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Published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 11:29:40 +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...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



How to Recognize Olympic Figure Skating Jumps

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

This list will help spectators recognize the jumps done by Olympic figure skaters.



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

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



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

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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 Ice Skate - Nine Tips for Success

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



21 Movies That Helped Make Figure Skating Popular

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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.



How To Move Forward on Ice Skates

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

This article will help teach beginning skaters how to move forward on the ice.



What to Bring With You When You Go Ice Skating

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



Make Your Child the Best Figure Skater Possible

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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 to Lace Figure Skates Correctly

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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.



Are Rental Ice Skates Okay For Figure Skating?

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



Olympic Women Figure Skaters You Should Know

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



Beginning Ice Skating Lesson - What to Expect

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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.



Famous Men in Olympic Figure Skating

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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.



What Are the Best Favorite Figure Skating Boots...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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.



Am I Too Old to Start Figure Skating?

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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?



Six Stages of a Figure Skater's Skating Life

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



How to Train Like an Olympic Ice Skater

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



How Much Should a Figure Skater Skate?

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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.



Dorothy Hamill's Famous Wedge Haircut Photo...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



Suggested Meal Plan for Figure Skaters

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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.



What is a Figure Skating Training Center?

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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.



10 Types of Figure Skaters

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

There are many different types of people that participate in figure skating. Some skate just for fun or exercise, others work on tests, some do ice dancing, and other skaters compete. This article lists 10 types of figure skaters.



All About the Salchow Figure Skating Jump

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



Get Started Figure Skating

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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.



Some Frequently Asked Questions About Figure...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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.



What Is the Difference Between Ice Dancing and...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



How to Do a Back Spin - A Challenging and...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

This short article is meant to help new figure skaters master the back spin, a very difficult and essential figure skating element.



Understanding Figure Skating Tests and Levels

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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.



Jackson Figure Skates

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

A favorite for figure skaters of all levels, Jackson Skates are reasonably priced and there are so many different models to choose from.



Basic Figure Skating Spins (Techniques and...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

This article lists some of the basic ice skating spins. Many of the spins advanced figure skaters do are variations of the basic figure skating spins listed in this article.



Ten Famous Olympic Pair Figure Skaters Everyone...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



Basic Figure Skating Stops

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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.



Surya Bonaly - Olympic French Figure Skater

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

French figure skater Surya Bonaly became a U.S. citizen in 2004. She is known for being the only skater who can land a back flip on one foot on the ice. She is remembered for being disqualified for doing that move in the 1998 Olympics. Page 19.



Difference Between a Hockey Skate and a Figure...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



Why Is the Backflip Banned in Figure Skating?

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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 Age Can a Child Get Started At Figure...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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.



Famous African American Figure Skaters

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



How To Do a Snowplow Stop

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



Learn to Figure Skate!

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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.



What to Expect At Your First Ice Skating Lesson

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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.



How to Become a Figure Skater

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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.



Glossary of Figure Skating Terms

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

Those new to figure skating have to learn the names of figure skating moves. They also have to understand the different branches of figure skating. This article may help a reader learn some of the facts and terms related to the sport.



Review of American Athletic Entry Level Ice...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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.



Famous Japanese Figure Skaters

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



How Much Do Private Ice Skating Lessons Cost?

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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.



All About the Waltz Jump Figure Skating Move

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

The fun (but graceful) Waltz Jump is inspired by ballet and is one of the first jumps beginners learn.



Waltz Jump

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



What You Need to Know About Mondor Over the...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

Mondor over the boot figure skating tights are ice skating tights that include a built in skate boot cover.



How to Choose an Ice Skating Coach for Figure...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

Unlike ballet, dance, or gymnastics, where learning occurs in a group lesson format most of the time, figure skating is mastered through private lessons. So….if you or your child is really interested in mastering figure skating, your first step is to select a private lesson coach.



Before You Consider Becoming a Figure Skating...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

Before you consider teaching figure skating, there are some things you should know.



About Surya Bonaly - French and European Figure...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

Surya Bonaly won the French national figure skating title nine times, the European figure skating title five times, and she placed second at the world figure skating championships three times. Bonaly is also known for being one of the only ice skaters who can land a back flip on one foot on the ice. She is now an American citizen.



Technical Score

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

At a figure skating competition, each move in an ice skater's program is given a base value. Jumps, spins and footwork all have an assigned level of difficulty. Judges give a



Video of Famous Figure Skaters Performing Back...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

This video includes clips of famous figure skaters throughout ice skating history doing back flips on the ice.



