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10 Olympic Women's Figure Skaters You Should Know
This article lists some of the most famous women in Olympic figure skating history.
Basic Figure Skating Jumps That Ice Skaters...
There are certain jumps that all ice skaters learn and that figure skating fans should try to recognize.
Dorothy Hamill's Famous Wedge Haircut Photo...
Olympic figure skating champion, Dorothy Hamill, was famous for her wedge haircut.
Famous Men Olympic Figure Skaters
This is a list of some of the most famous men in Olympic figure skating history.
What Are the Best Favorite Figure Skating Boots...
This is a list of the favorite figure skating boots and blades used and purchased by figure skaters. If you buy a new or used boot and blade, look for one of these brands.
21 Movies That Helped Make Figure Skating Popular
A list of more than twenty movies about figure skating that have helped increase skating's popularity and visibility, and might make you laugh or cry.
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 and Buy Ice Skates for Figure...
This article will help figure skaters of all abilities decide how to purchase the correct figure skates appropriate for their age, skating level, and need.
What Age Can a Child Get Start Figure Skating?
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.
Toller Cranston - Canadian Figure Skating...
Canadian figure skater, Toller Cranston, was known for bringing creativity to figure skating.
2015 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championshi...
The 2015 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships will take place from January 17 to January 25, 2015 in Greensboro, North Carolina.
How to Buy Your First Pair of Skates for Figure...
This article will help a new or prospective figure skater purchase his or her first pair of skates.
How to Recognize Olympic Figure Skating Jumps
This list will help spectators recognize the jumps done by Olympic figure skaters.
Famous African American Figure Skaters
There are certain African American figure skaters that should be remembered. This short article highlights some of those skaters.
Figure Skating NBC Television Schedule 2015
This schedule summarizes the NBC television coverage for the US National, European, Four Continents, and World Figure Skating championship figure skating competitions for 2015.
How to Audition for Disney on Ice
This article will help those interested in skating and performing in Disney On Ice to prepare to audition for the show.
Understanding Figure Skating Tests and Levels
The figure skating test structure may be confusing to those new to ice skating. This article outlines and explains figure skating tests and levels.
Jackson Figure Skates
A favorite for figure skaters of all levels, Jackson Skates are reasonably priced and there are so many different models to choose from.
Ten Things You May Not Know About The World of...
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in the world of figure skating? This is a list of some of the things about the sport that ice skating fans may not know about the figure skating world.
What to Bring With You When You Go Ice Skating
This is a list of the things you need to bring when you go ice skating.
Famous Olympic Pair Figure Skaters Everyone...
This is a list of some of the most famous men in Olympic figure skating history.
How To Lace Figure Skates
Lacing figure skates correctly will make the ice skating experience more enjoyable. Correct lacing of figure skates is very important and must be done a certain way.
Making Sense of the New Figure Skating Judging...
There is a new judging system for figure skating, called the ISU Judging System, that was implemented shortly after the 2002 Olympics. There are several officials invloved with this new judging system. What each figure skating official does is explained in this article. Also, a short explanation of the new system of scoring is summarized.
What Is the Difference Between Ice Dancing and...
Ice dancing, at one time, resembled ballroom dancing on the ice, but has become more and more athletic. In pair skating the man lifts the lady above his head and the pair does difficult acrobatic moves. Spins are done together in both disciplines, but in pair skating difficult solo jumps and spins are also done in unison. Ice dancers do intricate footwork sequences to music.
Why Is the Backflip Banned in Figure Skating?
The backflip is considered an illegal figure skating move. It can be done in exhibitions and in professional ice skating competitions, but the backflip will not receive credit and a skater will receive deductions (or be disqualified) if the move is performed in eligible figure skating competitions.
12 Moves Figure Skaters Must Master
There are many moves figure skaters must master. This article includes links to lessons on falling and getting up on skates, how to stop, how to skate forward, and how to spin and jump.
A List of Ice Skaters From Canada Who Have Left...
This is a list of Canadian figure skaters who have done great things.
Difference Between a Hockey Skate and a Figure...
What is the difference between a hockey skate and a figure skate?
Figure Skating Legend Michelle Kwan
Michelle Kwan is considered a figure skating legend and is the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history.
