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Figure Skating vs Ice Hockey | Who Will be Best at the Other Sport? | Sports Swap Challenge

August 15, 2019

(SPORTS SWAP) I’m Herberts Vasiljevs,
Latvia, ice hockey. Herberts Vasiljevs! I love fast-paced hockey,
the challenge, the competition and when a goal is scored,
it’s unbelievable! (3-TIME OLYMPIAN, (TURIN 2006, VANCOUVER 2010,
SOCHI 2014) I’m Valentina Marchei and
I’m a figure skater from Italy. The good thing about our sport
is there are no copies. Being yourself,
we are all different. – Argh!
– Oh! I am the boss, OK? (SPORTS SWAP) (ICE HOCKEY/FIGURE SKATING) (FIGURE SKATING/ICE HOCKEY) Hi, Valentina. – Nice to meet you!
– Nice to meet you, too. What do you think is going
to be the toughest challenge for you in hockey? I think the eye-hand
coordination with the puck. I’m used to skating alone so
I don’t really handle anything. So that
is going to be challenging. I absolutely have no knowledge
about ice hockey. It’s the fastest team sport
on earth. The little Italian lady
will have a tough time! Oh, welcome! You look so pretty! What do you know
about figure skating? – They twist a lot?
– Spin! – Ah! They spin! It’s a spin!
– Yeah! They try to jump all the time. – Not try!
– They do the… This one!
I don’t know what it is. OK, nice, er, stretched leg! I am scared.
I’ve got no padding. I’m going to do some… I hate doing the turns
and the flips! And whatever else they do! (THE KIT) Ooh! Oh, my God! Ahh! Argh! So, these are the shin pads, protecting always against
pucks, sticks, everything. Then we have elbow pads
where you can elbow guys. Obviously we have gloves
and we have a helmet. (HELMET – THERMOPLASTIC OUTER
just a few sparkles, so you’re pretty lucky today. You need to carry
all those sparkles because if you don’t own
the dress, you’re no-one! The blade is a bit different
because yours is a bit thinner. Mine is a bit larger. Usually it’s 4mm mine,
and yours is about 3mm. You have toe picks now
and that’s the main thing. – You see?
– That’s pretty sharp! The stick, it’s one piece
and made out of carbon. The curve is different
with every player. My curve is like this. Yeah. It’s called
the pancake flipper. I’m going to show you. Oop-la! The puck. OK, you can feel it
a little bit. How does it feel? – How does it feel?
– It’s OK, I’ve got padding. It’s no problem.
It’s about 160-170 grams. It’s not very heavy. But the thing is
it’s very, very hard. We’re going to
put the real jersey on. You’re going to
look like a real hockey player. God! I feel like a lion
in a cage here. (THE WARM UP) It’s so important
to have inside edge and the outside edge. Just to warm up so you feel
comfortable on the ice. This is the basics
of everything. Like every jump, the entrance
of the spin, the cross-overs. Bravo! Outside, cross inside. Wow! (THE INITIATION) So we’re going to
go around the pylons, like one, two, three, four
pylons. Go around them to the goal. And then try to shoot
and score a goal. So put it on the ice. – Cool!
– So you saw how it’s done. – You were too strict with me!
– I’m not strict! – You are!
– Easy going. You can take your time. Go round, go round
and then try to shoot. You need a little work. It’s the puck thing.
The puck runs away. Is there like a motor inside
or something that it goes? It runs away by itself.
I can’t control it! That’s the difficult part,
just to tame the puck, just to have it under control all the time.
But everything else, she’ll get used to skating
and puck handling, but you need practice,
practice, practice! It’s like a dancer
on the ice rink. Very nice! So what about doing a challenge about one jump, one spin
and one spiral? (SPIN) (SPIRAL) He’s a kamikaze! (JUMP) You have to know
which foot is… when to jump from which side. So it’s really tough to do. Welcome to my world. (THE BASICS) Argh! That’s all I could… Oh!
You’re a hockey player now! First part will be skating
through the pylons with no puck. (BALANCE) And the second thing, you’re just going to push
the puck in front of you. (CONTROL) The third part is going to be
only stick handling. We’re going to here, go
through…and shoot! Yeah. OK. Stop it. Already jumped one. – Oof!
– It’s OK. So when do we get physical,
like I want to… Argh! Hit you! – Argh!
it’s not easy. It’s not an easy game.
This needs a lot of repeats. Let’s start with three turns. When you turn onto the inside,
you put your leg in the front. Oh, OK. OK, good. Ah, OK, better, better. Loosen your shoulders.
OK, good. You… No!
Loose them up! – I am loose!
– No, you’re not loose! You’re like this,
you have no neck! Show your neck. Good, nice. Oh!
Don’t start from bending. A good prince or ballerina, they open their foot, stretch their leg and bend. I am the boss, OK? Good. Perfecto! You almost looked pretty. So the only thing
SKATING) You have to look nice,
you have to look elegant. You have to be… You have to show off! Totally opposite to hockey! (THE CHALLENGE) So the hard part is over.
It’s just the easy part. Just repeat the challenge. (THREE ATTEMPTS (TO SCORE A GOAL) Ahhh! At least
try to go a little faster! Whoo! I totally respect after this
practice the hockey players because it’s so, so difficult
and really demanding and it’s that physical
that you have to be strong, that you have to be attentive. She improved speed wise, she
improved stick-handling wise. Even the shot was better so there’s a lot of confidence
that is involved in hockey and she improved a lot! It’s time to go back
to my natural world, the one of the princesses and
the sparkles and the toe picks! And no sticks! (PERFORM A ROUTINE (WITH ONE JUMP, ONE SPIN,
ONE SPIRAL) So show me what you have learnt
and show me your routine. Oh! Pretty prince! Woo-hoo! Good! For me it was the spinning
that was really tough. I can’t spin, I don’t know
how to do this. The little bit that I spun
that was already my world! We could see finally
a smoother part. There’s, like, something nice
inside of here. Inside, yeah. Inside! Very deep inside. (SHOWBOATING) Woo-hoo! I want to challenge you
to three different challenges. OK. One, who spins the longest. – I’m dizzy!
– Yay! One, pushing out
from the barrier on one foot. Who goes the furthest. And 50m sprint! – Yep!
– No! – Good job!
– Very nice. Thank you very much. (SPORTS SWAP)


