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Skating Leg
Ryan Jahnke does an above average spin position with speed and centering

In this photo, 2003 US Bronze Medalist, Ryan Jahnke, does a spin. His skating leg is the left leg which is on the ice. His free leg is his right leg which is stretched out in front.

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"Skating leg" is a figure skating term that is used to describe the skate and leg that is on the ice. For example, when a figure skater skates or spins on one foot, the leg that is on the ice is called the skating leg. The leg that is lifted is called the free leg.

In this photo, 2003 US Bronze Medalist, Ryan Jahnke, does a spin. His skating leg is the left leg which is on the ice. His free leg is his right leg which is stretched out in front.

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