Figure SkatingThursday January 30 By Meeyah Eric Radford and Megan Duhamel are skating partners.
History of figure skating Figure skating is the oldest discipline in the Olympic winter games. As far back 1908, figure skating competitions were included in the Antwerp games.
2 facts • Figure skating is the first game of the winter Olympic sports • A standard skating rink is about 30 by 60 meters in size, with plastic and sliding boards.
equipment • Custom-made boots are made out of thick and stiff leather, with extra laces and a long tongue, which provides the ankle with both flexibility and support usually made to the individual order for the skater.