Figure Skating is a winter event appearing in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games and Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. It relies on skills and speed.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
In the Wii version there are six songs to skate to, such as Swan Lake, Ave Maria, Fantaise Impromptu, the Nutcracker, and other classics. In Figure Skating, only the Wii Remote is used. The character that is picked will skate laps around the rink, and the player must shake the Wii Remote according to the arrows. For example, if there is a down arrow, the Wii remote should be shook in a slapping motion.
Nintendo DS Version
The Nintendo DS version of Figure Skating is a bit different from the Wii one. The player holds the stylus and drags the character where they wants it to go and then uses the stylus to perform spins and other tricks. There are three songs on the Nintendo DS version including Carmen, Die Fledermaus, and a song from the Nutcracker.
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
This event reappears in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The event is split into two events: Singles and Pairs. There are both five songs to choose: in the Singles, there is three classics, but also two songs from the Mario franchise and the Sonic series. In the Pairs, there is two classics, a folk song, a Mario song and a Sonic song. The Pairs, however, is played with a male and a female, and the spin is now called the Death Spiral, which involves the female moving in a circle while the male is crouching and holding the female's hands.