The Best Photos From The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Opening Ceremony

March 09, 2018, 10:56 a.m. (ET)

The Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 officially began on Friday as snowboarder Mike Schultz led Team USA into the Opening Ceremony. Relive the first night of the Games with the celebration's best moments.

 

Team USA marches in the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on March 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Flag bearer Mike Schultz leads Team USA in the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on March 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Dancers perform in the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on March 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Dancers perform in the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on March 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

A singer performs in the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on March 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Dancers perform in the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on March 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Dancers perform in the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on March 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Bandabi, the Paralympic mascot, snowboards during the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on March 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Dancers perform in the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on March 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Dancers perform in the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on March 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Sled hockey player Han Min Su of South Korea climbs rope with the torch in the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on March 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Dancers perform in the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on March 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Dancers perform in the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on March 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Athletes carry the South Korean flag in the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on March 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Dancers perform in the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on March 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Dancers perform in the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on March 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Dancers perform in the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on March 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Fireworks explode as the Paralympic cauldron is lit during the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on March 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Fireworks explode as the Paralympic cauldron is lit during the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on March 9, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.