Figure Skating Romances and Marriages
Figure skating seems to be a great place for romance. Several skaters have met at the rink and have had romances. This is a list of just some skating related romances and marriages.
Pieces of Music Popular in Figure Skating
There are certain pieces of music that are the favorites of figure skaters and ice skating fans.
How Much Should a Figure Skater Skate?
Many people that enter figure skating don't know how often an ice skater needs to skate to improve. This short article will help answer that concern.
How Much Do Private Ice Skating Lessons Cost?
The cost of private figure skating instruction can vary, but in almost all instances, the skater must be aware that he or she must pay the rink for admission and ice time and also pay a separate fee to the figure skating coach for the lesson.
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.
Debi Thomas - African American Figure Skating...
Debi Thomas is the only African American who ever won a medal in the Olympics in figure skating.
Am I Too Old to Start Figure Skating?
When is it too late to begin figure skating? If a skater begins skating as a teen or after he or she is eighteen years old, is it too late to become a serious competitive figure skater? Is it possible to learn double and triple jumps as a young adult?
Basic Ice Skating Spins
This article lists some of the basic ice skating spins. Many of the spins advanced figure skaters do are variations of the basic figure skating spins listed in this article.
Famous Olympic Figure Skaters
There are many famous figure skaters who have been a part of Olympic ice skating history.
How To Move Forward on Ice Skates
This article will help teach beginning skaters how to move forward on the ice.
How To Do a Snowplow Stop
Stopping on the ice is essential for every figure skater. This is the first and easiest stop a skater must master.
Fun Games Figure Skaters Can Play At the...
This article lists some games that can be played on the ice to make skating fun.
Some Frequently Asked Questions About Figure...
Most figure skating coaches recommend blades for their students that they used when they skated. The problem with this is that no one knows why they picked a certain blade in the first place. The goal of this article is to help those new to figure skating understand ice skating blades.
The Triple Axel: How to Do One of Figure...
The triple Axel is a figure skating jump. It is the only triple jump that takes off from a forward outside edge.
Basic Figure Skating Stops
Stopping on the ice is done by scraping the flat part of the blade across the ice. Pressure is put on the scraping foot, and the friction created on the ice causes a stop. This article lists the basic stops done by figure skaters.
Riedell Figure Skates
Riedell skate company has a very strong reputation in the ice skating world. The company makes skates for about every need and/or figure skating level.
Music for Figure Skating
Skating to music is a very important part of figure skating. This article will help figure skaters with music selection
Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov - Olympic...
Russian pair skaters Gordeeva and Grinkov won virtually every competition they entered. They won the Olympics in both 1988 and in 1994. They began skating together as children and married in 1991. Sergei died suddenly in 1995. Ekaterina Gordeeva continues to perform.
How to Dress for Ice Skating
Dressing properly for skating helps most figure skaters skate better. This short article gives information on how to dress for figure skating competitions, exhibitions, tests, and performances.
Madge Syers to Adelina Sotnikova: Women's...
This is a list of the women who won gold in figure skating at the Winter Olympic Games. Page 7.
Suggested Meal Plan for Figure Skaters
Figure skaters of all ages must eat a healthy and balanced diet. Eating right should begin when ice skaters are young. This article includes a suggested meal plan figure skaters.
How to Ice Skate
Do you want to ice skate? This short article gives ice skating basics so you can get started.
What is a Salchow in Figure Skating and How do...
A jump done from the back inside edge of one foot to the back outside edge of the other foot. A half revolution is done in the air.
Review of Jackson Softec Figure Skates
Softec figure skates make it possible to skate for hours in a comfortable boot.
Waltz Jump
Russian born Larisa Gendernalik is not only a figure skating coach, but the artist of impressive figure skating drawings and paintings. Page 36.
10 Women's Figure Skaters Who Were Worth...
This is a list of some of the female figure skaters who were watched during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
List of US National Figure Skating Championship...
This is a list of the senior level competitors who will be competing at the 2015 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina which will take place from January 17, 2015 through January 25, 2015. Which of the competitors listed will be the new US figure skating champions and which skaters will qualify for the 2015 US World Figure Skating Team?
Surya Bonaly
French figure skater Surya Bonaly became a U.S. citizen in 2004. She is known for being the only skater who can land a back flip on one foot on the ice. She is remembered for being disqualified for doing that move in the 1998 Olympics. Page 19.
