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Figure Skating. By Bria Grade 4L. Figure Skating. a sporting event individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other ice skating "moves" often skate to music Figure skating competitions : The World Championships, and the Winter Olympics. . History of Skating.

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Figure Skating

By Bria

Grade 4L


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Figure Skating

  • a sporting event

  • individuals, mixed couples, or groups

  • perform spins, jumps, and other ice skating "moves"

  • often skate to music

  • Figure skating competitions :

  • The World Championships, and the Winter Olympics.


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History of Skating

  • has been around for hundreds of years.

  • Skates were bones to their feet to glide across frozen rivers.

  • Years later, iron and steel blades were then used and skating became a sport.


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Skating Styles

  • Pairs – two people skating together which includes lifts, throws and side-by-side jumps and spins. 

  • Singles - a skater performs a routine that lasts from 1 to 4-1/2 minutes. The routine is made up of jumps, spins, etc., and is usually skated to music. 

  • Synchronized – skating involving more than twelve skaters performing a routine as one unit.


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Skating Tricks

Triple Axel

Triple Loop

Triple Lutz

Triple Sow cow


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Skating Terms

  • AXELS – Requires excellent balance and strength. This jump takes off forward off your left foot (outside edge), rotates one and a half times (540 degrees), and lands on your right foot (outside edge) going backwards.

  • CAMEL SPIN — Skater uses his/her free leg, extended in the air in a position parallel to the ice. The body remains in this "spiral" position while spinning.

  • CROSSOVERS —Skaters cross one foot over the other in order to gain speed. There are forward and backward crossovers.

  • EDGES — The two sides of the skate blade .There is an inside edge — the edge on the inner side of the leg — and an outside edge — that on the outer side of the leg. There is a forward and backward for each edge, equaling four different edges .

  • MOHAWK — A turn from forward to backward (or backward to forward), from one foot to the other, each edge forming parts of the same curve.

  • SALCHOW — A jump taken off from the back inside edge of one foot and landed on the back outside edge of the other foot.

  • SPIRAL — Skater skates a straight line while extending his or her non-skating leg behind them into the air during a long glide.

  • TOE LOOP — A toe-pick assisted jump that takes off and lands on the same back outside edge.


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Bibliography

  • Websites:

    www.skatefaq.com

    www.skatecanada.ca

    www.soyouwanna.com

  • http://www.google.ca/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi&q=

  • Book:

    Figure Skating School by

    Peter Morrissey and James Youra


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