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free skating

n.
Freestyle figure skating, often performed to music.

free skate n. & v.
free skater n.

free skating

n
(Ice Skating) either the short programme of specified movements or the long programme chosen by a skater in a figure-skating competition
Translations
تَزَلُّج حُر على الجَليد
volná jízda
friløb
szabadkorcsolyázás
voľná jazda
serbest buz pateni yarışması

free

(friː) adjective
1. allowed to move where one wants; not shut in, tied, fastened etc. The prison door opened, and he was a free man.
2. not forced or persuaded to act, think, speak etc in a particular way. free speech; You are free to think what you like.
3. (with with) generous. He is always free with his money/advice.
4. frank, open and ready to speak. a free manner.
5. costing nothing. a free gift.
6. not working or having another appointment; not busy. I shall be free at five o'clock.
7. not occupied, not in use. Is this table free?
8. (with of or from) without or no longer having (especially something or someone unpleasant etc). She is free from pain now; free of charge.
verbpast tense, past participle freed
1. to make or set (someone) free. He freed all the prisoners.
2. (with from or of) to rid or relieve (someone) of something. She was able to free herself from her debts by working at an additional job.
ˈfreedom noun
the state of not being under control and being able to do whatever one wishes. The prisoner was given his freedom.
ˈfreely adverb
1. in a free manner. to give freely to charity; to speak freely.
2. willingly; readily. I freely admit it was my fault.
Freefone® noun
(also freephone ; American toll-free number) a telephone number of a business or an organization that can be used free of charge by their customers etc; the system giving this service.
ˌfree-for-ˈall noun
a contest, debate etc in which anyone can take part.
ˈfreehand adjective, adverb
(of a drawing etc) (done) without any instruments (eg a ruler) to guide the hand.
ˈfreehold adjective
(of land, property etc) belonging completely to the owner, not just for a certain time.
ˈfreelance noun, adjective
(of or done by) a person who is working on his own, not for any one employer. a freelance journalist; freelance work.
verb
to work in this way. He is freelancing now.
Freepost noun
a system in Britain in which a business or an organization pays the cost of the post sent to it.
free ˈskating noun
a free style in ice-skating competitions.
free speech
the right to express an opinion freely. I believe in free speech.
free trade
trade with foreign countries without customs duties, taxes etc.
ˈfreeway noun
a motorway.
ˌfreeˈwheel verb
to travel (downhill) on a bicycle, in a car etc without using mechanical power.
free will
the ability to choose and act freely. He did it of his own free will.
a free hand
freedom to do whatever one likes. He gave her a free hand with the servants.
set free
to make (someone) free. The soldiers set the terrorists' prisoners free.
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45 points in the free skating program would mean she will also break her overall personal best of 191.
Martinez clinched the silver medal in the men's short program and free skating in last year's SEA Games in Malaysia.
There was free skating on offer, youngsters had the chance to meet Santa in his grotto as well as characters from Paw Patrol and take part in games including beat the goalie.
A third rink at Centennial Park is for free skating only.
Some of her success includes: Wembley 1962 as a member of the Ice Dancing and Figure Skating Club - she won the Junior Free Skating Competition; in 1964 she won the Cannon Trophy in Birmingham and came second in the Junior British Figure Skating Championship in the same year; she was second in the Altrincham Open Ladies in 1965; in 1966 she won the Humphrey Senior Trophy and was also asked to take part in the World Cup celebrations of that year.
The Make Your Move on Monday's scheme, funded by the National Lottery and Stockton Public Health is providing free skating for women aged 14+ on Mondays between 7.
The free event is open to the public with free skating all day.
In the ladies preliminary free skating, Jade Watson came second out of 20 skaters, while Lauren Davies came fth in the girls preliminary free skating.
The 20-year-old from Malmo, the first Norwegian to qualify for figure skating in the Olympics since 1964, advanced to the free skating final after the short programme.
Free Skating Sponsored by BayState Savings Bank, 1-5 p.