Haines' style of skating was not well received in the U.S.A., so he traveled to Europe to show off and teach his figure skating ideas. For a time, he lived and taught skating in Vienna, Austria. His style of figure skating became known as the "International Style of Skating." His style of skating did not become popular in the United States until many, many years after his death.
The first U.S. figure skating competition that included the "International Style of Skating" was held in 1914. The competition took place in New Haven, Connecticut and was called called the “International Championships of America.”