from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
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- n. A sport where people perform spins, jumps and other moves on ice.
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- n. ice skating where the skates trace outlines of selected figures
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“As far as I know, there has never been a gold medal tie in Olympic figure skating history,” Shen Jie says.
Wealthy North Americans, wintering at alpine resorts, fell in love with figure skating and transplanted it to clubs like the Royal Glenora.
In the Gaspésie, figure skating was strictly small time.
I wouldn’t waste my stage voice, if I had one, on arguing with my mother about a figure skating score that a Bulgarian judge gave some dancer from Finland, or about whom we should not invite to Marina’s upcoming birthday—Irina the stage hairdresser because she is only a hairdresser, or Slava the actor because he has an affection for zelyoniy zmei.
One is the local community rink, a small-time place with limited hours for figure skating and mother hen types like Debbie Wilson.
Right from the start the Pelletiers took figure skating a lot more seriously than other folks in town.
Such a journeyman professional is Roland Paquet, figure skating coach, who has been traveling the Gaspé Peninsula for more than twenty years.
In October 1968 the entire figure skating team was “smashed and discarded,” and its former participants were placed under the supervision of the Management Group of the People’s Liberation Army.
Debbi Wilkes’s Ice Time Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice Hall Canada, 1994 was an invaluable resource on the past forty years of figure skating in Canada.
In figure skating the Royal Glenora’s golden era began in 1979, when the board hired a Swedish coach to transform the club’s recreational skating program into a competitive one.