Katrina Lazzarotto is not a professional figure skater, but like most residents of Vancouver, Canada, she knows how to get around on a pair of skates. However, when her friend, helicopter pilot Bradley Friesen, approached her with a unique and elaborate offer, it had been four years since she'd last been on the ice. Friesen's idea was to fly 5,000 feet into the Rocky Mountains and drop Lazzarotto off at a frozen alpine lake. With seven GoPros attached to his helicopter, he would fly above, capturing one-of-a-kind shots of his friend.
Of course, Lazzarotto said "yes." After all, unless you are the ice queen Elsa, it's not every day that you get to be a part of a stunning scene like this! Surrounded by breath-taking views and snow-capped mountains, Lazzarotto spins and twirls on the ice, an experience that she says was the most “exhilarating and liberating moment” of her life. For anyone who loves skating, get prepared to add this to your bucket list.
The clip was shot at Golden Ears Provincial Park, located in British Columbia, Canada. Renowned for its beauty, the park has been used as a set location for several popular movies, including First Blood and many of the forest scenes in the Twilight films. Friesen himself has been filming in the park for the last year, capturing aerial views of mountain biking, hockey, and other sports from his helicopter. While he has some really interesting videos on his YouTube channel, we're guessing this will be the one to really go viral. It's something I'll definitely be watching over and over again.
H/T: Bradley Friesen