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Olympic Ice Skating Events

At the Olympic Winter Games figure skating, speed skating, and short track speed skating events take place. This section includes information about those events.
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Recap of the Figure Skating at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games
The 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games included excitement and controversy and new Olympic figure skating champions were crowned.

Special Figure Skating Memories From the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi
The 2014 Olympics took place in Sochi, Russia from February 6, 2014 through February 22, 2014. Remember some of the special moments in figure skating from the XXII Winter Olympic Games.

Everything You May Want to Know About Olympic Figure Skating
Learn some things that fans want to know about Olympic figure skating and ice skating history.

Olympic Figure Skating Television Schedule 2014

What Is the Difference Between Olympic Pair Skating and Olympic Ice Dancing?
It is obvious that both pair skating and ice dancing require excellent figure skating skills and athleticism, but what is the difference?

A Step-By-Step Tour Through the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan Saga
The most bizarre story in ice skating history is the Tonya-Nancy figure skating scandal.

How to Recognize Olympic Figure Skating Jumps
This list will help spectators recognize the jumps done by Olympic figure skaters.

2014 Olympic Figure Skating Schedule and Results
The 2014 Winter Olympics is scheduled for Sochi Russia in February of 2014. This is the schedule and results of the Olympic figure skating events.

Olympic Pair Skating Results Sochi 2014
The Olympic pair skating event took place during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games with the short program on Tuesday, February 11 and the free skate on Wednesday February 12.

Olympic Figure Skating Team Event Short Program and Short Dance Results 2014
The day before the evening of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremonies, on Thursday, February 6, 2014, figure skaters from ten different nations competed against one another in the initial short program phase of the Olympic team figure skating event.

Olympic Figure Skating Team Event Final Results 2014
The team figure skating event debuted during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Meet the 2014 Russian Olympic Figure Skating Team
The figure skaters selected for the 2014 Russian Olympic Figure Skating Team were announced on January 21, 2014, just a couple weeks before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Meet the 2014 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team
The 2014 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team was chosen at the United States National Figure Skating Championships which took place in Boston, Massachusetts in January of 2014.

Meet the 2014 Chinese Olympic Figure Skating Team
Ten figure skaters were selected to represent China at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Canada's 2014 Olympic Figure Skating Team
The members of the 2014 Canadian Olympic Figure Skating team were announced on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the conclusion of the 2014 Canadian National Figure Skating Championships.

How Do Figure Skaters Qualify for the Winter Olympic Games?
This article explains how figure skaters qualify for the Olympics.

Olympic Figure Skating Team Trophy Event
The Olympic Team Trophy figure skating event means a skater whose country qualified for the Team Trophy Event could possibly leave the Olympics with two Olympic medals.

Meet the 2010 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team
The 2010 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team was chosen at the United States National Figure Skating Championships which took place in Spokane, Washington in January of 2010.

Before You Watch Figure Skating at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games
As the 2014 Winter Olympics approaches, there are certain figure skaters that ice skating fans should especially pay attention to. These skaters may become the 2014 Olympic Figure Skating Champions or medalists.

Olympic Figure Skating 2010 Memories - Memories of the 2010 Olympic F…
What are your favorite memories from the 2010 Winter Olympic Games took place in Vancouver, Canada from February 12 through February 28, 2010?

Memories From the 2010 Olympic Figure Skating Competition in Vancouver
The 2010 Winter Olympic Games took place in Vancouver, Canada from February 12 through February 28, 2010. About.com's Guide to Figure Skating, Jo Ann Schneider Farris, traveled to Vancouver and attended all of the Olympic figure skating competition. This article summarizes each day of the Olympic figure skating events.

2010 Olympic Winter Games Figure Skating Photo Gallery
The 2010 Winter Olympic Games took place in Vancouver, Canada. The figure skating events began on February 14, 2010 and ended on February 27, 2010. New Olympic figure skating champions were crowned and controversy took place. This photo gallery includes some memories from that Olympics.

What Is the Order of Ikkos Award That US Olympic Figure Skating Give?
At the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Olympic Figure Skating Champion, Evan Lysacek and Olympic Ice Dancing Silver Medalists, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, presented the Order of Ikkos medal to their coaches. The Order of Ikkos Award is an award that is made available to all U.S. Olympic medalists. The medalists can present the medal to one coach or mentor.

Everything You May Want to Know About Olympic Speed Skating
Get excited about the speed skating events that will take place in Vancouver in 2010!

