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What is Figure Skating?

Figure skating is a form of skating where it comes to the artful execution of jumps, spins and step sequences. There are many national and international skating competitions. Figure skating is an official discipline at the Olympic Winter Games. It has become a tradition that at the end of many competitions held a showcase. Many skaters act during and after their career at ice shows, such as with "Holiday on Ice".

Disciplines

Figure skating is performed in four disciplines at national and international championships:

  • Single Run
  • Pair Skating
  • Ice dancing
  • Synchronized Skating

History

On the excursion into the early history of the sport have to say rather than ice, which has until much later divided into two different sports disciplines, figure skating and speed skating.

The first historical mention of ice come from Denmark in 1134, the oldest English knowledge dates back to 1180th Archaeological finds (made of bone skates) date the origin of skating in the Bronze and Stone Age.

Primitive beginnings can already in the Netherlands in the 13th and 14 Century, see where the edges of the wooden shoes were studded perform simple run sheets. In the Netherlands, ice skating was a popular pastime, as some pictures of the old masters testify, elsewhere it was only noble privilege. The Emperor Rudolf II is said to have organized a large Eiskarneval that contributed to popularize this unchallenged Kurzweil.

But the development of the real figure skating began in the 18th Century on, as the runners were the shape of a curve, thus enabling the execution of turns and complex elements.

1742 first skating club in the world was founded in Edinburgh - Edinburgh Skating Club.
1772 Robert John was the first figure skating manual "A treatise on skating" published in London.

Winter ice rinks and stadiums

The first ice rinks were of course the ponds and rivers. The preparation of the ice was quite difficult and climatic conditions determined the geographic regions in which the ice could develop. For example, in Annals of philadelphia human association, which was founded in 1848, one can find that also included a few meters rescue equipment to jam. In Canada, however thin ice was not the problem but the overlying snow, as the first stadium was built in 1860 with great glory covered the country.

The dreamy, surrounded by vineyards Hernals (Vienna) in 1831 was Syring-Engelmannsche "kk nationwide authorized oilcloth and plastic wallpaper factory, " a pattern site Viennese taste and diligence work. To their family members and friends of the oilcloth senior producer Eduard Engelmann built in 1871 as the garden because of the factory and residential area in the winter, a modest rink. Was always larger the operation, more and more, the company has spread until Oberbaurat engineer Eduard Engelmann, the brilliant inventor, 1931 from the hidden little ice rink in the home garden, a company of the highest sporting and technical reputation created: the first outdoor skating rink in the world! ice skates for figure skating to the calves have high-necked lace-up boots with 3-4 mm thick steel blades with hollow ground in the transverse direction and a slight curving down in the longitudinal direction. There are jagged edges for jumping off of jumps such as toe loop, flip or tip jumps to the front tip.

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2006-02-12 15:38:50 by Bostonpartyguy

Kwan

Kwan:
2005 Marshalls U.S. Figure Skating Challenge - 1st
2005 World Championships - 4th
2005 State Farm U.S. Championships - 1st
Hughes:
2006 State Farm U.S. Championships - 3rd
2005 Cup of Russia - 5th
2005 Smart Ones Skate America - 5th
2005 Campbell's Classic - 6th
2005 Marshalls U.S. Figure Skating Challenge - 5th
2005 World Junior Championships - 3rd

2006-02-12 15:37:32 by Bostonpartyguy

Present Performance

Kwan:
2005 Marshalls U.S. Figure Skating Challenge - 1st
2005 World Championships - 4th
2005 State Farm U.S. Championships - 1st
Hughes:
2006 State Farm U.S. Championships - 3rd
2005 Cup of Russia - 5th
2005 Smart Ones Skate America - 5th
2005 Campbell's Classic - 6th
2005 Marshalls U.S. Figure Skating Challenge - 5th
2005 World Junior Championships - 3rd
By the looks of it, Kwan wins the spot.

2006-02-12 14:26:26 by get-you-facts

She has not been injured for awhile

Straight
Kwan is better, period she deserved the shot to at least try, she tried and realized she couldn't so she stepped down. Hughes probably would not have gotten the 3 spot at the US Championships if Kwan had skated.
Kwan:
2005 Marshalls U.S. Figure Skating Challenge - 1st
2005 World Championships - 4th
2005 State Farm U.S. Championships - 1st
Hughes:
2006 State Farm U.S. Championships - 3rd
2005 Cup of Russia - 5th
2005 Smart Ones Skate America - 5th
2005 Campbell's Classic - 6th
2005 Marshalls U

2004-04-02 10:45:51 by TooYoungToDie

Part two

Asian American Athletes
Michael Chang Tennis
Amy Chow Gymnast. Article
Amy Feng Member 1996 U. S. Olympics table tennis team
Catherine Fox Olympic Gold Medalist; swimming
Kevin Han 1996 Olympics U. S. badminton team
Kyoko Ina U. S. Figure Skating Pairs Champion
Duke Kahanmoku Olympic Gold Medalist. Swimming
Paul Kariya Hockey player with Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Tommy Kono Olympic Gold Medalist. Weight lifting
Michelle Kwan Figure skater. World Champion
Nhi Lan Le Member gold medal teams at Olympic Festival in fencing; member 1996 Olympic team
Jeanette Lee World pocket billiards champion
Sammy Lee Olympic Gold Medalist in Diving 1948, 1952; coach of Greg Louganis
Greg Louganis Olympic Gold Medalist

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