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About.com Figure Skating: Most Popular Articles



These articles are the most popular over the last month.



Published: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:24:35 +0000

 



Beginning Ice Skating Lesson

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There are certain things new skaters learn in beginning ice skating lessons. This article lists and describes those things.



Basic Figure Skating Jumps That Ice Skaters...

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

There are certain jumps that all ice skaters learn and that figure skating fans should try to recognize.



Glossary of Figure Skating Terms

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z




21 Movies That Helped Make Figure Skating Popular

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

A list of more than twenty movies about figure skating that have helped increase skating's popularity and visibility, and might make you laugh or cry.



Am I Too Old to Start Figure Skating?

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

When is it too late to begin figure skating? If a skater begins skating as a teen or after he or she is eighteen years old, is it too late to become a serious competitive figure skater? Is it possible to learn double and triple jumps as a young adult?



Why Is the Backflip Banned in Figure Skating?

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

The backflip is considered an illegal figure skating move. It can be done in exhibitions and in professional competitions but not in the Olympics.



What to Bring With You When You Go Ice Skating

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

This is a list of the things you need to bring when you go ice skating.



How to Choose and Buy Ice Skates for Figure...

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

This article will help figure skaters of all abilities decide how to purchase the correct figure skates appropriate for their age, skating level, and need.



How to Buy Your First Pair of Skates for Figure...

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

This article will help a new or prospective figure skater purchase his or her first pair of skates.



Make Your Child the Best Figure Skater Possible

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

This article outlines what parents of young figure skaters must do if they wish to guide their child into becoming the best figure skater possible. This article is for those with Olympic figure skating dreams.



How Much Should a Figure Skater Skate?

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Many people that enter figure skating don't know how often an ice skater needs to skate to improve. This short article will help answer that concern.



Suggested Meal Plan for Figure Skaters

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Figure skaters of all ages must eat a healthy and balanced diet. Eating right should begin when ice skaters are young. This article includes a suggested meal plan figure skaters.



How to Train Like an Olympic Ice Skater

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

From practicing and training, to eating and competitions, all figure skaters can train like Olympians. Here's how!



Beginning Ice Skating Lesson - What to Expect

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Are you signing up kids for a first ice-skating class? Here's what they will likely learn and do in that first group lesson.



How to Lace Figure Skates Correctly

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Lacing figure skates correctly will make the ice skating experience more enjoyable. Correct lacing of figure skates is very important and must be done a certain way.






Six Stages of a Figure Skater's Skating Life

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Every individual who figure skates lives a "skating life." For most figure skaters, that life spans a



Olympic Women Figure Skaters You Should Know

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

This article lists some of the most famous women in Olympic figure skating history.



How to Ice Skate - Nine Tips for Success

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Do you want to ice skate? This short article gives ice skating basics so you can get started.






What Is the Difference Between Ice Dancing and...

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Ice dancing, at one time, resembled ballroom dancing on the ice, but has become more and more athletic.



Are Rental Ice Skates Okay For Figure Skating?

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

When should a figure skater stop using rental skates? Are rental skates okay at all? This article addresses this issue.



Understanding Figure Skating Tests and Levels

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

The figure skating test structure may be confusing to those new to ice skating. This article outlines and explains figure skating tests and skating levels.



Exercises to Help Figure Skaters Do Sit Spins

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Figure skaters should do exercises on and off the ice to help strengthen their legs when they do sit spins.



Learn to Figure Skate!

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

There are many moves figure skaters must master. This article includes links to lessons on falling and getting up on skates, how to stop, how to skate forward, and how to spin and jump.



A Figure Skater's Practice List

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Most young figure skaters have a difficult time figuring out what to practice during freestyle practice sessions. This is a recommended practice plan for an ice skater who is able to do basic figure skating skills.



What is a Figure Skating Training Center?

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

A figure skating training center is more than just an ordinary ice skating rink. It is a place where many hours are devoted to figure skating. Usually, training centers have at least two ice sheets, many top coaches, off-ice training, and special programs geared towards creating figure skating champions.



Some Frequently Asked Questions About Figure...

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Most figure skating coaches recommend blades for their students that they used when they skated. The problem with this is that no one knows why they picked a certain blade in the first place. The goal of this article is to help those new to figure skating understand ice skating blades.



Famous Men in Olympic Figure Skating

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Learn about some of the most famous men in Olympic figure skating history, from 1908 champion Ulrich Salchow to modern day stars like Evan Lysacek.



Footwork Sequences for All Figure Skaters

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

When figure skaters put a series of turns and steps together, they are doing footwork. The possibilities are endless. This article lists some suggested footwork sequences that can be skated by a figure skater who can do most ice skating turns and steps.



Ten Famous Olympic Pair Figure Skaters Everyone...

