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Dorothy Hamill's Famous Wedge Haircut Photo...
Olympic figure skating champion, Dorothy Hamill, was famous for her wedge haircut.
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.
Olympic Women 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.
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.
Consider Taking the Preliminary Figure Ice...
Taking the Preliminary Figure Test and/or at least learning about that figure test will help a figure skater appreciate and understand what compulsory figures were about and also improve a skater's skating skills.
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.
Figure Skating Costs and Training: Broken Down...
Are you a parent of a young figure skater? Are you interested in getting an idea of how much time and money will go into your child's dream? This article gives estimates of the time and cost of figure skating broken down by skating level.
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.
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 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.
Famous Men Olympic Figure Skaters
This is a list of some of the most famous men in Olympic figure skating history.
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.
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.
About the US Figure Skating Senior Solo Free...
If a figure skater has already passed the US Figure Skating Senior Moves in the Field test and/or the standard or solo pattern dance US Figure Skating Gold Dance test, he or she is eligible to take US Figure Skating's Senior Free Dance test.
Figure Skating Legend Michelle Kwan
Michelle Kwan is considered a figure skating legend and is the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Funny Figure Skating Action Photos
This photo gallery shows some very funny figure photos of elite competitive ice skaters in some very
How to Recognize Olympic Figure Skating Jumps
This list will help spectators recognize the jumps done by Olympic figure skaters.
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.
Music for Figure Skating
Skating to music is a very important part of figure skating. This article will help figure skaters with music selection
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shipstads and Johnson Ice Follies
Shipstads and Johnson Ice Follies was a touring ice skating show that existed from 1936 to 1979.
Train Like an Olympic Figure Skater
All figure skaters can train like Olympians. Here's how!
Famous African American Figure Skaters
There are certain African American figure skaters that should be remembered. This short article highlights some of those skaters.
Compulsory School Figures Return to Figure...
The inaugural 2015 World Figure Championship and Figure Festival will be held from August 25 through August 29, 2015 in Lake Placid, New York, USA.
Pieces of Music Popular in Figure Skating
There are certain pieces of music that are the favorites of figure skaters and ice skating fans.
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.
K12 Distance School Curriculum - An Educational...
K12 is an online distance school curriculum that is very popular among figure skaters. The program was created by William J. Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education and author of The Book of Virtues. Complete grade level packages for Kindergarten through Twelth Grade are available. The computer is a part of the K12 curriculum, but most of the lessons are done using textbooks and workbooks. K12's curriculum is also used in virtual public and private school programs.
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?
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.
Famous Olympic Pair Figure Skaters Everyone...
This is a list of some of the most famous men in Olympic figure skating history.
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.
Ten Basic Figure Skating Steps Every Ice Dancer...
This article lists the basic steps and turns done in ice dancing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Review of EDEA Skates
This article reviews EDEA Skates.
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.
Stars On Ice 2014 Photo Gallery
This photo gallery includes memories from the 2014 Stars on Ice show which featured the bronze medal Team USA Olympic figure skating team and other figure skating champions.
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.
Review of Lessons in Ballet for Figure Skaters...
Ballet instructor, Annette Thomas, has put together an outstanding detailed DVD which is designed to help figure skaters take ballet techniques on and off the ice.
Famous Olympic Figure Skaters
There are many famous figure skaters who have been a part of Olympic ice skating history.
Midori Ito - Japanese & World Figure...
Japanese figure skating legend, Midori Ito, won the the 1989 World Figure Skating Championships and the 1992 Olympic Figure Skating Silver Medal. She was the first female figure skater to land a triple/triple ice skating jump combination and a triple Axel in competition.
Michelle Kwan Falls on the Ice
Michelle Kwan falls during the United States National Figure Skating Championships. Page 9.
Fun Games Figure Skaters Can Play At the...
This article lists some games that can be played on the ice to make skating fun.
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.
