When Normal Skiing Just Won’t Do

(fast paced guitar strumming over cheering) – [Richard] From the very first time I did a run I was hooked. It’s a competition, and my family, we’re about competition. (fast paced guitar strumming) – When you get behind that horse, and it doesn’t matter how many years you’ve done it, Continue Reading

Using Math to Skate On Thin Ice

– [Marten] The ice is typically around 5 centimeters when I skate on it. That sound you hear is actually a combination of two sounds. It’s the sounds from cracks striking beneath me and the vibrations within the ice plate itself. It sounds like it’s something super sonic. (bright upbeat Continue Reading

What It Feels Like to Fly off a Mountain on Skis

(haunting music) – [Sarah] When I go down the slope, it takes me three seconds to get from zero to 60 miles an hour. (dramatic music) (skis whooshing) I honestly can’t explain what it feels like, even after 15 years of doing the sport. My name is Sarah Hendrickson, and Continue Reading

Roller Skating Is Back, and It’s Got Moxie

(bouncy, energetic music) – [Michelle] When I’m skating with these women, I feel on fire. I love roller skating so much that I decided that I was gonna bring it back for everyone. (bouncy, energetic music) I’m Michelle Steilen, better known as Estro Jen, and I’m the Founder of Moxi Continue Reading

The Civil Rights Era Roots of Roller Skating

– [Narrator] How would I describe the vibe of Cascade on a Sunday night? You would see 500, 800, 1,000 people in the facility. You have this culture that has been created, and it’s just growing out of control. And you don’t really experience that anywhere else but here. (upbeat Continue Reading

Ride With this Unique New Orleans Bike Club

– First of all, we’re girly-girls. We like to be cute, but we still get dirty. Every time we come out, our shoes, our outfits are always matchin’, our makeup is done. Is it hard to ride in heels? No, because if you can walk in them, you can probably Continue Reading

South Korea’s Figure Skating Prodigy

When I skate, I feel like I’m flying on the ice and it feels really good. This Great Big Story was made possible by Lego: Play Her Way. My name is Young Yoo. I’m 15 years old and I’m a figure skater who represents South Korea. I was 6 years Continue Reading

Circling the Globe in a Solar-Powered Plane

(upbeat music) – There are so many people in life, they forget to dream, because they’re afraid of going out of their comfort zone. – [Narrator] 13 years ago, two enterprising pilots shared a dream to achieve the impossible. Their goal? To build the first solar-powered plane to fly around Continue Reading

Riding the Wall of Death

(engine revving) (carnival music) – The first ride is the straight-wall ride. The second act is our go-kart. So it’s four wheels this time. Third act, it’s riding one of these lovely ladies. And we do hands-off, standing up hands-off, sitting on the side, standing on the side, a whole Continue Reading

How-Slow-Can-You-Go Horse Racing in Hokkaido

– [Narrator] In most of the world, horseracing is a fast-paced, head-spinning event. But here on Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido, the races move … (quirky music) A little bit slower. (quirky music) Ban’ei is a form of horseracing found only in Hokkaido in which draft horses pull heavy sleds down Continue Reading