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

This is a list of some of the most famous men in Olympic figure skating history.



Figure Skating Turns Choctaws and Mohawks

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Choctaws and mohawks are ice skating turns where figure skaters turns from either forward to backward or backward to forward.



Famous Japanese Figure Skaters

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

This is a list of some of the best figure skaters in Japanese history.



How To Do a Snowplow Stop

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Stopping on the ice is essential for every figure skater. This is the first and easiest stop a skater must master.



The PIC Skate for Dry Land Figure Skating Review

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

The PIC Skate is an inline figure skate. Skaters who own this skate say they are able to practice moves that are done on the ice on dry land.



What Are the Best Favorite Figure Skating Boots...

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

This is a list of the favorite figure skating boots & blades used by figure skaters. If you buy a new or used boot & blade, look for one of these brands.



All About the Salchow Figure Skating Jump

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Find out how to perform the Salchow figure skating jump, along with information on the Salchow inventor, facts, and trivia.



Get Started Figure Skating

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Getting started in figure skating is simple. Most ice arenas offer weekly group lessons that usually run from six to twelve weeks. These group lessons cover many figure skating basics.



Review of Snow White Inline Figure Skates

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Snow White Skates are one of the most popular brands of inline figure skates.



Why and How Figure Skaters Should Work Out Off...

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

How off-ice workouts can strengthen, hone, and prepare the body for the demands of figure skating..



What to Expect At Your First Ice Skating Lesson

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

This article describes what can be expected on the first day of a group ice skating lesson series for beginners including what to wear and exercises.



Six Ways to Make Ice Skating Fun

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When Russian Figure Skaters Reigned

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Russian figure skaters have dominated the ice skating world since the mid-1960s.



Making Sense of the New Figure Skating Judging...

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

There is a new judging system for figure skating, called the ISU Judging System, that was implemented shortly after the 2002 Olympics. There are several officials invloved with this new judging system. What each figure skating official does is explained in this article. Also, a short explanation of the new system of scoring is summarized.



Figure Skating Costs and Training: Broken Down...

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Are you a parent of a young figure skater? Are you interested in getting an idea of how much time and money will go into your child's dream? This article gives estimates of the time and cost of figure skating broken down by skating level.



Ten Thngs Every Figure Skater Needs to Pack...

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

This article lists ten essential things that need to be packed in a figure skater's skate bag.



Stretching Exercises for Figure Skaters

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

It is important that figure skaters stretch before and after skating. Stretching daily will make a skater's body more flexible, so the skater will have more power when he or she performs. Stretching also improves a figure skater's posture and decreases chances of injury. This is a short list of recommended stretching exercises for figure skaters.



Dorothy Hamill's Famous Wedge Haircut Photo...

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

This photo gallery includes photos of 1976 Olympic Figure Skating Champion Dorothy Hamill wearing her






One Foot Figure Skating Turns - Ice Skating...

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Every figure skating turn has a name. When a figure skater turns from forward to backward or from backward to forward on one foot, he could be doing a three turn, a bracket, a counter, or a rocker. Each turn is slightly different.



What Age Can a Child Get Started At Figure...

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

This article gives advice on how and when a parent should get a child started at figure skating. Also, what to expect from tot group ice skating lessons is outlined and discussed.



How to Wear Your Hair for Figure Skating

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

In addition to wearing proper ice skating clothes, a figure skater must make sure his or her hair looks nice. A nice hairstyle will make most figure skaters skate better.






Successful Russian/Soviet Figure Skating Coaches

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Russian and Soviet figure skating techniques have had a tremendous impact in the ice skating world. This article lists some of the best Russian and Soviet figure skating coaches.



How to Become a Figure Skater

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Do you want to get an idea of what's involved in becoming a figure skater? Before you begin to skate, there are things you should know.



Figure Skaters Need Ballet Training

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Every figure skater must have training in ballet. Ballet gives figure skaters the basics they need to control their bodies.



Benefits of Ice Skating for Kids and Adults

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Ice skating can be enjoyed by people of all ages. This article outlines the joys and benefits of the sport.






Edge

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Ice skates have inside edges and outside edges. Stand with your feet parallel. Press your feet to the outside. These are outside edges. Now, press your feet to the inside. You are on inside edges.



Figure Skating Romances and Marriages

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Figure skating seems to be a great place for romance. Several skaters have met at the rink and have had romances. This is a list of just some skating related romances and marriages.



How to Spin on Figure Skates

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Learning to spin on ice skates is not easy, but is so much fun!



How to Dress for Ice Skating

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Dressing properly for skating helps most figure skaters skate better. This short article gives information on how to dress for figure skating competitions, exhibitions, tests, and performances.



Simple Figure Skating Toe Jumps

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How To Do Forward Crossovers On Figure Skates

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

This article gives instruction on how to do forward crossovers on figure skates.



