Is Figure Skating All That Graceful?

From afar, figure skating looks like a very elegant sport where the goal is to be swift and graceful on the ice. These pictures of professional figure skaters, however, beg to differ. Captured at the perfect moment, these are the faces of figure skaters mid-routine. It’s kind of perfect. It’s entirely perfect, actually.

What do you think of these not-so-graceful pictures?