How To Spin
Learning to spin on ice skates is not easy, but is so much fun!
Do You Know Your Figure Skating History?
Just before the 2010 Winter Olympics, a sixth grade student, named Lauren, contacted Jo Ann Schneider Farris, About.com's Guide to Figure Skating. Lauren was doing a research project at school and had some excellent questions about the history of figure skating. The answers to her questions are included in this article.
Everything You Need to Know About Olympic...
Learn some things that fans want to know about Olympic figure skating and ice skating history.
How Often Should Figure Skating Blades Be...
This short article addresses how often a figure skater should sharpen his or her skates.
Eddie Shipstad - Figure Skating Coach and Ice...
Eddie Shipstad's grandfather started Shipstads and Johnson Ice Follies. He is now a figure skating coach. Shipstad is continues to follow his family heritage by also producing private ice shows for private corporations.
2014 Olympic Figure Skating Results and Schedule
The 2014 Winter Olympics took place in Sochi, Russia in February of 2014. This is the schedule and results of the Olympic figure skating events.
Review of Harlick Figure Skating Boots
A skater can't go wrong if he or she purchases a Harlick boot. Both custom and stock boots are available.
How Do Figure Skaters Qualify for the Winter...
This article explains how figure skaters qualify for the Olympics.
A Little Blade Advice!
Ice skate technician, Geoff Hébert, has written an article called A Little Blade Advice! The goal of his article is help skaters understand all the different blade options that are available for figure skaters.
What to Expect At Your First Group Beginning...
Read about the things figure skaters learn in a beginning ice skating class.
Glossary of Figure Skating Terms
Those new to figure skating have to learn the names of figure skating moves. They also have to understand the different branches of figure skating. This article may help a reader learn some of the facts and terms related to the sport.
Off-Ice Training for Figure Skaters: Why, What,...
Lauren Downes is a licensed physical therapist, a professional figure skating coach, a former competitive skater, and she is also an off-ice strength and conditioning coach. She is the founder and creator of Sk8Strong Inc. and she has produced instructional exercise DVDs especially for figure skaters. In this article, she talks about off-ice training for figure skating.
Famous Japanese Figure Skaters
This is a list of some of the best figure skaters in Japanese history.
Review of Jackson Freestyle Skates
The Jackson Freestyle boot and blade combination figure skate is a good choice for ice skaters who are beginning to master single jumps, double jumps, and most spins. The price is reasonable and the quality of the boot is a good choice for many figure skaters.
List of Canadian National Figure Skating...
This is a list of the senior level competitors who will be competing at the 2015 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Kingston, Ontario, Canada which will take place from January 19, 2015 through January 25, 2015. Which of the competitors listed will be the new Canadian figure skating champions and which skaters will qualify for the 2015 Canadian World Figure Skating Team?
Train Like an Olympic Figure Skater
All figure skaters can train like Olympians. Here's how!
Olympic Ice Skater Nancy Kerrigan Biography
Nancy Kerrigan is an ice skater who won a bronze at the 1992 Olympics and a silver medal in the 1994 Olympics. She is also famous for being clubbed in the right knee.
Meet Frank Carroll, a Legend in Figure Skating...
Frank Carroll is considered one of the best figure skating coaches in the world. Some of the famous skaters he has coached include Linda Fratianne, Michelle Kwan, and Evan Lysacek.
How To Fall and Get Up on Figure Skates
Knowing how to fall and get up correctly on skates is very important for all figure skaters.
Meet Former Olympic Figure Skating Champion and...
Scott Hamilton won the 1984 Olympics in figure skating.
Kim Yu-Na - Olympic and World Figure Skating...
Korean figure skating champion Kim Yu-Na is the 2009 Four Continents Figure Skating Champion and the 2009 World Figure Skating Champion. On February 25, 2010, she won the Olympic figure skating title.
Surya Bonaly - Ice Skating Legend
Surya Bonaly won the French national figure skating title nine times, the European figure skating title five times, and she placed second at the world figure skating championships three times. Bonaly is also known for being one of the only ice skaters who can land a back flip on one foot on the ice. She is now an American citizen and lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
How To Fall On the Ice Without Getting Hurt
No one wants to fall while ice skating, but if you are going to skate, you are going to fall. How can a figure skater, especially an adult who doesn't want to fall, fall safely? This article addresses this issue.
