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What to Expect At Your First Ice Skating Lesson
This article gives a short summary on what to expect at your first ice skating lesson.
Step-by-Step Beginning Ice Skating Lesson
There are certain things new skaters learn in beginning ice skating lessons. This article lists and describes those things.
How to Choose an Ice Rink To Match Your Figure Skating Goals and Needs
This article will help those interested in becoming figure skaters get an idea of what to look for in an ice rink.
Figure Skating Lessons and Practice
The "Guide For New Ice Skaters" series is meant to help new ice skaters understand the complex figure skating world. This part of the series addresses group and private ice skating lessons and practice.
How to Prepare for the Pre-Preliminary Moves in the Field Figure Skating Test
To master positions and edges and turns necessary for figure skating, skaters do Moves in the Field tests. The first Moves in the Field test a skater will take is the Pre-Preliminary Moves in the Field Test, which is sometimes called the "Pre-Pre Moves." This short article gives some tips on how to prepare for that test.
What's So Great About Figure Skating?
MySkatingMall.com and 2003 US Men's Figure Skating Bronze Medalist Ryan Jahnke put together a video called "What's So Great About Figure Skating?" Ryan asked figure skaters, figure skating parents, and ice skating fans to make short videos answering that question. This article lists and summarizes some of what was included in the video.
Get Started Figure Skating
This article gives step by step instructions on how to begin figure skating.
Little Children Can Learn to Ice Skate
This article gives advice on how and when a parent should get a child started at figure skating. Also, what to expect from tot group ice skating lessons is outlined and discussed.
Train Like an Olympic Figure Skater
All figure skaters can train like Olympians. Here's how!
Figure Skating Is a Great Way To Beat the Summer Heat
Spending time in an ice arena will not only keep you young and fit, but is a great way to beat the summer heat.
The Figure Skating World Is Similar to the World of Harry Potter
Harry Potter's world and life is certainly not ordinary. Figure skaters also lead out of the ordinary lives.
How to Ice Skate
Ice skating is fun and easy. This short article will help you get started.
Ice Skate Outdoors in Southern California
This article lists some of southern California's best outdoor ice skating rinks.
Figure Skating Can Prevent Weight Gain
Ice skating can help prevent obesity in children. Parents should encourage their children to ice skate.
The Rink: It's Where I Belong
For figure skaters, ice rinks are like second homes, but also are the places where tears and hopes are made.
Enjoy Figure Skating Year Round in Sun Valley, Idaho
Sun Valley, Idaho is a favorite vacation destination for figure skaters.
Citi Pond in Bryant Park - Ice Skate for Free in New York City
The City Pond outdoor ice skating rink in Bryant Park is one of New York City's most affordable attractions.
How to Move Forward on Ice Skates
This article will help teach beginning skaters how to move forward on the ice.
Rink Management Services Corporation - An Ice Rink Management Company
Rink Management Services is a company that manages indoor and outdoor ice rinks, municipal and city rinks, seasonal and portable ice rinks, ice arenas in malls, sports arenas, and athletic recreation facilities.
About.com Figure Skating's 2011 Reader's Choice Awards Winners
In January 2011, About.com Figure Skating participated in the About.com Reader's Choice Awards. Readers were asked to nominate their favorite figure skates for entry level skaters and their favorite figure skaters of 2010. After a nomination period, finalists were chosen. Then, readers cast their votes.
How to Become a Figure Skater
Do you want to get an idea of what's involved in becoming a figure skater? Before you begin to skate, there are things you should know. This article outlines some of those things. Also, information is given on how to improve and advance at the sport.
Review Of US Figure Skating's Skate Coach App For iPhone or iPod Touch or iPad
In 2011, US Figure Skating introduced an App for the iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad that makes US Figure Skating's entire Basic Skills curriculum available to Apple users. This article reviews the product.
Don't Cry If You Fall Down On Ice Skates
If a figure skater falls while skating, it is best to not cry in public. This article will give ice skaters some advice on how to handle ice skating falls.
Fun Games Figure Skaters Can Play At the Skating Rink
This article lists some games that can be played on the ice to make skating fun.
Figure Skating for Life - An Article by Ryan Jahnke
Ryan Jahnke won the bronze medal at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships in 2003. He now coaches figure skating in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Jahnke is the founder of MySkatingMall.com, a marketplace to buy and sell new and used skating items. He is also a PSA Master Rated Coach in Freestyle and Field Moves. IIn this article, he...
