Mind-Bending ‘Matrix’ Ice Skating Routine From Sonja Hilmer

Mind-Bending ‘Matrix’ Ice Skating Routine From Sonja Hilmer

One young woman seemingly stretched the laws of physics with her stunning and jaw-dropping ice skating routine.

Throughout the history of cinema, there have been several memorable films. Those flicks are classics and stick in our memories for different reasons. For “The Wizard of Oz”, it’s because of Dorothy's shiny red shoes and her “little dog, too.” When it comes to “Jaws,” it’s when they realize they are “going to need a bigger boat.” 

However, “The Matrix” films aren’t beloved classics because of a specific line of dialogue or a stellar performance, but for a mind-bending scene. Of course, it’s the scene in the first film when Neo slows time and contorts himself, bending his back to where it’s nearly parallel with the floor. 

In a video posted on YouTube, figure skater Sonja Hilmer practices and unveils a move like the one pulled off by Neo. Sonja even skates to a song from the film’s soundtrack.

Around the 39-second mark of the clip, Sonja, while skating at a breakneck speed, proceeds to lower herself down toward the ice and then contorts her back to where she is only inches from the ice. 

She even mimics Neo’s hand movements from the film as he twists and turns in order to avoid being struck by bullets fired by the evil Agent Smith. 

Then, without missing a beat, Sonja hops back up and completes her routine flawlessly. 

If her routine, complete with the Neo-type maneuver, wasn’t impressive enough, the young woman throws in a few jumps, twists and turns for good measure. 

As she strikes her finishing pose on the ice, the handful of people lucky enough to be on the scene as she put on that show of balance, strength and athleticism are blown away. It sounds as if several of them shout and cheer for the young woman. 

1 Corinthians 9:24 “Do you not see that in a running competition, all take part, but only one gets the reward? So let your minds be fixed on the reward.”

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