Olympic Ice Dance Champions
Ice dancing became an Olympic figure skating event in 1976. This is a list of the ice dancers who have won Olympic gold.
Meet World Figure Skating Champion Turned...
Canadian figure skating champion Kurt Browning won the world figure skating championships four times. In recent years he has been known for being a television media commentator for figure skating. Browning also holds the record for being the first male ice skater to land a quadruple jump in competition.
1976 Olympic Champion Dorothy Hamill
Dorothy Hamill won the gold in figure skating at the 1976 Winter Olympics and was considered a technically perfect skater.
Junior Nationals - US National Junior Figure...
: Junior Nationals is NOT Nationals: The United States National Figure Skating Championships is a yearly
Fun Facts About Dick Button: Olympic Champ and...
Dick Button has been a figure skating commentator since 1962. He is figure skating's best known television analyst. He is also an Olympic ice skating champion.
Long Program or Freeskate
Pair skaters and single figure skaters, at the higher levels, and also at non-qualifying events, perform both a short and long program at figure skating competitions. The long program, or freeskate, is not only longer in length than the short program, but will include more figure skating elements.
Before You Try to Skate Backwards on Ice Skates
Before trying to skate backward, it is a good idea to practice walking backward and gliding for a short distance on figure skates. This exercise will help beginning figure skaters become comfortable with the feeling of moving backward on ice skates.
Jason Brown - 2015 US Men's Figure Skating...
Jason Brown is the 2014 United States Men's Silver Medalist and the 2010 US Junior Men's Champion. In 2014, he earned a spot on the United States Olympic Figure Skating Team.
How To Get Started Figure Skating
Getting started in figure skating is simple. Most ice arenas offer weekly group lessons that usually run from six to twelve weeks. These group lessons cover many figure skating basics.
Ice Capades - Figure Skating Ice Show Ice Capades
The Ice Capades was a traveling ice show similar to Ice Follies and Holiday on Ice. The show was shut down in 1995. In 2008, the Ice Capades figure skating show has been revived.
How Ice Skating Competitions Are Judged
Figure skating competitors are given two scores: a technical score and a program component score. The technical score is added together to the program component score and the result is the segment score. The sum of all the segment scores (the short program and the free skate) becomes the total competition score. The skater with the highest score wins.
How to Wear Your Hair for Figure Skating
In addition to wearing proper ice skating clothes, a figure skater must make sure his or her hair looks nice. A nice hairstyle will make most figure skaters skate better.
Freestyle
: In figure skating, the word "Freestyle" has more than one meaning. A freestyle session is a practice
Rudy Galindo - United States Men's and Pairs...
Rudy Galindo competed in both single skating and pair skating and won US titles in both disciplines. His pair skating partner was 1992 Olympic Figure Skating Champion, Kristi Yamaguchi.
How To Do Forward Crossovers On Figure Skates
This article gives instruction on how to do forward crossovers on figure skates.
Summary of the United States National Figure...
The 2015 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships took place from January 17 to January 25, 2015 in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Max Aaron - 2013 U.S. National Men's Figure...
Max Aaron is the 2013 U.S. Men's figure skating champion.
Footwork Sequences for All Figure Skaters
When figure skaters put a series of turns and steps together, they are doing footwork. The possibilities are endless. This article lists some suggested footwork sequences that can be skated by a figure skater who can do most ice skating turns and steps.
Katarina Witt - Two Time Olympic Figure Skating...
Katarina Witt is the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Figure Skating Champion. She was known for being beautiful and athletic.
European Figure Skating Championships Schedule...
The European Figure Skating Championships 2015 ice skating competition will take place in Stockholm, Sweden from January 26 to February 1, 2015. This is the schedule and results of the event.
Elvis Stojko - Canadian and World Figure...
Elvis Stojko won the Canadian figure skating title seven times. He also is a three-time world figure skating champion and a two-time Olympic figure skating silver medalist.
The World Figure Skating Championships
The World Figure Skating Championships is the most prestigious of all ice skating competitions. The only event that is considered more important is the Olympic figure skating event.
How to Teach Beginning Group Tot Figure Skating...
