figure skating


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figure skating

n.
Ice-skating consisting of one or more planned sequences of required and optional spins, jumps, and dancelike maneuvers, originally consisting of a program in which the skater traced prescribed, usually elaborate figures.

figure skate v.
figure skater n.

figure skating

n
1. (Individual Sports, other than specified) ice skating in which the skater traces outlines of selected patterns
2. (Individual Sports, other than specified) the whole art of skating, as distinct from skating at speed
figure skater n

fig′ure skat`ing


n.
ice skating in which the skater traces intricate patterns on the ice and sometimes executes movements combining athleticism and dance.
[1865–70]
fig′ure skat`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.figure skating - ice skating where the skates trace outlines of selected figuresfigure skating - ice skating where the skates trace outlines of selected figures
ice skating - skating on ice
Translations
krasobruslení
kaunoluistelutaitoluistelu
műkorcsolyázás

figure skating

npattinaggio artistico
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Figure skating taxes the limits of competitors, involving many difficult moves such as jumps and spins, all skillfully coordinated to appear both beautiful and effortless.
Canon will sponsor a total of four International Figure Skating Championships: the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating ChampionshipsA, the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships, and the ISU World Figure Skating Championships.
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In the ladies' singles, Mao Asada of Japan won the 2012 Grand Prix Final of figure skating on Saturday, beating Ashley Wagner of the United States, Akiko Suzuki of Japan, Kiira Korpi of Finland, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia and Christina Gao of United States.
Canon will sponsor a total of four International Figure Skating Championships: the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships, and the ISU World Figure Skating Championships.
Coventry's rink has a proud history with skaters such as nine times British Figure Skating Champion, Jenna McCorkell and the third place runner up of the 2011 British Figure Skating Championships, Philip Harris, having been coached there.
Our show this year is based on music and themes from famous movies and the numbers are inspired by movies such as Madagascar, Spiderman, Pirates of the Caribbean, and also a taste of Bollywood" confirmed Bedo who herself is a former Romanian figure skating champion who competed at European and Olympic championships.
While people have been ice skating for centuries, figure skating in its current form originated in the mid-19th century.
We have been trying to get in touch with as many past members from the South Dumfries Figure Skating Club as possible.
A that she began figure skating at the age of five with the motivation of her family.
But given its necessary nature as a subjective event lacking the simple and reliable mathematics of scorecards and points, recorded times and ticking clocks; figure skating as a sport rests uncertainly close to the haphazard, the accidental, depends on the wildly unreliable eye of performance judgments, that unreliability verified by figure skating's most notorious events of the last decade, the Tonya Harding fiasco and the controversies surrounding the bogus judges at the Salt Lake City Games.
Sarah Daniel won top prize at the Senior Ladies Scottish Figure Skating Championship