figure skate

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figure skating

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.figure skate - an ice skate worn for figure skating; has a slightly curved blade and a row of jagged points at the front of the blade
ice skate - skate consisting of a boot with a steel blade fitted to the sole
Verb1.figure skate - dance on skates
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
skate - move along on skates; "The Dutch often skate along the canals in winter"
spread-eagle - execute a spread eagle on skates, with arms and legs stretched out
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In addition to providing an historical overview, readers will also become informed concerning the basic needs of the figure skater, skating clubs they can join, ice rinks they can visit, as well as what it's like to figure skate in front of crowds and in competitions.
We need to encourage people to want to figure skate and be part of this sport in the future, not to discourage young people from entering it because they feel like, `What's the point?
Sooner than expected, Arielle got her first pair of figure skates from her supportive parents.