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.

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The party even gets the final stamp of approval from an elated Kris who thought her daughter and son-in-law did an amazing job, even without a custom ice skating rink. Morgan Baila,, "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," 6 June 2019 The conceptual plans also call for revitalizing Bayshore's public square with a winter ice skating rink and a summer fire pit. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Plan to provide $37 million in local funds to help redevelop Bayshore wins first public approvals," 4 June 2019 This particular party was pink-themed everything and hosted at a roller skating rink. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "The Kardashians Match in Pink Outfits at the Over-the-Top Launch of Kylie's Skincare Line," 22 May 2019 An arcade or even a roller skating rink (so retro!) is a much more fun indoor activity than sulking. Gena Kaufman, Glamour, "21 Rainy-Day Date Ideas That Aren't Another Movie," 30 Mar. 2019 In 1980, Giorgio Armani shut down the skating rink at Rockefeller Center for a fashion show. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "How Lee Radziwill Become the Ultimate Fashion Muse," 19 Feb. 2019 The leads fall in love every time, whether over baking, on a book tour, ice-skating, tree lighting, protecting old traditions and old homes or while on safari. Alessandra Codinha, Vogue, "Why Can't I Stop Watching Hallmark Christmas Movies?," 21 Dec. 2018 There is ice skating, snowshoeing, boutique shopping, and pampering spas. Discover Magazine, "The Great Snow of Beaver Creek," 3 Oct. 2018 Meanwhile, Nate takes Raina ice skating, even though Raina has a meeting with Ivanka Trump (what is this plot). Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, "Every Single Episode of Gossip Girl, Ranked," 19 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of skating

1723, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of skating was in 1723

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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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