The Ice Follies of 1939
The Ice Follies of 1939 is an MGM motion picture. The film's stars include Hollywood legends Joan Crawford and Jimmy Stewart. The 1939 cast of Shipstads and Johnson Ice Follies performed in the movie.
The PIC® Skate
The PIC® Skate is an inline figure skate. Skaters who own this skate say they are able to practice moves that are done on the ice on dry land.
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.
Careers in the Ice Skating Industry
After spending years on the ice, figure skaters may be interested in a career in figure skating. This article lists some careers in the ice skating industry.
Makeup for Figure Skating Competitions
Figure skaters must wear makeup for figure skating competitions and there are some differences on how competition makeup should look and be applied as opposed to regular, everyday makeup. The information in this article is from Nicole Schulz, Independent Consultant, Arbonne International.
One Foot Figure Skating Turns - Ice Skating...
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 To Find a Pair Skating or Ice Dance Partner
This short article gives some ideas about how to go about the difficult task of finding a figure skating partner for either pair skating or ice dancing.
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.
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.
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.
Olympic Ice Skaters Margarita Drobiazko and...
Ice dancers Margarita Drobiazko and Povilas Vanagas of Lithuania fall during the 2006 Winter Olympics. Page 10.
1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team Photos
On February 15, 1961, a tragic plane crash killed all the members of the U.S. Figure Skating Team. Also,
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.
How Do Figure Skaters Spin Fast?
How do figure skaters spin fast? This short article addresses this question.
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.
How To Spin
Learning to spin on ice skates is not easy, but is so much fun!
Types of Figure Skating
Figure Skating has four major branches: Singles, Pairs, Dance, and Synchronized Skating.
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.
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.
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.
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 To Move Forward on Ice Skates
This article will help teach beginning skaters how to move forward on the ice.
Todd Gilles and Jane Summersett - U.S. Ice...
This photo shows U.S. ice dancers, Todd Gilles and Jane Summersett in action. This is an actual move
Ice Dancers Isabelle Delobel and Olivier...
This photo gallery shows some very funny figure photos of elite competitive ice skaters. Page 12.
Freestyle
: In figure skating, the word "Freestyle" has more than one meaning. A freestyle session is a practice
How to Choose an Ice Skating Coach for Figure...
Unlike ballet, dance, or gymnastics, where learning occurs in a group lesson format most of the time, figure skating is mastered through private lessons. So….if you or your child is really interested in mastering figure skating, your first step is to select a private lesson coach.
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.
A List of Ice Skaters From Canada Who Have Left...
This is a list of Canadian figure skaters who have done great things.
Olympic Ice Skaters Federica Faiella and...
Federica Faiella and Massimo Scali of Italy fall during the 2006 Winter Olympics. Page 11.
Pair Skaters Diana Rennik and Aleksei Saks of...
Pair Skaters Diana Rennik and Aleksei Saks of Estonian Fall During Cup of China 2004. Page 12.
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.
How to Do a Basic One Foot Upright Spin On...
Learning to spin on on foot on figure skates may take time and requires much practice.
Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder -...
This photo gallery shows some very funny figure photos of elite competitive ice skaters. Page 13.
Do a Spiral
From a "banana" position, bring your body forward and your free leg up to the same level as your head;
Photos of Famous People in Figure Skating
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters.
Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany
This photo gallery shows some very funny figure photos of elite competitive ice skaters. Page 15.
Review of the Figure Skating Movie "Ice Dreams"
"Ice Dreams" is a Hallmark Channel original television movie that was released in January of 2010. It
Richard Dwyer - "Mr. Debonair" Ice Skating Show...
"Mr. Debonair" Richard Dwyer: Richard Dwyer is one of the most popular ice skating show stars in figure
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.
Kimberly Navarro and Brent Bommentre
This photo gallery shows some very funny figure photos of elite competitive ice skaters. Page 9.
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.
Katherine Copely and Deividas Stagniunas of...
This photo gallery shows some very funny figure photos of elite competitive ice skaters. Page 11.
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.
