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See the lineup and schedule for the Olympic figure skating exhibition gala - For The Win

The Olympic figure skating exhibiton gala will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCOlympics.com. You can watch the live stream here. Televised coverage will begin at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC. Here are all the skaters who will participate, in order. You can see the ...

Watch the Olympic Figure Skating Exhibition Gala - NBC 10 Philadelphia

WATCH: Figure Skating Exhibition Gala at 7:30 p.m. ET. Figure skating at the Pyeongchang Games officially comes to an end with the exhibition gala, where top skaters will perform pieces that showcase their gold-medal winning talent. Skaters expected to ...

Figure skating's not a sport: it's much more than that - The Age

Australian Brendan Kerry managed 20th place in the gold medal round of the men's single figure skating at PyeongChang over the weekend – a big improvement on his performance at Sochi four years ago, when he didn't make it to the medal round. Getting ...

US Figure Skating faces some tough questions about what it wants to be in Winter Olympics - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – After the worst performance by U.S. women figure skaters in the nearly 100-year history of the Winter Olympic Games, and after an Olympics in which U.S. figure skaters did not win a gold or silver medal for the first time in ...

All of the figure skating firsts from PyeongChang 2018 - NBC Olympics

A look at all the ways figure skaters from Team USA pushed the sport forward in 2018. History was made in PyeongChang in all sorts of ways, but the U.S. figure skaters put their name in the books at these Winter Games. Here's a look at all the ways ...

Will Adam Rippon and Mike Pence ever talk? Rippon now says he's willing - Indianapolis Star

The dispute between Mike Pence and Adam Rippon has taken a turn, maybe? The U.S. figure skater now says he would be willing to talk to the vice president. Rippon, appearing Friday on the "Today Show," was asked — now that his participation in the 2018 ...

20 years later, figure skating's most famous backflip remains amazing (and illegal) - The Mercury News

Figure skating involves spins, jumps, twizzles and a whole host of other complicated elements. Sometimes they're even historic; early in the Pyeongchang Games, for example, Mirai Nagasu become the first American woman — and only the third woman ever ...

Olympic Figure Skating Revives 'Moulin Rouge' and Baz Luhrmann Is Loving It (EXCLUSIVE) - Variety

Baz Luhrmann is nowhere near South Korea at the moment, but you could be forgiven for thinking that he had a hand in the winter Olympics. A good part of it is playing out as a tribute to his 2001 movie, “Moulin Rouge.” Skaters from four different ...

Olympic Figure Skating Schedule 2018: TV, Live Stream for Exhibition Gala - Bleacher Report

The traditional exhibition gala will bring a close to the 2018 Winter Olympics figure skating programme on Sunday (Saturday in the United States) in Pyeongchang, South Korea. No medals are awarded at the event, but it will allow some of the Games' top ...

Eric Radford will skate in Olympic figure skating gala, Adam Rippon will not. - Outsports

We also know that the Canadian ice dancing pair of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will perform to The Tragically Hip's 'Long Time Running' to honor the deceased Gord Downie, who passed away last October. Virtue and Moir won two gold medals during these ...

Winter Olympics figure skating: Adam Rippon, Mirai Nagasu snubbed for exhibition gala - The Coloradoan

GANGNEUNG, South Korea – Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu were snubbed for the exhibition gala performance at the 2018 Winter Olympics despite their crowd-pleasing routines during the regular competition. The omission of the Americans from the invitation ...

How a Barrie, Ont., skate club helped get Malaysia to their 1st Winter Olympics - CBC.ca

These Winter Olympics mark the first time tropical Malaysia has made it to the games — and they've got a skate club in Barrie, Ont., to thank. Figure skater Julian Yee is one of two Malaysian athletes who competed in Pyeongchang. A lack of rinks in ...

Olympics live stream: Watch figure skating gala exhibition online - FanSided

Figure skating competition has ended at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Now it's time for the Exhibition Gala. Here's what you need to watch on TV and online. The figure skating medals have been awarded and the pressure is off. Now it's time to watch the ...

Friday's Olympics Roundup: Russians get first gold with figure skating dominance - The Durango Herald

... South Korea – The Russians finally won a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The Canadian men's hockey team won't even get the chance after losing to Germany. Alina Zagitova edged training partner Evgenia Medvedeva on Friday in figure skating ...

Figure skating's diversity history - Washington Post

If comedian Leslie Jones's tweets during the Olympics were any indication, there seems to be a special pride in watching black figure skaters take the ice. But this year, they all came from France. The United States had none. Why? The sport's racial ...

