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Jo Ann Schneider Farris

Updated Articles and Resources

By Jo Ann Schneider Farris

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Is Pair Figure Skating for You? Created: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Are you a figure skater interested in becoming a pair skater? This article gives some basics on what to consider and how to get started.
    • Review of "Sequins and Scandals" - Essays About Figure Skating by M.G. Piety Created: Friday, July 18, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      M.G. Piety, an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has put together a series of outspoken and intellectual philosophical essays about the figure skating world.
    • What Makes a Great Recreational and/or Social Ice Dancer? Created: Monday, July 14, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      This article explains what makes a great social and/or recreational ice dancer.
    • Mao Asada - Olympic Silver Medalist & World and Japanese Figure Skating Champion Created: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Mao Asada is a three-time world figure skating champion. She is also the 2010 Olympic Ladies Figure Skating Silver Medalist.
    • How to Become a Figure Skating Ice Dance Choreographer Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      This article gives steps and suggestions that may help a figure skater achieve the goal and dream of becoming an ice dancing figure skating choreographer.
    • Bullying of Figure Skaters Can Continue Into Adult Life Created: Monday, August 15, 2011 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      I've wanted to pretend that bullying doesn't exist in the ice skating world, but it is truly a reality in our sport. What can be done to stop it?
    • Could Your Life Be a Television Reality Show About Figure Skating? Created: Thursday, December 20, 2012 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      What could be better than a very informative show that showed a real figure skating family?
    • What Is the Difference Between Olympic Pair Skating and Olympic Ice Dancing? Created: Sunday, March 02, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      It is obvious that both pair skating and ice dancing require excellent figure skating skills and athleticism, but what is the difference?
    • Video of Le Patin Libre - Creative Inline Figure Skating Created: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Le Patin Libre, based in Montréal, Canada, is modern figure skating dance company which was founded in 2005. The group, made up of high level figure skaters, uses athleticism and free expression on ice skates and off the ice on inline figure skates.
    • Summary of the 2014 World Figure Skating Championships Created: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Japan's figure skaters seemed to shine at the 2014 World Figure Skating Championships which took place in their own country last week.  In addition, the
    • The GRIT Skate Bag Holds Everything a Figure Skater Might Need Created: Saturday, July 20, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      When I was a child, my brother, sister, and I headed for the ice rink every morning carrying suitcases.  Inside those suitcases we fit two
    • Can You Imagine Figure Skaters Without Tights? Created: Thursday, August 15, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Figure skating tights are an essential and standard ice skating accessory that are always worn under ice skating dresses and skirts.   Tights have improved
    • How Much Do Private Ice Skating Lessons Cost? Created: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      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 fe...
    • High Cost of Figure Skating Solutions Created: Sunday, July 06, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Do you have ideas on how to make figure skating affordable? Share your thoughts.
    • The Way Figure Skating Is Paid For Must Change! Created: Sunday, July 06, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014
      Figure skating is a very expensive sport. This article proposes a solution that could possibly make figure skating affordable and keep more ice skaters in the sport.
    • Team Teaching Created: Sunday, October 31, 2010 Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014
      Some figure skaters have several coaches. More than one person has a say in a figure skater's development and training. A "team of coaches" work together. Off-ice trainers may also be part of the team.
    • Is There More to Life Than Olympic Figure Skating? Created: Friday, July 04, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      After the XXII Olympic Winter Games ended, those who watched can't help but wonder what will come next in the lives of the figure skaters that competed in Sochi. What happens now? Is there more in life than Olympic figure skating?
    • Suggested Meal Plan for Figure Skaters Created: Monday, July 06, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      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.
    • Figure Skating Legend Michelle Kwan Created: Friday, September 01, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Michelle Kwan is considered a figure skating legend and is the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history.
    • How To Do an Axel Created: Monday, May 05, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      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.
    • Before You Skate in the Summer Created: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Summer is a great time to put in extra hours on the ice. Most ice arenas set up summer skating programs that will keep figure skaters cool and busy. Some facilities offer special figure skating classes and off-ice classes for skaters.
    • What Is an Ina Bauer? Created: Saturday, October 17, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      An Ina Bauer is considered one of the most beautiful moves in figure skating. The move was invented by German figure skating champion Ina Bauer in the late 1950s.
    • Behind every great Figure Skater is an awesome Dad with an empty wallet Created: Sunday, June 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Every figure skater must have a supportive parent who pays for the high costs related to figure skating.
    • Favorite Gifts for Ice Skaters Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      This is a short list of recommended gifts that can be given to those who love figure skating.
    • Natalia Mishkutenok and Artur Dmitriev Created: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Natalia Mishkutenok and Artur Dmitriev are the 1992 Olympic pair skating champions. They competed together before, during, and after the breakup of the Soviet Union, During their time together, t...
    • Ice Skating Rinks In Southern California Created: Monday, October 08, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      There are several indoor ice skating rinks in southern California.
    • How to Be a Figure Skating Parent Created: Sunday, August 22, 2010 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Being the parent of a figure skater is a very hard job. There many things a parent of a figure skater must do. This short article outlines some of those things.
    • Ten Things You May Not Know About World Figure Skating Champion Patrick Chan Created: Saturday, November 16, 2013 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Canadian figure skating champion Patrick Chan is the 2011, 2012, and 2013 world figure skating champion and may be the favorite to win gold at the 2014 Sochi, Russia Winter Olympic Games.
    • How To Get Along With a Pair Skating Partner or an Ice Dance Partner Created: Saturday, September 05, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Some people say that figure skating partnerships are like marriages. There is a difference though. Marriages are commitments for life, while figure skating partnerships are temporary and also are...
    • Figure Skating Competition Checklist Created: Friday, January 21, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      There are several things figure skaters must do to prepare for ice skating competitions. Some of these things include joining a figure skating club, paying for extra practice ice time, paying for ...
    • Ice Dancing Created: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Learn what ice dancing is all about and how it differs from traditional figure skating.
    • Alexei Mishin and "Mishin's Magic Vest" Created: Saturday, July 21, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Alexei Mishin is Russian figure skating champion and the coach of 2006 Olympic Figure Skatign Champion Evgeni Plushenko and other ice skating champions. This article profiles Alexei Mishin and his ...

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