There is a website called mostpopularsports.net. It lists most popular sports worldwide and by country. Skating is in the top ten in three countries: Japan (#10), Denmark (#4), and Columbia (#9). http://mostpopularsports.net/in-japan?page=2 http://mostpopularsports.net/in-colombia?page=2 http://mostpopularsports.net/in-denmark I am not surprised about Japan, but Denmark and Columbia? These countries have very few elite figure skaters but skating is popular there. Is anyone from Denmark or Columbia? Why is figure skating so popular?