  • Reply Natalie Indermuhle April 22, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    The way she said, “And no sticks!” Reminded me of Edna’s “No capes!” from the Incredibles 🙂

  • Reply Greta Schmidt April 22, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Kölner Haie❤❤

  • Reply MrCorvusC April 23, 2019 at 1:13 am

    Those two definitely had some fun chemistry going. Also, was hilarious to see them look like they've both stepped first time on ice.

  • Reply drake. April 23, 2019 at 6:42 am

    So many cringey shippers in the comments…

  • Reply Elizabeth April 24, 2019 at 6:37 am

    imagine your OTP

  • Reply Quell Dieu April 24, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    have they done tennis and table tennis?

  • Reply Matthew Williams April 25, 2019 at 12:08 am

    I do both of these…I learned them at the same time while very young so I didnt really realize how weird it would be for these two to be in the others skates

  • Reply Joshua Stefano Baguio April 25, 2019 at 1:14 am

    they smashed for sure

  • Reply Sam Fisher April 25, 2019 at 4:37 am

    The sexual tension here is palpable

  • Reply Guntis Andersons April 26, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Part about him being Latvia's hockey player is questionable,

  • Reply Dominik Imrich April 27, 2019 at 11:46 am

    What is the name of song in background in 6:10 – 6:57 ?

  • Reply Beau Marie April 27, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    they even have the same birthday 🙁 !!

  • Reply Diane Berg April 28, 2019 at 4:26 am

    They def banged afterwards

  • Reply Ashley Barlow April 28, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    I ship theeeeeeem!!!

  • Reply Elaina Kosmidis April 29, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    They’re both terrible at the other sport. 👎🤣Initially, before the clip commenced, I thought that the figure skater would be better at hockey 🏒 (versus, the hockey player being better at figure skating). I GUESSED WRONG BECAUSE BOTH WERE TERRIBLE: BUT, HAD THEY BEEN ABLE TO KEEP ON THEIR OWN SKATES IT WOULD HAVE TURNED OUT DIFFERENTLY FOR BOTH OF THEM.

  • Reply Dei De May 2, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    whats the music the first minutes? I like the beat 🙂

  • Reply DJKhaleds Haircut May 3, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    "She improved speed-wise, she improved stick-handling wise"

  • Reply Rafi Jk May 5, 2019 at 12:52 am

    I'm late to this but my ship just arrived

  • Reply Fly Beep May 5, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    I bet Americans and Canadians aren't used to European directness. Especially Italians, Spanish and Dutch are like that.

