19-year-old Ivett Tóth, representing Hungary, brought the rock — the hard rock! She skated to AC/DC, and metalheads around the world were nodding their heads so hard that they were, in fact, banging their heads to her routine.
Wearing a leather top and appropriately decked out in black, the Hungarian skater hit the ice to AC/DC’s “Back In Black” and “Thunderstruck” during the Ladies’ Short program.
The performance rocked and earned Toth a score of 53.22, good enough for a season best though well out of medal contention.
A rule change from skating’s governing body has opened up the program at the Gangneung Ice Arena for a range of rock and pop soundtracks. Songs from Lorde, Imagine Dragons, Snow Patrol, Christina Aguilera, Adele, David Bowie and even Pink Floyd have accompanied routines so far. AC/DC has now soundtracked a ladies’ figure skating routine.