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About.com Figure Skating: Most Popular Articles



These articles are the most popular over the last month.



Published: Sun, 12 Mar 2017 11:43:02 +0000

 



21 Movies That Helped Make Figure Skating Popular

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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.



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...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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



How To Do an Axel Figure Skating Jump

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

The Axel jump may be the hardest jump for many figure skaters. Once ice skaters master the Axel, the double jumps come quickly. This short article outlines some steps that will help a figure skater master an Axel jump.



Glossary of Figure Skating Terms

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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.



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

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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.



Olympic Women Figure Skaters You Should Know

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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



How to Train Like an Olympic Ice Skater

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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



Ten Famous Olympic Pair Figure Skaters Everyone...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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



What to Bring With You When You Go Ice Skating

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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



All About the Salchow Figure Skating Jump

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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



How to Do a One Foot Glide on Ice Skates

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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 Buy Your First Pair of Skates for Figure...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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



Suggested Meal Plan for Figure Skaters

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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.



All About the Waltz Jump Figure Skating Move

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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



12 Popular Summer Skating Programs and Camps...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

Figure skaters can go to camp during the summer. Many week-long, overnight, and day camps for ice skaters are available at figure skating training centers throughout the United States.



How Much Should a Figure Skater Skate?

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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.



Waltz Jump

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



Am I Too Old to Start Figure Skating?

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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?



How to Lace Figure Skates Correctly

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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.



Do You Know Your Figure Skating History?

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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



What to Expect At Your First Ice Skating Lesson

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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.



Basic Figure Skating Spins (Techniques and...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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.



What are the 5 Components in Figure Skating...

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At figure skating competitions, scores are given for technical elements and points are also awarded for program components. The total score given to figure skaters for the program components is called the component score. The judges give points on a scale from 0 to 10 for program components.



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

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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.



Beginning Ice Skating Lesson - What to Expect

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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.



Dorothy Hamill's Famous Wedge Haircut Photo...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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



Review of Harlick Figure Skating Boots

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

A skater can't go wrong if he or she purchases a Harlick boot. Both custom and stock boots are available.



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

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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



What Are the Best Favorite Figure Skating Boots...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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.



Sonja Henie - Olympic Figure Skating Champion

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Sonja Henie is considered a figure skating legend and is also considered the first ice skating celebrity. She won gold at three different Olympics and is known for bringing ballet to the ice.



Skating Inventor Nick Perna Talks About His...

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Are Rental Ice Skates Okay For Figure Skating?

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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



Get Started Figure Skating

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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.



About Hydroblading Figure Skating Moves

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Hydroblading is gliding on deep edges with the bodies stretched in a very low position that is almost parallel to the ice.



How to Become a Figure Skater

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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.



1976 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

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At the 1976 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships, amateur photographer, LeRoy Miltner, took some photos as the skaters that qualified for the Olympics were introduced to the audience. The photos were misplaced until Thanksgiving of 2007. Mr. Miltner found the photos and is excited to now share them with About.com's readers. Page 12.



Making Sense of the New Figure Skating Judging...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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.



How to Ice Skate - Nine Tips for Success

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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



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

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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.



Jackson Figure Skates

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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



How to Be a Figure Skating Parent

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

Being the parent of a figure skater is a very hard job. There many things a parent of a figure skater must do. This short article outlines some of those things.



Understanding Figure Skating Tests and Levels

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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.



How To Take Care of Your Figure Skates

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

There are some guidelines to follow regarding the care of figure skates.



Remembering British Olympic Ice Dancing...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean won the Olympics in ice dancing in 1984. They are considered figure skating legends.



What Is the Difference Between Ice Dancing and...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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



Review of EDEA Skates

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

This article reviews EDEA Skates.



Footwork Sequences for All Figure Skaters

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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.



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

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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



The Figure Skating Competition Season Begins...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

In the United States, the figure skating competition season begins in the fall with regional figure skating competitions which usually take place in October of each year.



Famous Japanese Figure Skaters

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



About the 6.0 Figure Skating Judging System

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Kim Yu-Na - Olympic and World Figure Skating...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

Korean figure skating champion Kim Yu-Na is the 2009 Four Continents Figure Skating Champion and the 2009 World Figure Skating Champion. On February 25, 2010, she won the Olympic figure skating title.



Free Foot, Leg, Hip, and Arm and Skating Foot,...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

The terms free foot, free leg, free hip, free arm, skating foot, skating leg, skating hip, and skating arm are used in figure skating.



How To Choreograph Your Own Figure Skating...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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



Benefits of Ice Skating for Kids and Adults

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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



Figure Skating Romances and Marriages

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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.



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

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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.



Dip

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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!



How to Guide a Young Child Towards Becoming a...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

This article outlines what parents of young figure skaters must do if they wish to see their child become a figure skating champion. Olympic figure skating coach, Tom Zakrajsek, gives his advice.



Some Frequently Asked Questions About Figure...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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 Age Can a Child Get Started At Figure...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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 Dress for Ice Skating

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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.



