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Adam Rippon – Olympian, Advocate And Trailblazer – Retires From Competitive Figure Skating - TeamUSA.org

If there was anyone who didn't know Adam Rippon going into the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, that wasn't the case for long. And while Rippon announced the end of his competitive figure skating career on Tuesday, fans old and new will no ...

STARSkate weekend in St. Albert and Wood Tournament info for U19AA Mission - St. Albert Gazette

The Edmonton Region STARSkate Invitational returns to Servus Credit Union Place this weekend. STARSkate, co-ordinated by the Alberta/NWT/Nunavut Section and St. Albert Skating Centre, consists of approximately 720 entries and 600 figure skaters as ...

Figure Skating Equipments-Global Market Status and Trend Report 2013-2023 Top 20 Countries Data - The Dosdigitos (press release) (blog)

Figure Skating Equipments Market Report 2018-2023 includes a comprehensive analysis of the present Market. The report starts with the basic Figure Skating Equipments industry overview and then goes into each and every detail. Figure Skating ...

Where to Go Ice Skating and Sledding in Denver - Radio.com (blog)

There are few things better in Colorado than getting outside to enjoy the winter weather. But you don't have to head up to the mountains to do it. Hit the local ice rinks or sledding hills for a quick bit of outdoor winter fun. Downtown Denver Rink at ...

Disney on Ice's O'Neil started in hockey skates, trying to keep up with her brothers - The Province

O'Neil, 28, was a competitive figure skater in singles competition, making it as far as Alberta's provincial championships, but clearly she likes the style of the more showy ice-dance category. “I realized I preferred the performance side of skating ...

Former figure skater Dr. Kelsey Davidson expands Shriners Hospitals for Children's sports medicine practice - Becker's Orthopedic & Spine

Chicago-based Shriners Hospitals for Children orthopedic surgeon and former semi-professional figure skater Kelsey Davidson, MD, helped the hospital expand its sports medicine practice. Here are four insights: 1. A pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Dr.

Adam Rippon Confirms He's Retiring From Competitive Skating ... - HuffPost

The Olympian will undoubtedly keep busy with media appearances and LGBTQ advocacy work.

Adam Rippon announces his retirement from pro figure skating - LGBTQ Nation

He said that he will no longer skate competitively, which is effectively retirement from the sport. In his letter to himself, Rippon wrote about the sacrifices he made to train when he was younger, taking the bus to another city, staying with other ...

Olympic gold medalist Meryl Davis discusses big skating event in the D - WDIV ClickOnDetroit

When it comes to ice skating, Detroit is home to some of the best athletes in the world. One of them joined Live in the D Tuesday to discuss a big skating event in Detroit. U.S. Olympic gold medalist and world champion Meryl Davis talked about the U.S ...

Prescott Valley Event Center Ice Skating Is Now Open - Signals AZ (press release)

The Prescott Valley Event Center unveiled some fresh ice on Saturday, November 17th, as the annual ice skating season began. The ice skating season, along with open hockey and an adult hockey league, will take place until January 7th, 2019 on days ...

Adam Rippon Announces Retirement From Skating With Uplifting Letter To His Younger Self - Instinct Magazine

Out Olympic figure skater and self-proclaimed “America's sweetheart,” Adam Rippon, has announced his retirement from competitive figure skating. The 29-year-old skated into our hearts as he competed at this year's Winter Olympics in South Korea ...

Local Figure Skaters Star at Sectionals - DiscoverMooseJaw.com

Both local figure skating clubs put together strong performances earlier this month at the 2018 Skate Saskatchewan Sectionals in Tisdale. Ryann Handley with the Moose Jaw Skating Club had the biggest weekend, as she finished in second place in the ...

What Olympian Adam Rippon bought with his first big paycheck - CNBC

U.S. Olympian Adam Rippon, 29, decided to pursue figure skating as a career when he was already an adult, so he also decided to own the expenses involved.

Remember when: 11 things you might have forgotten about Park City Center - LancasterOnline

Yes, you could go ice skating at Park City. About a month after the mall's grand opening, the ice skating rink opened in the lower level space which is now occupied by the food court. The ice rink cost a half-million dollars, and featured public ...

Adam Rippon retires from professional figure skating - PinkNews

The skater explained how he became a national champion aged 26 and how he went on to overcome a foot injury. Rippon added: “Not that long ago, you had so little money that sometimes you had to choose whether you paid for groceries or paid for ice time.

Adam Rippon Is Retiring From Competitive Figure Skating ... - NewNowNext

Since the 2018 Winter Games, the out pro athlete has had his hands full as an activist and celeb.

Injury may hold Yuzuru Hanyu back from Grand Prix Final - CGTN (press release)

Two-time Olympic champion, Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu on November 18 said that his injury worsened after competing in the free skating event, leaving him unsure about being able to attend the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final that will ...

Adam Rippon announces retirement from figure skating - Gay Times - Gay Times Magazine

Adam Rippon has announced his retirement from professional figure skating. The 29-year-old, who made history earlier this year by becoming the first openly ...

'The only thing better than figure skating is sex' – Russian 'striptease' star Tuktamysheva (VIDEO) - Tremont Herald

'The only thing better than figure skating is sex' – Russian 'striptease' star Tuktamysheva (VIDEO) Russian figure skating star Elizaveta Tuktamysheva has delighted fans with her racy routines so far this season, but she's revealed the one thing that ...

Hanyu's health a paramount concern - The Japan Times

Tara Lipinski, the 1998 Olympic champion, kept her analysis succinct on NBC. “When he touches the ice it's magic,” Lipinski commented. Perhaps Reed put it best when Hanyu took the ice for his free skate. “The god of figure skating,” Reed said as Hanyu ...

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 ...

Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot (GER) - Gold Medal | Pairs Free Skating | PyeongChang 2018

Enjoy Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany's breathtaking Pairs Free Skating gold medal performance at the Winter Games 2018 at PyeongChang.

Alina Zagitova (OAR) - Gold Medal | Women's Free Skating | PyeongChang 2018

Alina Zagitova an Olympic Athlete from Russia delighted the crowd and judges with this routine to win the Women's Figure Skating Free Skate gold at the Winter ...

Yuzuru Hanyu 2018 Rostelecom Cup SP (110.53) WR!

Figure skating competitions.

Regular People Try Olympic Figure Skating (With Kristi Yamaguchi)

"I honestly feel like I'm not gonna be that bad." Check out more awesome videos at BuzzFeedBlue! https://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedvideo https://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedblue1 ...

Kurt Browning: The Skating Lesson's Interview with the 4 Time World Figure Skating Champion

Kurt Browning is a legend in figure skating: four-time World Champion, four-time Canadian Champion, three-time World Professional Champion, a three-time ...