It happens that during a speech skaters suddenly slips or falls, which can lead to unpleasant consequences.
Many are trying to treat with what has happened with a smile - they say, happens to everyone.
At the Olympic Games in Turin in 2006.
Competitions 2009 at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Vancouver.
There's also at the same time.
Oda of Japan cut into a billboard on the World Figure Skating Championships 2009.
Samuel Contesti from Italy entered the board after falling during the Canadian Figure Skating Championships November 21, 2009. (AP Photo)
Ellie Kawamura falls during a short speech in the women's program U.S. Figure Skating Championships January 21, 2010. (REUTERS / Lucy Nicholson)
American Amanda Dobbs falls during the free speech Championships Four Continents Figure Skating Championships January 29, 2010 in Jeonju south of Seoul January 29, 2010. (REUTERS / Jo Yong-Hak)