  • Reply Unknown User May 6, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Cool vid cause I've always wondered about figure skaters vs hockey players. But be careful about who you're shipping. They're real people with real feelings, strangers shipping them might be awkward.

  • Reply David DeMar May 8, 2019 at 5:14 am

    Great 1st date. I'm sure he picked up the check (corny hockey joke). Anyway this was wonderful ❤💏

  • Reply Special k May 10, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    He definitely fucked

  • Reply Nahb0iiASMR May 10, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    I ship them so hard !

  • Reply roguishpaladin May 11, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    10:29 I was surprised to see him have difficulty with that one. Transferring weight from inside to outside edge on one foot to keep going is a hockey drill too. SPEEDSKATERS are the ones who should have trouble with that one.

  • Reply Dinkelstein Kerman May 13, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    This was nice

  • Reply Havier trumeus May 14, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    figure skating isn't a sport…. just because its physical activity doesn't make it sport lol. its a game, since you only utilize one primary muscle group.

  • Reply Gabriel Fonseca May 14, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    They make a cute couple

  • Reply Cass May 15, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Lol I'm a natinol hockey player and I'm almost 11

  • Reply Norsk Respawnables Gameplay And More May 15, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Ice hocley isn't the world fastest team sport. Bandy is

  • Reply red weene May 16, 2019 at 5:10 am

    I was waiting for my girl Vale to drop the gloves

  • Reply Angela Hsiao May 16, 2019 at 5:46 am

    You never realize how hard something is until you see a beginner compared to an expert

  • Reply Dj Sickbeatz May 17, 2019 at 4:40 am

    Lil miss Italy could get it, yah mean?

  • Reply Camilo Melendez May 17, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    She cracks me up.

  • Reply Nicholas Vanlierde May 19, 2019 at 12:02 am

    He isn't very good at hockey either

  • Reply Locke Pinder May 19, 2019 at 12:28 am

    Good god the sexual tension is unbearable!

  • Reply Xcaliburz Storm May 19, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    if they start dating my god image what their kids can do one can do hockey and one dancing

  • Reply Veronsa Custard May 20, 2019 at 5:07 am

    It’s made of carbon? Isn’t everything?

  • Reply superblahmanofdoom May 20, 2019 at 10:02 am

    7:34 OKay uh, if that is not a confirmed relationship, I dunno.

  • Reply Cif ! May 20, 2019 at 11:59 am

    This guy would be a great figure skater!

  • Reply Eugene Flores May 20, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    Lady : Puck Runs Away
    Puck : Puck You!

  • Reply Jakub Krobot May 21, 2019 at 2:44 am

    Get a room ..

  • Reply NecumNaTo May 21, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    What a romantic date

  • Reply cjeam May 22, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    “The curve is different with every player. My curve is like this.”


  • Reply fuck google+ May 23, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    2nd part with boarding, corner work and faceoff fighting.

  • Reply Sahre May 24, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    The guy was really good!

  • Reply Rebecca Lotto May 24, 2019 at 9:08 pm


  • Reply Shaun Kirby May 25, 2019 at 5:23 am

    Cute couple 🤔

  • Reply DeepInYourLady May 25, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    They were born on the same day…

  • Reply disadadi May 26, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    It's funny she can't even skate properly with those.

  • Reply Pablo Izurieta May 28, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Someone already made a film about this. "The Cutting Edge".

  • Reply scheisstag May 28, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    Before watching, I thought, that she would win: because for figure skating you need to master basic skating and than take it to master level to look elegant. And basic skating is already enough to master basic hockey and focus on the stick handling. But she had lots of problems with the curved ice hockey blades.
    In between he was doing a lot better. In the end it was a tie with slight advantiges for him I would say.

  • Reply Gloria Li May 29, 2019 at 3:30 am

    I’ve always wondered this so tyyy

  • Reply Wyn Neal May 30, 2019 at 8:46 am

    At 8:42 though. So cute.

  • Reply Ang Su May 31, 2019 at 7:10 am

    i am loose

  • Reply Ernest Hemingway June 2, 2019 at 8:54 am

    What the heck is everybody saying "Ship it" for? What does that mean?

  • Reply Pibly June 4, 2019 at 1:09 am

    Herberts can actually do the basics of skating.

  • Reply Pibly June 4, 2019 at 1:10 am

    I loved this!

