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There are many moves figure skaters must master. This section includes links to ice skating lessons. Learn how to fall and get up on skates, learn how to stop, learn how to skate forward, and learn how to spin and jump.
  1. Figure Skating Lessons
  2. How to Become a Figure Skater
  3. Information for Parents of Skaters
  4. Dance for Figure Skaters
  5. Figure Skating Tests and Competitions
  1. About Ice Dancing and Pair Skating
  2. Off Ice Training
  3. Figure Skating Books
  4. Information For Figure Skating Coaches
  5. Ice Skating 101

Figure Skating Lessons

Ice Skating Lessons

This section includes links to lessons on falling and getting up on skates, how to stop, how to skate forward, and how to spin and jump.

How to Become a Figure Skater

Become a Figure Skater

In this section, get an idea of what's involved in becoming a figure skater.

Information for Parents of Skaters

About.com's Figure Skating Guide, JO ANN Schneider Farris and Her

Learn how to balance your skating child's life and get tips on how to be a supportive skating parent. Teach your child how to eat and drink and also be an athlete. Learn how to build your child's confidence.

Dance for Figure Skaters

Ballet and dance training, on and off the ice, is essential for figure skaters. In this section, get information on ballet and other forms on dance.

Figure Skating Tests and Competitions

Figure Skaters

In this section, get familiar with the recreational and competitive figure skating competitions and events that are available for ice skaters of all ages and levels. Learn about the figure skating test structure and figure skating associations.

About Ice Dancing and Pair Skating

Ice Dancers - Photo Copyright © JO ANN Schneider Farris

Ice dancing and pair skating look similar, but the two figure skating disciplines are very different.

Off Ice Training

A Figure Skater Doing Off-Ice Jump Training - Photo Copyright © Lorna Brown

In this section, learn about recommended off ice activities for figure skaters.

Figure Skating Books

Cammie and Alex's Adventures in Skateland

There are many books about figure skating available. Get information on these resources in this section.

Information For Figure Skating Coaches

About.com's Guide to Figure Skating, Jo Ann Schneider Farris, Coaching an Ice Skating Student

Get familiar with the different levels and qualifications of figure skating coaches and ice skating instructors.

Ice Skating 101

Olympic Figure Skating Champion Yu-Na Kim Does the Biellmannn Figure Skating Move

In this section, information is provided on different figure skating moves. The information given is of interest to ice skating fans, new figure skaters and veterans.

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