Why Is the Backflip Banned in Figure Skating?

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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



Learn to Figure Skate!

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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.



Review of American Athletic Entry Level Ice...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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 Wear Your Hair for Figure Skating

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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.



How Did the Sport Known as Figure Skating Get...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

Years ago, beautiful designs were skated on clean ice in the shape of a figure eight. These designs were called figures and that is why Figure Skating is called FIGURE Skating! All figure skaters practiced figures for hours each day and before doing jumps and spins, every competitor in figure skating first had to compete in a figure event. Figure events were eliminated from official competitions in the 1990s. I miss figures, do you?



Review of Jackson Freestyle Skates

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

The Jackson Freestyle boot and blade combination figure skate is a good choice for ice skaters who are beginning to master single jumps, double jumps, and most spins. The price is reasonable and the quality of the boot is a good choice for many figure skaters.



How to Become a Figure Skating Coach

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

Many individuals want to teach skating. This article addresses the qualifications needed to coach figure skating.



About Shizuka Arakawa Japan's First Ladies...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

Shizuka Arakawa is the 2006 Olympic Figure Skating Champion. She is Japan's first ever ladies figure skating Olympic Champion.



How to Do a Spread Eagle on Figure Skates

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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.



Edge

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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.



Ten Thngs Every Figure Skater Needs to Pack...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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



Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov - Olympic...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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.



What is a Figure Skating Training Center?

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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.



When Russian Figure Skaters Reigned

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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



About Synchronized Skating

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

Synchronized skating consists of a group of about twelve to twenty figure skaters skating on the ice at one time. They work together as one unit. A synchronized skating team performs a program set to music.



Scratch Spin

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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 Do a Camel Spin

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

A camel spin is a figure skating spin that is done with the same body position as the spiral (arabesque). This tutorial shows the basic steps required to do a camel spin.



Where Do Figure Skaters Buy Figure Skating...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

It is not always easy to find figure skating apparel; in fact, to those new to skating, finding skating clothing can be a mystery!



How Do Figure Skaters Qualify for the Winter...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

This article explains how figure skaters qualify for the Olympics.



Exercises to Help Figure Skaters Do Sit Spins

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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



How to Choose an Ice Rink To Match Your Figure...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

This article will help those interested in becoming figure skaters get an idea of what to look for in an ice rink.



Doreen Denny - British and World Ice Dance...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

Doreen Denny (with ice dancer partner, Courtney Jones) is a two-time world ice dancing champion. She also was the coach of 1976 Olympic Bronze Ice Dance Medalists Colleen O'Connor and Jim Millns



Simple Figure Skating Toe Jumps

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

There are some simple toe jumps that are fun and easy to do on figure skates. As a figure skater advances, these simple jumps are used to connect steps and elements in a skater's program.



How To Do a Shoot the Duck on Ice Skates

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

A shoot the duck is a fun ice skating move where the skater bends all the way down to the ice and glides on one foot while kicking the other foot completely forward. Directions on how to do the shoot the duck on ice are given in this article.



A.K.A. 'The Kauffman': What is a Throw Axel in...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

In a throw Axel, the lady does the traditional Axel jump, but does so after her partner throws her in the air. The female pair skater gets an added push from the man. That added push gives the lady more height and distance.



What is the Difference Between Twizzles and...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

Twizzles are multirotational one-foot turns done in figure skating.



Lesson on Forward Swizzles

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

Forward swizzles are done by beginning ice skaters. Swizzles help figure skaters learn how to use their knees and edges. Swizzles also help skaters learn to glide. This step-by-step tutorial will help new figure skaters master forward swizzles.



How Much Do Private Ice Skating Lessons Cost?

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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 Ice Skating Opportunities for Adult...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

There are various opportunities available for adult figure skaters.



Swizzles Help New Skaters Learn to Move Across...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

Swizzles make the shape of a fish or football on the ice and are done on two feet and on inside edges. The move helps beginning ice skaters learn how to move and glide forward or backward across the ice and swizzles also help new skaters gain confidence as they use their knees to make their blades glide over the ice.



Ice Skating Stroking

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

Stroking for figure skating means moving from one skate to the other. This is what everyone does when they skate.



How To Become an Ice Dancer

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

There are certain steps involved in becoming an ice dancer. It takes quite a bit of preparation to be able to do free dance, which is what most young skaters interested in ice dancing want to do. Figure skaters must first learn some ice dance basics and master and pass compulsory dance tests. This article explains what is involved.



A Bit About the Ice Hall at the Broadmoor World...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

Figure skaters from all over the world come to Colorado Springs to train at the Ice Hall at the Broadmoor World Arena. The facility is also the home of the Broadmoor Skating Club.



Figure Skating Turns Choctaws and Mohawks

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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



Successful Russian/Soviet Figure Skating Coaches

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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.



Girls Usually Wear White Figure Skates and Boys...

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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



Stretching Exercises for Figure Skaters

2017-03-12T11:43:02Z

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.