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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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 Each Olympic year brings an extra challenge for the participants — this 22-city tour has 14 skaters, including 2014 Sochi ice dance gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Washington Post, "Tired skaters? Nah, they’re going on tour now," 5 Apr. 2018 In the team ice dancing short program, the Chinese judge, Tianyi Zhang, generally gave lower than average scores to skaters until the Chinese pair, Shiyue Wang and Xinyu Liu, hit the ice. Andrew W. Lehren, NBC News, "U.S. judges give U.S. skaters higher marks at PyeongChang Olympics," 22 Feb. 2018 Perhaps unsurprisingly, half the crowd had left by the time the pairs took the ice for Sunday’s third session, following on from the more popular women’s program an hour earlier and the ice dance prior to that. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Face it, team figure skating at the Winter Olympics feels a little contrived, weird," 11 Feb. 2018 The two finished runner-up to Olympic ice dance champion Meryl Davis and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy in Season 18. Roxanna Scott, USA TODAY, "2018 Paralympics: Amy Purdy dedicated to growing ranks in snowboarding," 11 Mar. 2018

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1878, in the meaning defined above

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