ice dancing


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

Examples of ice dancing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And in the future, a pack for purchase may be focused on winter sports with activities like ice dancing or a snowman building competition. Andrew Webster, The Verge, 12 Sep. 2023 For those uninterested in the football game, USA Network will also carry the ice dancing live, starting at 8:15 p.m. Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France lead after the rhythm dance, with world champions Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov of Russia second. Noah Trister, ajc, 12 Feb. 2022 With some exceptions like pairs figure skating, ice dancing and ultimate Frisbee, men and women mostly perform independently on teams. Jeré Longman, New York Times, 20 Feb. 2023 Virtue and Moir retired from ice dancing in 2019, but recently reunited when they were inducted into the Order of Canada in December. Jason Hahn, Peoplemag, 6 Jan. 2023 One skating competition, ice dancing, has it right there in the name in case there was any confusion. Vulture, 7 Feb. 2022 Bobsledders Kaillie Humphries and Elana Meyers Taylor took gold and silver in the monobob, while first-time Olympian Megan Nick won a bronze in women's aerials and the ice dancing team of Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue also won bronze. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, 15 Feb. 2022 TikTok users have been replicating the pulsing routine; the medley was used in Ukraine’s ice dancing program at the Winter Olympics. Los Angeles Times, 8 July 2022 Tseng also makes costumes for her son, Jeffrey, and his ice dancing partner, Katarina Wolfkostin. New York Times, 16 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ice dancing was in 1878

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“Ice dancing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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