figure skating


Definition of figure skating

: skating characterized by the performance of various jumps, spins, and dance movements and formerly by the tracing of prescribed figures

Other Words from figure skating

figure skater noun

Examples of figure skating in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web American Ilia Malinin, 17, makes figure skating history by landing the first quad axel. Steve Coogan, USA TODAY, 16 Sep. 2022 This delicate relationship is emphasized especially in individual sports, like figure skating. Christopher Vourlias, Variety, 15 Sep. 2022 Russian figure skating coach Eteri Tutberidze was at the center of the controversy over performance-enhancing drugs in the Olympic sport. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, 8 Aug. 2022 Following the controversy, Olympic officials decided to not perform a medal ceremony for the team figure skating event, meaning athletes including U.S. figure skaters will leave the Olympics without their medals. NBC News, 19 Feb. 2022 The 15-year-old Russian hailed as the new face of women’s figure skating stumbled through triple jumps and tumbled out of quadruples, waving a hand in disgust as her free skate program ended. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 18 Feb. 2022 Valieva competed in the individual figure skating competition on Thursday after controversially being cleared to do so despite a positive doping test. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 17 Feb. 2022 Valieva had already competed and helped the Russian Olympic Committee win gold in the team figure skating competition. Leah Campano, Seventeen, 15 Feb. 2022 Fridays news had thrown into question the ROC’s gold win in the figure skating team event, because of her participation, and her ability to continue competing in the Olympics. Nadine El-bawab, ABC News, 14 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of figure skating

1852, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of figure skating was in 1852

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20 Sep 2022

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“Figure skating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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