Here is an interesting article from CCTV titled "Music can help win Olympic figure skating medal"
Sure enough, classical music pieces such as "Carmen," "Tosca," "Swan Lake," and "Romeo and Juliet" are nice and seem to flow effortlessly with figure skating. Plus in the past years, Olympic medalists have skated to classical pieces as well. However, skaters such as Kerr/Kerr are known for their diversity in the choices of music that they choose to skate to, and this is seen through their FD to Linkin Park. Also, Yu-na has chosen to do something different with her sp to James Bond which imo is very unique and different from the skating norm.
But in terms of figure skating, which is more effective: classical music or modern music? And what do you prefer?