look so good.
Have you seen other figure skaters mention Yuri!!! on Ice on social media?