How To Choreograph Your Own Figure Skating...

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

You've worked hard on mastering a number of figure skating moves; now it’s time to set a program to music.



Do You Know Your Figure Skating History?

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

This article includes some excellent questions and answers about the history of figure skating.






How To Do Back Wiggles On Ice Skates

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Doing a back wiggle on ice skates is fun and will also boost a new skater's confidence.



How Much Do Private Ice Skating Lessons Cost?

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

The cost of private figure skating instruction can vary, but in almost all instances, the skater must be aware that he or she must pay the rink for admission and ice time and also pay a separate fee to the figure skating coach for the lesson.



Basic Figure Skating Stops

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Stopping on the ice is done by scraping the flat part of the blade across the ice. Pressure is put on the scraping foot, and the friction created on the ice causes a stop. This article lists the basic stops done by figure skaters.



How to Do a Left Forward Outside Three Turn on...

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

A three turn is a figure skating turn where a skater turns from forward to backward or backward to forward on one foot. The turn is named three turn because of the pattern left on the ice looks like the number three.



Famous African American Figure Skaters

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

There are certain African American figure skaters that should be remembered. This short article highlights some of those skaters.



What Does It Mean When a Figure Skater Pops a...

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Sometimes, when a figure skater attempts to do a double, triple, or quadriple jump, he or she abandons the jump by not rotating and opens up in the air. He or she gives up on completing the jump and usually lands on two feet. This is called popping which is considered a very bad habit.



How Do Figure Skaters Qualify for the Winter...

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

This article explains how figure skaters qualify for the Olympics.



Grit Figure Skating Bag Review

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

The Grit figure skating bag's tower design keeps skaters organized.



Scratch Spin

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

The scratch spin is done in an upright spin where the free leg is crossed over the skating knee and then pushed down towards the ice. As the arms are pulled in, a blur effect can be achieved if the spin is done fast. It is the most popular spin among figure skaters.



How To Fall On the Ice Without Getting Hurt

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

No one wants to fall while ice skating, but if you are going to skate, you are going to fall. How can a figure skater, especially an adult who doesn't want to fall, fall safely? This article addresses this issue.



Jackson Figure Skates

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z




Types of Figure Skating

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Figure Skating has four major branches: Singles, Pairs, Dance, and Synchronized Skating.



Difference Between a Hockey Skate and a Figure...

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

What is the difference between a hockey skate and a figure skate?






Waltz Jump

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Russian born Larisa Gendernalik is not only a figure skating coach, but the artist of impressive figure skating drawings and paintings. Page 36.



All About Death Spirals

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

A death spiral is a beautiful and dramatic pair skating move.



How to Do a Right Forward Outside Bracket...

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

A bracket turn is done in footwork sequences and is also a required turn in certain figure skating tests, in ice dances, and in synchronized skating.



Review of EDEA Skates

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

This article reviews EDEA Skates.



What Extra Fees Do Figure Skating Coaches Charge?

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

When a coach takes a child to an ice skating competition or event, there are fees for taking care of the student and for expenses.



Girls Usually Wear White Figure Skates and Boys...

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

It may seem obvious, but not all people new to figure skating know what color of skates to buy.



Dip

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

The skater skates forward or backward on two feet and squats down as far as possible. The arms and rear should be level. This is a great exercise to get the knees going!



What is the Difference Between Ice Skating...

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

There are two different figure skating associations in the United States: Ice Skating Institute (ISI) and US Figure Skating (USFS). What are the differences?



Toe Loop Figure Skating Jump Technique

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

A toe loop is a figure skating jump that is done with a toe assist.






Review of American Athletic Entry Level Ice...

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

The American Athletic brand of figure skates are inexpensive entry level ice skates that can be purchased at most major sporting goods stores. This article reviews the product.



How to Do a Spread Eagle on Figure Skates

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

A spread eagle is a figure skating move where a skater glides on two feet with the toes pointing in opposite directions. The legs are completely straight and spread apart. This step-by-step tutorial gives directions on how to do a spread eagle.



All About Figure Skating Spirals

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

A spiral is a figure skating move which is based on the classic arabesque position from ballet. The basic forward spiral is performed while a skater glides forward on one foot with the chest facing towards the ice and with the free leg stretched back.






10 Figure Skaters Who Have Died of AIDS

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

Several elite figure skaters have died of AIDS related complications. This is a list of some of those skaters.



Are Figure Skates Allowed As Carry-On Luggage...

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

If possible, when traveling to figure skating competitions, skaters should carry their skates on the plane as carry-on luggage, but security restrictions vary depending on the airline, airport, and local TSA authorities.






Favorite Gifts for Ice Skaters

2017-01-18T11:24:35Z

This is a short list of recommended gifts that can be given to those who love figure skating.