  • Reply n city June 6, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    mom and dad you look so great here

  • Reply Mohammed Dean June 12, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    They acting like a married couple 😂😂 it’s cute

  • Reply Kazi Afifa Ahmed June 13, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Kiss kiss…
    Hahaha I ship them

  • Reply Marko Anthonio June 14, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Wtp what the puck

  • Reply yesisora June 15, 2019 at 5:13 am

    Se ven tan bien juntos, que pensé que eran pareja…. ✨💕

  • Reply My_Fat_Octopus June 21, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    99% Omg they should get together!!


  • Reply Gwyneth Parker June 25, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    I ship it

  • Reply Kenneth Ho June 27, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    it's funny how she is in her element yet she falls for a different sport

  • Reply Paul J. Morton June 27, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Woman as student: You're too strict!
    Woman as teacher: I am the boss now.

  • Reply Henry R June 28, 2019 at 4:53 am

    I think if this video was any longer it would have to be uploaded to PornHub.

  • Reply Luna Cherry June 28, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Imagine being that good looking and talent

  • Reply HotSauceLeadFree June 28, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    omg Latvija ahah yaaaas

  • Reply mary smith June 29, 2019 at 9:12 am

    yooo do field hockey and ice hockey

  • Reply Waddup Broskis! June 29, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Valentina's gonna be the Alpha in the relationship

  • Reply Domenico Cavo June 30, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Why isn't she even able to regular skate on ice skates?

  • Reply sophie bautista July 1, 2019 at 9:00 pm


  • Reply sophie bautista July 1, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    6:50 the way he looks at her 😍😍😍

  • Reply sophie bautista July 1, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    8:40 AAAAHHHH 🥰🥰😍🤩🤩🤩

  • Reply Laran Jinha July 2, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Patricinha e o ogro. 😉

  • Reply Casey Hauck July 2, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    All I can think of is the klance fic "On Thin Ice"

  • Reply BroadStreetBully24 July 3, 2019 at 1:21 am

    Basically its much easier for hockey players to transition to fingure skating the emphasis on skating is HUGE especially the youngsters coming up, guys just don't do it because the masculinity of it…

  • Reply Andrew Faber July 3, 2019 at 9:56 am

    They didn't end the video with an answer to the question they posed at the start. Hockey players make better figure skaters than figure skaters make hockey players. I encourage watching .25 speed of Valentina's "goal". Regardless, good fun.

  • Reply Ariel Hicks July 4, 2019 at 5:52 am

    Okay but like the flirting was hardcore

  • Reply timlamiam July 6, 2019 at 1:49 am

    That guy's teammates will make him never forget this video

  • Reply kenjie guillar July 11, 2019 at 11:15 am

    just here to ask if there's an update on their relationship….

  • Reply County man 3484 July 18, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    They totally bonded after this.

  • Reply Brenda Ramirez July 21, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Are they married yet?

  • Reply sunidhi narula July 24, 2019 at 9:45 am

    When he hugged her and they both were laying on the ice😍😍

  • Reply shahed Shtiwe July 24, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Is anyone else shipping

  • Reply paprika LV July 26, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    Spied like ja esi no latvijas

  • Reply Just Kiyomi July 27, 2019 at 10:57 am

    And this is why I'm going to stay in ice hockey and not figure skating ^^

  • Reply icykickflip July 28, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    They're boning now

  • Reply Muneeb Moin July 28, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    I wonder if the "no sticks" part near the end was a double entendre

  • Reply Maisie Owen July 29, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Figure skating vs artistic roller skating?

  • Reply kamilla kam July 30, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Ice hockey

  • Reply Timothy Perdue August 3, 2019 at 11:05 am

    That gurl is a c–….

  • Reply Langston Duncan August 5, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    They should do swimming vs diving

  • Reply 111homell11 1 August 6, 2019 at 8:01 am

    i figure skate but i joined my school hockey team as goalie (they needed one more player). I remember the nightmare that is adjusting to hockey/goalie skates lmao

  • Reply staffattorney August 6, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Very fuckable lady

  • Reply Marie August 7, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    Challenge of the day: find a comment that isn't all about shipping these two.

  • Reply kittastica August 11, 2019 at 4:20 am

    Why hasn't anyone pointed out that the video editors completely missed the titles? The ones that say "challenge" "goal" stuff like that…

  • Reply Marlen Chaga August 12, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    All the comments had me 💀💀

  • Reply Irshia haque August 13, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    7:53 me, a boxer, talking with my friends who do other martial arts, which looks pretty elegant & graceful XD

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