A young child's first time on the ice needs to be fun, but also productive. This article gives ideas on how to teach beginning group tot figure skating lessons.
Review of Double Runner Figure Skates
Double Runner Ice Skates are manufactured for very young beginning ice skaters. The idea is to give children the feeling that they can ice skate immediately. Ice skating on double runner blades will not cause any harm and may give young children confidence on the ice, but
Swizzles
: Swizzles are done by beginning ice skaters. Put your blades together with heels touching in a "V" position.
Exercises to Help Figure Skaters Do Sit Spins
Figure skaters should do exercises on and off the ice to help strengthen their legs when they do sit spins.
Figure Skating Practice Plan
Most young figure skaters have a difficult time figuring out what to practice during freestyle practice sessions. This is a recommended practice plan for an ice skater who is able to do
Sign Up For About.com's Figure Skating 101...
Once a week, for 8 weeks, subscribers to About.com's Figure Skating 101 E-Course will be sent an email that will provide certain information about figure skating.
1968 Olympic Figure Skating Champion Peggy...
Peggy Fleming is the 1968 Olympic Figure Skating Champion. She also was a world and U.S. National ladies figure skating champion. She was known for being both athletic and graceful.
What is an Axel Jump in Figure Skating?
The takeoff of this jump is on a forward outside edge. After jumping forward from that forward edge, the skater makes 1½ revolutions in the air and lands on the other foot on a back outside edge.
What Does It Mean When a Figure Skater Pops a...
Sometimes, when a figure skater attempts to do a double, triple, or quadriple jump, he or she abandons the jump by not rotating and opens up in the air. He or she gives up on completing the jump and usually lands on two feet. This is called popping which is considered a very bad habit.
Olympic Ice Skating Champion Oksana Baiul
Oksana Baiul, from the Ukraine, won the 1994 Olympics in women's figure skating.
Remembering Figure Skating at the 2014 Winter...
As the 2014 Winter Olympics approached, there were certain figure skaters that ice skating fans should have especially pay attention to. Those skaters became the 2014 Olympic Figure Skating Champions or medalists.
At What Age Can I Get My Child Started With Ice...
Very young children can ice skate. Many ice arenas offer ice skating lessons for toddlers.
How To Do an Axel Figure Skating Jump
The Axel jump may be the hardest jump for many figure skaters. Once ice skaters master an Axel, the double jumps come quickly. This short article outlines some steps that will help a figure skater master an Axel jump.
Lesson on Forward Swizzles
Forward swizzles are done by beginning ice skaters. Swizzles help figure skaters learn how to use their knees and edges. Swizzles also help skaters learn to glide. This step-by-step tutorial will help new figure skaters master forward swizzles. Page 2.
In Which Direction Should a Skater Jump and Spin?
Most skaters jump and spin in the counter-clockwise direction, but some skaters do moves in the clockwise direction. How does a skater determine which way to do figure skating moves?
Review of EDEA Skates
This article reviews EDEA Skates.
One Foot Figure Skating Turns
Every figure skating turn has a name. When a figure skater turns from forward to backward or from backward to forward on one foot, he could be doing a three turn, a bracket, a counter, or a rocker. Each turn is slightly different.
Inside Figure Skating's Biggest Scandal: Tonya...
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How Do Figure Skaters Spin Fast?
How do figure skaters spin fast? This short article addresses this question.
Make Your Child the Best Figure Skater Possible
This article outlines what parents of young figure skaters must do if they wish to guide their child into becoming the best figure skater possible. This article is for those with Olympic figure skating dreams.
Ice Skating Champions Tai Babilonia and Randy...
Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner began skating together in the 1960s. They continue to be figure skating stars.
Rainbo Sports, Figure Skating Equipment Retailer
Rainbo Sports is a retail company that supports and supplies the needs of figure skaters of all ages and levels.
How to Become a Figure Skating Coach
Many individuals want to teach skating. This article addresses the qualifications needed to coach figure skating.
A Lesson on Forward Crossovers
There are different ways to get the right foot over the left foot. Most beginning skaters will want to place the right foot over the left, which is okay, but as a skater advances, it is better to place the right inside edge next to the other skate's left outside edge, and to then slide the left skate under the right. Page 5.
How To Choreograph Your Own Figure Skating...
