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I, Tonya - The Good Men Project (blog)

“I, Tonya” is amazing. Margot Robbie gifts a career defining performance. Margot plays disgraced 1994 US Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding. Her performance as Tonya is fearless, vulnerable, sad and poignantly flawed. Harding is notorious for knowing ...

Aberdeen ice arena to open after essential maintenance - Aberdeen Evening Express

Work began on July 23 at the Beach Esplanade venue widely used by both adults and children for a number of activities including ice hockey and figure skating. It was during routine maintenance by engineers in March that the sport body was told of a ...

Scott Hamilton Purchases Brentwood Home - Williamson Source

Olympic Figure Skating Gold Medalist and Williamson County resident Scott Hamilton recently purchased a home in Brentwood, reports the Nashville Business Journal. Scott Hamilton's Franklin Home for Sale. The 2005 European style home is 10,873 sq. ft.

Get to know Carnegie Mellon's club sports teams! - CMU The Tartan Online

Students at Carnegie Mellon are known for their diverse set of interests, and nowhere is this clearer than in options for club sports. From the more traditional soccer, basketball, and baseball, to anything from cricket to Quidditch, there are ...

Figure skating champs duo span the generations - Otago Daily Times

The duo were part of the Dunedin team competing in the South Island Figure Skating Championships in Queenstown at the weekend. There are 65 years between them. Hoseit (70) won the Adult Silver 3 section, while Matilda (5) came ninth in the Kiwiskate ...

Lively and Sudbury honour skating hero - The Sudbury Star

Meagan Duhamel Drive, formerly Turner Drive in Lively, pays tribute to Duhamel's prowess on ice. Before she announced her retirement from amateur figure skating, Duhamel and partner Eric Radford amassed an impressive collection of hardware that ...

Ice skaters compete in resort - Otago Daily Times

The championships rotated around the southern region. The Queenstown Ice Rink was hosting the event for the first time since 2014. Mrs Anderson-Campbell said the younger skaters had been training three times a week before school for about six months in ...

Miss Yorkshire Coast ready for national finals - Whitby Today

The 22-year-old has been selected as the only wildcard out of the contestants in the UK and said representing Yorkshire coast is “just perfect”. She has been entered as the wildcard through the 'talent round' for her chosen talent, figure skating. The ...

Synchro makes figure skating a team event - Windsor Star

Three years ago, Lakeshore figure skating coach Jennifer Woodrich noticed she was starting to lose some of her students to hockey. When she asked them and their parents why they were leaving, she was surprised by their answer. “The parents were saying ...

Russian Gold Medal Figure Skater Alina Zagitova Wears Madoka-Inspired Costume for Magia Record CM - Crunchyroll News

In commemoration of the first anniversary of the smartphone role-playing game Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record, Aniplex produced special CMs and a PV featuring 16-year-old Russian figure skater Alina Zagitova, who won a gold medal ...

New Willowbrook Ice Arena to host high school hockey clubs - Chicago Tribune

The arena operators say it will help meet the demand for ice time in the western suburbs. The former Whole Foods store, at 201 63rd St. in Willowbrook, is being converted into a skating facility with a National Hockey League-sized rink, a smaller rink ...

New 280000 square-foot ice arena in Irvine will have four practice rinks for Ducks, figure skaters - Los Angeles Times

It will be a training ground for U.S. Figure Skating and can also be used for speed skating, sled hockey and curling. Trottier said it fulfills the vision of Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli, who paid for the project and have a 30-year lease on the ...

Ice skating returns to New Orleans area with new rink at The Esplanade - NOLA.com

It's been years since New Orleans had a permanent ice skating rink. There are temporary pop-up rinks at Christmas, at events such as NOLA Christmas Fest at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. But permanent ice rinks haven't been around since the ...

Bolingbrook: Shopping, mini golf and indoor ice skating - Chicago Tribune

In 1832, Captain John Barber, his wife Emma and their four children came from Vermont and settled at the location of where two Pottawatomi Indian trails met, known today as Boughton Road and Route 53. According to the Bolingbrook Historic Preservation ...

Florence Senior wins US Figure Skating Association National Showcase - Ravalli Republic

“Gold level is what U.S. Figure skating calls it in their testing,” Harvey Hergett said. “He's a gold medalist – they have to test in front of judges to reach the gold level in different categories. 'Moves in the Field' is foot work and edgework. You ...

Professional ice skating classes underway at the Columbus Ice Rink - WTVM

You can get connected to hockey and ice dancing skating--- with a partner like a ballroom dancer. You can be an adult. They have started making adult skaters," said Robert Przepioski, pro nationally ranked figure skater and instructor at the Columbus ...

Okanagan adult ice skating team brings home gold - Globalnews.ca

Team Okanagan, an adult competitive figure skating group, has been bringing home plenty of trophies and medals from local and international competitions like the 2018 International Adult Figure Skating Competition in Germany hosted by the International ...

Figure skaters compete in De Pere - Fox11online.com

DE PERE (WLUK) -- Despite the heat, skaters took to the ice in De Pere Saturday. The Greater Green Bay Figuring Skating Club hosted its annual figure skating competition. "Skate Green Bay" is open to any U.S. Figure Skater, including kids from all over ...

California dreamin': Noarlunga ice skaters head to US for Fall Classic - The Advertiser

TWO years after their local rink was shut down, members of the Noarlunga Figure Skating Club are heading for the international ice. The advanced novice division of Adelaide Ice Magic, a state and national synchronised figure skating team made up nearly ...

Frank Carroll retires after 58 years as figure skating coach - OlympicTalk (blog)

Frank Carroll, who guided to Evan Lysacek and Michelle Kwan to Olympic and world figure skating titles, spends his last day as a top-level figure skating coach on Thursday after 58 years. The news was confirmed by Carroll's assistant, who said the ...

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.