ice dancing


Definition of ice dancing

: a sport in which ice-skating pairs perform to music routines similar to ballroom dances

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No one knows ice dancing better than Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who were the first U.S. couple to earn gold in the event in Sochi in 2014. Jennifer Calfas, Time, "How to Watch Ice Dancing Like a Pro, According to These Olympic Champions," 18 Feb. 2018 Think Shaun White’s halfpipe gold, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir's stunning ice dancing routines and Czech Ester Ledecka's surprise Super G win. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Ivett Toth Skated to AC/DC at the Olympics and Twitter is Thunderstuck," 20 Feb. 2018 Two-time ice dancing world champions Gabrielle Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron dealt with an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction in the short program of ice dancing. Maggie Hendricks, For The Win, "How figure skating can avoid distracting wardrobe malfunctions in the future," 19 Feb. 2018 This all happens in less than 10 seconds, the maximum amount a time a lift can last in a ice dancing program. Tamara Fuentes, Cosmopolitan, "Canadian Ice-Dancers Change Routine Because It Looked Too Much Like a Sex Act," 8 Feb. 2018 The two helped the United States bring home two bronze medals; first in the team figure skating event, then another in the ice dancing event. Teen Vogue, "The "ShibSibs" Maia and Alex Shibutani Compete in Teen Vogue's Compliment Battle," 1 Aug. 2018 Canada's top ice dancing duo Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are out of retirement and back at this year's Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea to try to medal one last time after a devastating loss in 2014. Tess Kornfeld, Glamour, "These Canadian Ice Dancers Had to Tone Down Their Sexy Routine for the Olympics," 11 Feb. 2018 Connie Toth, 56, of Morpeth, Ontario is a real estate agent whose son studied ice dancing across the border. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Windsor residents keep crossing into 'funner' Detroit," 25 June 2018 Proud to be the first ice dance team of Asian descent to win a medal at the @olympics. Maggie Hendricks, For The Win, "Ice dancer Alex Shibutani explains bond with sister in moving Instagram post," 13 Feb. 2018

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1878, in the meaning defined above

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