skat·​ing | \ ˈskā-tiŋ How to pronounce skating (audio) \

Definition of skating

: the act, art, or sport of gliding on skates

Examples of skating in a Sentence

No skating is allowed in the parking lot. We used to go skating on the pond every winter.
Recent Examples on the Web Carter said Deener was a typical 14-year-old, and news reports described her as a member of her middle school glee club who loved roller skating and harbored dreams of being a nun. Matthew Mosk, ABC News, "Newly unearthed photos may hold clues in long-running manhunt for 1965 killer," 26 Mar. 2021 In the late 19th century, roller skating had become a popular form of exercise. Dallas News, "Blazes, races, and disco: reliving Dallas’ retro roller skating scene," 25 Mar. 2021 Ice skating is both a casual recreational activity and the foundation of very specialized activities and sports, so there are a lot of options out there. Popular Science, "Best ice skates: Stay comfortable and in control on the ice," 4 Mar. 2021 In third place was Karen Chen, 21, the 2017 national champion who is taking a gap year from Cornell to refine her skating. New York Times, "Bradie Tennell Wins Her Second U.S. Figure Skating Title," 16 Jan. 2021 The museum will not open its ice skating rink this year, but Wollman Rink is nearby, at the southern entrance of Central Park. Washington Post, "NYC for the holidays: The city’s classic traditions have been tweaked for the times," 19 Nov. 2020 Olivo Taco will hold a ribbon cutting and grand opening of its ice skating rink at 1 p.m. Bob Bong,, "Comings & Goings: Barbecue restaurant coming to Tinley Park," 19 Nov. 2020 Lock 3: Akron won’t offer its annual ice skating rink this winter at downtown Lock 3 because of the pandemic. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "Northeast Ohio hospital leaders urge Ohioans to limit indoor gatherings as coronavirus cases surge: The Wake Up for Monday, Nov. 16, 2020," 16 Nov. 2020 Millcreek residents might have access to a new skating rink this Thanksgiving if construction goes according to plan for a new plaza in the center of the city. Sara Tabin, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Millcreek city starts work on plaza that includes an ice skating rink," 12 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of skating

1723, in the meaning defined above

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3 Apr 2021

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“Skating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of skating

: the activity or sport of gliding on skates or a skateboard

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