ice skating in which the skater traces intricate patterns on the ice.
a type of ice skating developed from this, emphasizing jumps, spins, and other movements that combine athletic skills and dance techniques.
a competitive sport in which the skater is required to execute school figures and to perform one or more original programs of difficult jumps, spins, etc., to a musical setting.
- figure skater, noun
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How to use figure skating in a sentence
They are also designed to accommodate more of a “side-to-side” skating motion as opposed to the more “straight and narrow” figure skating style, which most people find more natural.Best ice skates: Stay comfortable and in control on the ice | PopSci Commerce Team | March 4, 2021 | Popular-Science
In that sense, breaking isn’t that different from other judged events at the Olympics, such as figure skating and gymnastics.How break dancing made the leap from ’80s pop culture to the Olympic stage | Rick Maese | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
“figure skating felt very selfish to me, so public service has just felt like this total calling for me,” Kwan says.
Wylie and I speak at the figure skating in Harlem gala on April 7, an annual event that raises money for the nonprofit.
Or perhaps she and Pell could try the figure skating pairs event in Pyeongchang in 2018?
When the entire American figure skating team did it, there were hugs and kisses all around.What’s a Key to Victory in Sochi? Coming So Close to Defeat. | Kevin Bleyer | February 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But a world of people who care so very passionately about figure skating for exactly 10 days every four years beg to differ.Sotnikova Beat Kim Yu-Na? Figure Skating Is Probably Corrupt (But We Knew That) | Kevin Fallon | February 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The short-distance races, following the figure skating, were all within the oval of the principal arena.The Girls of Central High Aiding the Red Cross | Gertrude W. Morrison
Once a Finnish lady went over to Paris and received the sum of £120 a month for giving entertainments in figure-skating.Through Finland in Carts | Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie
figure skating, formerly regarded as a professional achievement, has also become popular, and many clubs have been formed.North Dakota | Various
Sahwah realized that she was figure-skating on thin ice when she mentioned that subject and forebore to make any further remarks.The Camp Fire Girls Do Their Bit | Hildegard G. Frey
I believe at the time she joined the figure skating Club, someone learned that.Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for figure skating
ice skating in which the skater traces outlines of selected patterns
the whole art of skating, as distinct from skating at speed
- figure skater, noun
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