With movies like the recent I, Tonya and Blades of Glory, the extreme difficulties involved in figure skating continue to be highlighted and keep figure skating the most popular of Winter Olympic sports.
For native Texan Kayla Hunter learning the intricacies of figure skating has been a 16 year process.
"I started when I was seven or eight and it's very much a perfectionist sport," said Hunter who hails from Houston.
"Most jumps whether it's a single or a quad jump last about eight tenths of a second in the air," said Figure Skating President at Chaparral Ice in Austin Kathy Goeke.
What separates those at the top is a lengthy examination, certificate process, and of course hours of dedication. And for Hunter it's all about finding the correct beat to give her the grace and poise to move to that next level.
"Some of the things I like to do is count, to give me a rhythm because skating is a lot about rhythm, remarked Hunter. Because you can see robotic skaters or someone who looks a little off and it's not as graceful or impactful."
And don't be fooled by the state we live in, Texas has many places for you to be the next twirling sensation.
"Yeah people are like there's ice rinks in Texas? And I'm like yes there are like five in Houston, and there's a couple in Dallas, Austin and San Antonio, they're all over Texas," said Hunter.
The triple axel is heralded as the holy grail of moves for women in figure skating which shot Tonya Harding to fame.
"There are very few women, very few women, who can perform or attempt a triple axel because it's a forward take-off, said Goeke. It's a very difficult, very scary take-off, all of the other jumps take-off backwards."
As one of the most popular and mainstream sports of the Winter Olympics, and with moves like the triple axel, the sport will continue to pull in people no matter which state they're from.