Donald Jackson - 1962 World Figure Skating...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

Donald Jackson won the men's title at the 1962 World Figure Skating Champioships. Page 20.



When Russian Figure Skaters Reigned

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



Making Sense of the New Figure Skating Judging...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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.



Ten Thngs Every Figure Skater Needs to Pack...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



How To Choreograph Your Own Figure Skating...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



How to Do a Basic One Foot Upright Spin On...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

Learning to spin on on foot on figure skates may take time and requires much practice.



Benefits of Ice Skating for Kids and Adults

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



A List of Ice Skaters From Canada Who Have Left...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

This is a list of Canadian figure skaters who have done great things.



Review of Jackson Softec Figure Skates

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

Softec figure skates make it possible to skate for hours in a comfortable boot.



Nine Things You Should Know About Sharpening...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

This article gives some figure skating blade sharpening basics and tips.



A Figure Skater's Practice List

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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.



Exercises to Help Figure Skaters Do Sit Spins

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



How To Fall and Get Up on Figure Skates

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

Knowing how to fall and get up correctly on skates is very important for all figure skaters.



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

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



Figure Skating Costs and Training: Broken Down...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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.



A Brief Summary of the History of Ice Skating...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

Figure skating attire has certainly changed and improved. Skaters once skated in materials that did not stretch. Learn more about the history of ice skating clothes in this article.



Figure Skating Teaches Life Lessons

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

Those who participate in figure skating learn about dedication, hard work, good sportsmanship, and how to perform.



How To Do Forward Crossovers On Figure Skates

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



How to Audition for Disney on Ice

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

This article will help those interested in skating and performing in Disney On Ice to prepare to audition for the show.



Nine Male Figure Skaters Who Were Watched at...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

This is a list of some of the male figure skaters to watch during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.



Figure Skating Romances and Marriages

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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.



Types of Figure Skating

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



How to Do a One Foot Glide on Ice Skates

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

Gliding forward on one foot on ice skates is a basic move that all figure skaters and ice hockey players must learn and master. This short tutorial will help new ice skaters master this move.



How To Fall On the Ice Without Getting Hurt

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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.



Fun Games Figure Skaters Can Play At the...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

This article lists some games that can be played on the ice to make skating fun.



Footwork Sequences for All Figure Skaters

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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.



Review of Lake Placid Elite Leather Figure Skates

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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Ten Things You May Not Know About The World of...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in the world of figure skating? This is a list of some of the things about the sport that ice skating fans may not know about the figure skating world.



Favorite Gifts for Ice Skaters

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



Five Basic Ice Skating Skills

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

Mastering the five basic ice skating skills listed in this article will make your trip to the ice skating rink more enjoyable.



1961 U.S. World Figure Skating Team Photos

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

On February 15, 1961, a tragic plane crash killed all the members of the U.S. Figure Skating Team. Also,



Figure Skating Legend Michelle Kwan

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

Michelle Kwan is considered a figure skating legend and is the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history.



Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov - Olympic...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

Russian pair skaters Gordeeva and Grinkov won virtually every competition they entered. They won the Olympics in both 1988 and in 1994. They began skating together as children and married in 1991. Sergei died suddenly in 1995. Ekaterina Gordeeva continues to perform.



How To Do Back Wiggles On Ice Skates

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



Answers to Five Interesting Ice Skating Questions

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

Five questions about ice skating were sent to About.com's Figure Skating Expert JO ANN Schneider Farris from a student who was doing a research project on ice skating. The answers to that student's questions are included in this article.



Do You Know Your Figure Skating History?

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



Madge Syers to Adelina Sotnikova: Women's...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

This is a list of the women who won gold in figure skating at the Winter Olympic Games.



How Do Figure Skaters Qualify for the Winter...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

This article explains how figure skaters qualify for the Olympics.



How to Teach Beginning Group Tot Figure Skating...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

A young child's first time on the ice needs to be fun, but also productive. This article gives ideas on how to teach beginning group tot figure skating lessons.



Figure Skating Jobs and Careers in the Ice...

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

After spending years on the ice, figure skaters may be interested in a career in figure skating. This article lists some careers in the ice skating industry.



Dip

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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!



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

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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.



Figure Skating Turns Choctaws and Mohawks

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



How to Spin on Figure Skates

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

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



Paul Wylie, Olympic Figure Skater Profile

2016-12-04T11:29:40Z

Paul Wylie is the 1992 Olympic Men's Figure Skating Silver Medalist.