Waltz Jump
A jump that takes off from a forward outside edge. A half revolution is made in the air, and the skater lands on a back outside edge on the opposite foot.
How to Prepare for the Pre-Preliminary Moves in...
The first "advanced" figure skating test, beyond US Figure Skating's Basic Skills tests, that ice skaters
How To Do a Layback Spin
A layback spin is a beautiful figure skating move. Most ice skaters can master this spin with practice.
Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder of...
This photo gallery shows some very funny figure photos of elite competitive ice skaters. Page 10.
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.
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.
How Often Should Figure Skating Blades Be...
This short article addresses how often a figure skater should sharpen his or her skates.
How to Do Back Crossovers or Cutbacks on Ice...
New ice skaters can't wait to try back crossovers. This step by step tutorial shows some back crossover basics. Page 2.
U.S. Ice Dancers Emily Samuelson and Evan Bates
This photo gallery shows some very funny figure photos of elite competitive ice skaters. Page 14.
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.
Are Figure Skates Allowed As Carry-On Luggage...
If possible, when traveling to figure skating competitions, skaters should carry their skates on the plane as carry-on luggage, but security restrictions vary depending on the airline, airport, and local TSA authorities.
Summer Skating Programs and Camps for Figure...
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.
Review of Disney On Ice: Frozen
Amazing special effects and incredible ice skating make Disney On Ice: Frozen a magical experience for audiences of all ages.
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.
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.
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
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.
An Illustrated History of Figure Skating Clothes
Through the years, figure skating clothes have evolved and changed. Page 5.
How To Find Music For Ice Dancing
This article gives ice dancers some ideas on where and how to purchase ice dance music.
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.
How Do Figure Skaters Qualify for the Winter...
This article explains how figure skaters qualify for the Olympics.
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.
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.
Debi Thomas - African American Figure Skating...
Debi Thomas is the only African American who ever won a medal in the Olympics in figure skating.
Figure Skating Parents Can Be Similar To "Dance...
This article compares the mothers shown on the reality television show
Difference Between a Hockey Skate and a Figure...
What is the difference between a hockey skate and a figure skate?
Laurence Owen - 1961 United States Ladies...
On February 15, 1961, a tragic plane crash killed all the members of the U.S. Figure Skating Team. Also,
About Avanta Figure Skating Boots
Avanta Skating Boots are made from a figure skater's viewpoint and may be lighter, better, and more stylish than some other brands of figure skating boots.
Shattuck-St. Mary's School - A Boarding School...
Shattuck-St. Mary’s School is a boarding school that offers a full-time figure skating program. Top coaches and training are provided to students. The program is college preparatory. Shattuck-St. Mary’s School is the first private boarding school in the United States to offer figure skating training.
All About the Salchow Figure Skating Jump
Find out how to perform the Salchow figure skating jump, along with information on the Salchow inventor, facts, and trivia.
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!
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.
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 Do a Spread Eagle
A spread eagle is a figure skating move where a skater glides on two feet with the toes pointing in opposite directions. The legs are completely straight and spread apart. This step-by-step tutorial gives directions on how to do a spread eagle. Page 2.
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.
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.
What Was a Patch Practice Session Like When Ice...
Figure skating got its name because beautiful designs were skated on clean ice in the shape of a figure eight. These complex designs were called figures and that is why Figure Skating is called FIGURE Skating. In this article, the reader will learn what a figure practice session (patch session) was like.
All About Choctaws and Mohawks
Choctaws and mohawks are ice skating turns where figure skaters turns from either forward to backward or backward to forward.
6.0 Figure Skating Judging System
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Why Tonya Harding Was Banned From U.S. Figure...
Just before the 1994 Olympics, right after a practice session at the United States National Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Michigan, Nancy Kerrigan was attacked and hit hard with a hard object on her knee. The accident made it impossible for her to compete and Tonya Harding won the Championship Ladies event. Shortly after that, it was discovered that Tonya Harding had been part of an alleged conspiracy to hurt Nancy. Tonya was banned from U.S. Figure Skating for life.
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.

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