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Figure skating

a sport and activity in which individuals, duos, or groups perform on figure skates on ice. The four Olympic disciplines are men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Non-Olympic disciplines include synchronized skating and four skating. In senior-level competition, skaters generally perform two programs (short and long) which, depending on the discipline, may include spins, jumps, moves in the field, lifts, throw jumps, death spirals, and other elements or moves.

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Sports; Figure skating

When a skater must perform two skills one following right after the other.


Sports; Figure skating

This is the official who has complete authority over the competition and they ensure that all the rules of the competition are observed. The referee also serves as chairperson of the judges' panel.

step sequence

Sports; Figure skating

This is a sequence of steps done in quick succession done in time to music.


Sports; Figure skating

This is a way to gain speed using strides that go from one inside edge to the other. Might be used to gain speed before performing a jump.

sweet spot

Sports; Figure skating

This is the place on a blade of a skate where a skater can balance when doing a spin.


Sports; Figure skating

This is a two-footed stride that moves a skater backward.

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