You've worked hard on mastering a number of figure skating moves; now it’s time to set a program to music.
Champions: A Love Story
A forgotten figure skating movie is Champions: A Love Story. It was based a bit on a real figure skating tragedy that occurred in the 1970s. A male figure skater was killed when his private plane crashed on his way to the Midwestern Figure Skating Championship. The movie took that story and made a very heartwarming story about a young pair skating team that falls in love.
Ellen Burka - Canadian Figure Skating Coaching...
Ellen Burka is considered one of the most successful figure skating coaches in Canadian figure skating history.
Lake Placid Elite Leather Figure Skates
Lake Placid Elite leather figure skates are a "higher end" version of entry level figure skates. The
Where Do Figure Skaters Buy Figure Skating...
It is not always easy to find figure skating apparel; in fact, to those new to skating, finding skating clothing can be a mystery!
Gracie Gold - US Figure Skating Champion and...
Gracie Gold is the 2012 United States Junior Ladies Champion. In 2013, she earned a spot on the United States World Figure Skating Team by winning the silver medal in the Championship Ladies event at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships.
1988 Olympic Champion Brian Boitano
Brian Boitano won the Olympics in 1988. His signature jump was the Tano triple lutz where he raised his left arm above his head. He was known for almost always skating perfectly.
National Championship for Juvenile and...
Beginning in 2013, Juvenile and Intermediate figure skaters who qualify compete at a competition scheduled in conjunction with the United States National Figure Skating Championships.
Evan Lysacek - Olympic and World Figure Skating...
On February 18, 2010, Evan Lysacek became the 2010 Olympic Figure Skating Champion.
Lutz Jump
Done just like the flip, but the takeoff is from a back outside edge instead of a back inside edge.
Mabel Fairbanks - African American Figure...
Mabel Fairbanks was an African American figure skater and ice skating coach. Her strength and determination paved the way for African Americans and other figure skaters from minority backgrounds to be part of the sport.
Skate Spinner
Skate Spinner is a figure skating training aid that simulates the skating blade on the ice, allowing figure skaters to practice jumps and spins anywhere.
Famous Olympic Ice Dancers
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.
Do a Spiral
Remember to push yourself a bit and practice spirals on both your good and bad feet! Page 4.
Favorite Brands of Figure Skating Pants
In recent years, most figure skaters practice in figure skating pants (in addition to skating dresses). This article lists some of the most popular brands of of figure skating pants.
What Is the U.S. National Figure Skating...
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See Disney's Frozen Performed on Ice Skates
Produced by Feld Entertainment, the Disney On Ice production of “Frozen” is considered the figure skating version of a touring Broadway show.
Figure Skating Secrets for Ice Hockey Players
This article takes some secrets from figure skating and applies them to power hockey skating techniques.
Billy Schneider - Former U.S. Figure Skating...
Billy Schneider is a nine-time U.S. National Competitor in singles, and a U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalist in Figures and Freestyle. He has coached numerous competitive skaters throughout his career, including five U.S. Champions. He is the former chair of the U.S. Figure Skating Technical Panel Committee (TPC). The TPC oversees all International Judging System (US) issues including education, training and official selections for all US Figure Skating championships.
The Hamill Camel: Figure Skater Dorothy...
Dorothy Hamill, the 1976 Olympic Figure Skating Champion, did a trademark move that was known as the Hamill Camel.
Stretching Exercises for Figure Skaters
It is important that figure skaters stretch before and after skating. Stretching daily will make a skater's body more flexible, so the skater will have more power when he or she performs. Stretching also improves a figure skater's posture and decreases chances of injury. This is a short list of recommended stretching exercises for figure skaters.
Before You Decide What Type of Skating You Want...
Figure Skating has four major branches: Singles, Pairs, Dance, and Synchronized Skating.
How To Become an Ice Dancer
There are certain steps involved in becoming an ice dancer. It takes quite a bit of preparation to be able to do free dance, which is what most young skaters interested in ice dancing want to do. Figure skaters must first learn some ice dance basics and master and pass compulsory dance tests. This article explains what is involved.
How to Do a Left Forward Outside Three Turn on...
A three turn is a figure skating turn where a skater turns from forward to backward or backward to forward on one foot. The turn is named three turn because of the pattern left on the ice looks like the number three.
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