Phases of Olympic Figure Skating Events
Women's and men's single skating events and pair skating events have two phases: the short program and the long program or freeskate. Ice dancing events have three phases: the compulsory dance phase, the original dance, and the free dance.

An Interview With Jody Flatt - The Mother of Olympic Figure Skater Ra…
Jo Ann Schneider Farris, About.com's Guide to Figure Skating, was a member of the press at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. During that time, she had a chance to interview Jody Flatt, the mother of Olympic Figure Skater and 2010 U.S. Ladies Figure Skating Champion, Rachael Flatt.


Ice Dancing was included at the Winter Olympics for the first time in 1976. This is a list of some famous ice dancers in Olympic figure skating history.

Why Does a Triple Jump Get Scored Only As a Double?
Ice skating fans don't always understand how figure skating jumps are scored. They can see a skater do a beautiful program with what seems like clean triple jumps. They think their favorite skater has won. Then the scores appear. Triples were only scored as doubles. Why? This short article addresses this question.

Watch Figure Skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
As the 2010 Winter Olympics approaches, there are certain figure skaters that ice skating fans should especially pay attention to. These skaters may become the 2010 Olympic Figure Skating Champions or medalists.

Olympic Figure Skating Television Schedule
This schedule summarizes the television coverage for figure skating at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. All times are Eastern and are subject to change.

Who Will Win the Figure Skating Events at the 2010 Winter Olympics?
Who do you predict will win the figure skating events at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver?

Famous Olympic Figure Skaters
There are many famous figure skaters who have been a part of Olympic ice skating history.

Famous Women Olympic Figure Skaters
This article lists some of the most famous women in Olympic figure skating history.

Kim Yu-Na Photo Gallery
Kim Yu-Na is the 2009 World Figure Skating Champion and the 2009 Four Continents champion. She has won the South Korean National figure skating title five times. She is the favorite to win the 2010 Women's Olympic Figure Skating title.

Famous Men Olympic Figure Skaters
This article lists some of the most famous men in Olympic figure skating history.

Photos of Canadian Figure Skating Champion Patrick Chan
Patrick Chan is the 2008 and 2009 Canadian Figure Skating Men's Champion, the 2009 World Figure Skating Silver Medalist, and the 2009 Four Continents Champion.

Famous Olympic Pair Skaters
This is a list of some of the most famous men in Olympic figure skating history.

Olympic Figure Skating 2010 Predictions
Due to the new judging system for figure skating, there is no way anyone can really predict which figure skaters will win at the Vancouver Olympics in 2010, but certain figure skaters may win.

2010 Olympic Figure Skating Schedule
The 2010 Winter Olympics will be taking place in Vancouver, Canada in February of 2010. This is the tentative schedule of the Olympic figure skating events.

Before You Watch Ice Skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
As the 2010 Winter Olympics approaches, there are certain figure skaters that ice skating fans should especially pay attention to. These skaters may become the 2010 Olympic Figure Skating Champions or medalists.

Olympic Figure Skating Events
Women's and Men's single skating events, pair skating, and ice dancing are the figure skating events that take place at the Winter Olympics.

U.S. Figure Skaters Predicted to Qualify for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics
Due to the new judging system for figure skating, there is no way anyone can really predict which U.S. figure skaters will qualify for the Vancouver Olympics in 2010, but certain figure skaters may qualify.

About Olympic Speed Skating
Speed Skating has been an Olympic event since the first Olympic Winter Games in 1924.

About Olympic Short Track Speed Skating
Short Track Speed Skating became an Olympic sport in 1992. It is a form of speed skating that can be practiced inside most indoor ice arenas. For many years, short track speed skating has been "in the shadow" of long track speed skating, but through the years, has become just as popular.

Remembering the 2002 Olympic Figure Skating Scandal
At the 2002 Winter Olympics, it was discovered that the French Skating Federation "made a deal" with the Russians. The "deal" was to give the French the gold medal in ice dancing and the Russians the gold in pair skating. In response, a new kind of figure skating scoring has been implented that is supposed to be more objective and fair.

My Vancouver 2010 Journey - By Skating Coach Tom Zakrajsek
The Professional Skaters Association asked Tom Zakrajsek, the coach of U.S. figure skater, Rachael Flatt, to blog about his experience at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. He shared about what it was like to be a first-time coach at the Olympics.

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