Figure skater Jimmy Ma gave the audience of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships a real treat Thursday with a routine set to the hit song “Turn Down for What”.
Ma, 22, was competing in the men’s short program when he skated to the sounds of DJ Snake and Lil Jon.
Speaking to BuzzFeed about the surprising choice of music, Ma said, “We kind of wanted to make something that had a lot of excitement. Something to get the older generation excited and also draw in a new audience.”
As one Wall Street Journal reporter pointed out on Twitter, Ma’s routine came in the first year when the Olympics will also allow competitors to skate to music with lyrics.
Fellow figure skater and 2014 Olympic bronze medalist Jeremy Abbott tweeted that he was a fan of the routine.
The audience in the arena also got a real kick out of the performance.
Twitter also went wild for the routine and the unorthodox choice of music.
That said, this isn’t the first time Ma has skated to an unusual choice of song. Last year, he skated to a medley of Eminem music.
Ma’s routine unfortunately only came in 11th place. The day’s winner was Nathan Chen.
Meanwhile, in third place was Jason Brown, who also made a unique song choice, skating to “The Room Where It Happens” from the “Hamilton” soundtrack.