Figure Skating

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Figure Skating

Skaters may use professional music editors so that their music meets requirements.[28] Ice dancers are required to skate to music that has a definite beat or rhythm. Singles and pair skaters more often skate to the melody and phrasing of their music. For long programs, figure skaters generally search for music with different moods and tempos.Competition costumes are very different, from simple designs to the most difficult costumes. Skaters risk a deduction if a piece of their costume falls onto the ice surface. Skaters may design their own costumes, sometimes with assistance from their coach or choreographer, or turn to professional designers.Costumes may cost thousands of dollars if designed by a top-level costumemaker.

Music and Clothes

We can select 4 main elements in figure skating: steps, spirals, rotatios and jumps.1. Steps connect all elements of programme together. They help skaters to move on the ice rink.2. Spirals - mandatory element of men's and ladies' programme. It is a long slide with raised leg.3. Rotatios or pirouettes on the one leg are the most neccessary elements. They are very dangerous because a skater can damage his knees.4. Jumps are the main elements in skating for all disciplines. For example, axels, toe loops, lutz jumps and loop jumps.

Elements and Moves

It is a sport and activity 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. Skaters 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. Figure skaters compete at various levels from beginner up to the Olympic level (senior) at local, national, and international competitions.

About the Figure Skating

Figure Skating

Anya Korobkova

Tatyana Navka

History of Appearance

Figure skating is originated in the mid-19th century. A Treatise on Skating which was written by Englishman Robert Jones in 1772, is the first known mention of figure skating. Competitions were held in the "English style" of skating, which was stiff and rude. American skater Jackson Haines, considered the "father of modern figure skating", introduced a new style of skating in the mid-1860s. This style, which incorporated free and expressive techniques, became known as the "international style." Although popular in Europe, Haines' style of skating was not widely adopted in the United States until long after his death.

Jackson Haines


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