As Winter Olympics Wind Down, It's Clear the Russian PED Punishment Was Bogus - Bleacher Report

Newspaper headlines don't say "Olympic Athletes from Russia Figure Skater Wins Gold." Just "Russian Skaters." Russian fans are in the stands in South Korea waving Russian flags. "We felt like at home," Russian ice dancer Dmitri Soloviev told the New ...

The depressing state of American women's figure skating - FanSided

With the women's figure skaters from the U.S. scoring their worst finish in an Olympic Games, it's time to call out the U.S. Figure Skating Association for the terrible state of its program. The three U.S. women's figure skaters at the PyeonChang ...

Russians Get 1st Gold Thanks to 15-Year-Old Figure Skater Zagitova - NBC New York

A grateful nation — upset that their flag, anthem and dozens of athletes were banned from the games because of a doping scandal — can thank the 15-year-old who beat the 18-year-old who had inspired her to become a figure skater, Yevgenia Medvedeva ...

My favorite Winter Olympics figure skating routines - SB Nation

It's not completely fair to say that the United States' figure skating contingent was a disappointment in Pyeongchang. The competition was stiff, they weren't the only skaters to make seemingly avoidable mistakes, and America's representatives are ...

NBC gets 17.3 million for figure skating's big night - Chico Enterprise-Record

RATINGS: An estimated 17.3 million people watched the Olympics on NBC, NBCSN or streaming services on Thursday night, down 13 percent from the 20.3 million who watched the corresponding night in Sochi four years ago. The NBC-only audience of 15.2 ...

Figure skating is a sport in which individuals, duos, or groups perform on figure skates on ice. It was the first winter sport included in the Olympics, in 1908. The four Olympic disciplines are men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Non-Olympic disciplines include synchronized skating and four skating. From novice through senior-level competition, skaters generally perform two programs which, depending on the discipline, may include spins, jumps, moves in the field, lifts, throw jumps, death spirals, and other elements or moves.

Figure skating
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Figure skates and edges
Highest governing body International Skating Union
Nicknames Skating
Characteristics
Team members Individuals, duos, or groups
Mixed gender Yes
Equipment Figure skates
Presence
Olympic Part of the Summer Olympics in 1908 and 1920;
Part of the first Winter Olympics in 1924 to today

Figure skating is a sport in which individuals, duos, or groups perform on figure skates on ice. It was the first winter sport included in the Olympics, in 1908. The four Olympic disciplines are men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Non-Olympic disciplines include synchronized skating and four skating. From novice through 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.

The blade has a groove on the bottom creating two distinct edges — inside and outside. In figure skating, the skater should glide on one edge of the blade and not on both at the same time, which is referred to as a flat edge. During a spin, skaters use the "sweet spot" of the blade, which is the roundest portion of the blade, just behind the pick and near the middle of the blade. Skates used in single and pair skating have a set of large, jagged teeth called toe picks on the front of the blade. Toe picks are mainly used in the take-off for jumps. Ice dancing blades are an inch shorter in the rear and have smaller toe picks.

Figure skaters compete at various levels from beginner up to the Olympic level (senior) at local, regional, national, and international competitions. The International Skating Union (ISU) regulates international figure skating judging and competitions. These include the Winter Olympics, the World Championships, the World Junior Championships, the European Championships, the Four Continents Championships, and the Grand Prix series (senior and junior).

The sport is also associated with show business. Major competitions generally conclude with exhibition galas, in which the top skaters from each discipline perform non-competitive programs. Many skaters, both during and after their competitive careers, also skate in ice shows which run during the competitive season and the off-season.

Yulia Lipnitskaya's Phenomenal Free Program - Team Figure Skating | Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Relive the amazing free program of Russia's 15 year old Yulia Lipnitskaya from the Team Figure Skating event at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games as she scores an incredible 141.51 Subscribe to...

US figure skater makes history, landing triple axel at Olympics

Mirai Nagasu, 24, did not make the 2014 Sochi Olympics team.

Alina Zagitova’s gold medal free skate in PyeongChang

15-year-old Alina Zagitova, an Olympic Athlete from Russia, had to adapt her free skate on the fly, but still scored 239.57 points overall to win the gold medal.

Russian figure skater wins OAR's first Olympic gold at Pyeongchang Games

Fifteen-year-old Alina Zagitova edged compatriot Evgenia Medvedeva.… READ MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2018/02/23/russian-figure-skater-wins-oar-s-first-olympic-gold-at-pyeongchang-games...

2018 US Figure Skating Championships: Bradie Tennell LP

Figure Skater Rocks AC/DC Routine at Winter Olympics

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