The Best Instrumental Ice Skating Music

This article is a collaborative effort, crafted and edited by a team of dedicated professionals.

Contributors: Andranick Tanguiane, Fred Lerdahl,


Looking for the best instrumental music to ice skate to? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite skating tunes that are sure to get you in the mood to glide across the ice.

All Time Classics

When it comes to ice skating, there are some pieces of music that just seem to make everyone’s heart race a little bit faster. Here is a list of some of the most popular and well-known skating songs of all time.

Be sure to check out our other lists for more great skating music!

“All Time Classics”
– Carmen – Bizet
– Swan Lake – Tchaikovsky
– The Nutcracker – Tchaikovsky
– Bolero – Ravel
– Scheherazade – Rimsky-Korsakov

Upbeat and Energetic

These are the times when you want your music to be upbeat and energetic, to get the crowd going!
-Pomeranian Cradle Dance by Yoyo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble
-Solsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel
-Awarapen by Bomba Estéreo
-Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen

Slow and Sensual

This is the kind of music that you want to put on when you’re ready to get close to your partner. It’s slow, it’s sensual, and it’s guaranteed to set the mood. If you’re looking for the perfect soundtrack for a romantic evening on the ice, look no further than this playlist.

– “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy
– “Alborada del Gracioso” by Maurice Ravel
– “Requiem for a Dream” by Clint Mansell
– “Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 9 No. 2” by Frederic Chopin
– “Reverie” by Gabriel Faure
– “Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467: II. Andante” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Quirky and Fun

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned ice skater, you’ll love these quirky and fun instrumental ice skating songs. They’re perfect for adding a little personality to your skating routine, and they’ll get you pumped up and ready to skate your heart out.

From upbeat pop songs to classical pieces, there’s something for everyone on this list. So put on your skates and get ready to hit the rink with these top tunes.

1. “Cotton Eyed Joe” by Rednex

2. “Entry of the Gladiators” by Julius Fucik

3. “The Nutcracker Suite” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

4. “Waltz of the Flowers” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

5. “The Can-Can” by Jacques Offenbach

6. “Swan Lake” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Modern and Hip

In recent years, there has been a trend towards using modern and hip music in ice skating routines. This has led to some interesting and innovative routines being performed to a wide range of music. Here is a list of some of the best instrumental ice skating music that you can use for your own routine.

-“All of Me” by John Legend
-“Let it Go” from Frozen
-” Arcade Fire ” by We Used to Wait
-” Titanium ” by David Guetta feat. Sia
-” Classical Gas ” by Mason Williams

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