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Mom Helps Toddler Onto Rink, Then Tiny Skater Blows The Crowd Away With Her Moves

by Caralynn Lippo
Caralynn is a writer, native New Yorker, TV enthusiast, and dog mom to Hobbes.

I absolutely love to watch figure skating competitions. Watching professional skaters glide across the ice so smoothly (and seemingly easily) is absolutely mesmerizing. Every four years, I’m glued to my couch watching the figure skaters at the Winter Olympics.

But one tiny ice skater is already showing professional level skills — and she’s just a toddler!

In a two-minute video recently shared on Facebook, a very small little girl steps onto an ice rink. While some little kids might be uneasy on the slippery surface, this tot doesn’t have a care in the world as her mom gently helps her step onto the ice. As soon as her skates touch the ice, she’s off!

Wearing a tiny red outfit, the little girl pushes off. She gains speed and launches into a surprisingly skilled routine. She shows off turns, spins, leg lifts, and even jumps.

There’s no doubt that the girl’s ice skating moves are impressive. As of the time of publishing, the clip has been viewed over 1.3 million times.

According to Ruptly, the talented tiny ice skater is Riana Kadyrova, and this clip is from her adorable performance in 2013. At the time of the competition, Riana was just 2 1/2 years old.

Check out Riana’s routine below!

If you’re impressed by the little figure skater’s skills, please SHARE this video on Facebook!

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