Ice Skating Rinks In Southern California
There are several indoor ice skating rinks in southern California that are open year-round.
USFSA - United States Figure Skating Association
USFSA, United States Figure Skating Association was the former name of U.S. Figure Skating until 2003.
Could Your Life Be A Television Reality Show About Figure Skating? - Share...
Some people feel that a reality television show would show a bad side of figure skating and would not really represent the sport, but, if those involved could really have a say on what would be aired on television, the public would learn so much about the ice skating world. Why would your life make a great reality show about figure skating? ...
What Skating Mothers Do
This article explains the message of the figure skating photo collage "Skate Moms" that appeared on Facebook and the internet in February of 2012.
Concussions In Figure Skating - Ice Skating Is a Sport that May Cause...
Concussions in figure skating are traumatic head injuries that can be both mild and severe. Have you ever had a concussion after hitting your head while ice skating? How did your coach or parent handle the injury? Was there a long recovery process?
Why Do You Skate? - Share Why You Love Figure Skating
Everyone has a reason to figure skate. Some people just like the feeling of gliding on the ice. Some people like getting exercise inside an ice rink. Others like spinning and jumping. Many say that figure skating is challenging and there are always new things to learn. Why do you skate?
About.com's Reader's Choice Awards 2011
It's time to start voting for the Reader's Choice Awards 2011. The nomination process took place in January. Now that the top nominees have been selected, it's time to let us know which ones deserve to be this year's winners of About.com's Figure Skating Reader's Choice Awards 2011.
Friendly Ice Skating Rinks
This is a list of some of the most friendly and happy ice rinks in the United States.
Share Your Own Figure Skating Tips, Ideas, and Experiences
Do you have an ice skating tip or trick to share? Here, About.com readers can share their own figure skating tips, ideas, technigues, and experiences.
Ice Skating Is Fun - Ice Skating Is for Children and Adults
Why do you like to ice skate?
IceNetwork.com's INcrowd - Social Networking for Ice Skaters and Skating Fans
IceNetwork's INcrowd is a social networking service. With INcrowd, ice skaters and figure skating fans can come together and share their passion for the sport.
Figure Skating at AllExperts.About.com
This is an online encyclopedia about figure skating.
US Figure Skating's Basic Skills Program
The U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills program is the official learn-to-skate program for figure skating in the United States.
How to Buy Figure Skates
This is a link from Dick's Sporting Goods that gives basic information on how to select figure skates.
Buying the Right Figure Skates for Your Child
I wrote this article for U.S. Figure Skating's Basic Skills Parents Page. This article will assist you in purchasing figure skates.
Learn the Basics of Figure Skating
This link gives much information about figure skating and its history.
U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program
The U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills program helps skaters of all ages learn all the fundamentals of figure skating.
Figure Skating Associations
Most skating rinks have an affiliation with one of two national associations that govern figure skating. This is an excellent link that will explain these associations.
Amateur Figure Skating -- A Non-Geographic Community
This is an article by Edith K. Schneider, a parent and grandparent of serious competitive figure skaters, coaches, and officials, that describes the figure skating world.
Skating Ahead of the Curve
Figure skating coach Cheryl Richardson has developed this site. It is devoted to exploring questions surrounding training of figure skaters.
A Figure Skater's Gift Basket
Sue Woods is an adult figure skater. When her birthday came up, she put together a figure skater's birthday wish list. About.com's Guide to Figure Skating, Jo Ann Schneider Farris, was so impressed with the list, that she asked if she could share it with About.com's readers. The gift suggestions on Sue's list will be useful to anyone who...
Figure Skating Freestyle Session Etiquette
There are certain guidelines figure skaters must follow when they skate and practice on freestyle sessions. This article lists some of those guidelines.
Camps and Summer Skating Programs for Figure Skaters
Figure skaters can go to camp during the summer. Many week-long, overnight, and day camps for ice skaters are available at figure skating training centers throughout the United States.
New York City's Ice Skating Rinks
There are several places to ice skate in New York City.
Review of "Training Figure Skaters" - A Book by Jack Curtis
"Training Figure Skaters" by Jack Curtis is a manual for ice skating parents and skaters.