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 But a team like [the Islanders] has good, hard-working defensemen, good skating defensemen, too., "Zdeno Chara ‘ready to go’ for his 999th game with Bruins Saturday," 10 Jan. 2020 Drew is a fellow teen and the little brother of Justin Davis (Evan Roderick), Kat’s skating partner. Ariana Romero,, "The Spinning Out Finale Is Already One Of 2020’s Darkest Tales," 3 Jan. 2020 Phone: 859-344-1981 Northland Ice Skating Northland is another year-round indoor ice skating rink. Briana Rice,, "5 places where you can still go ice skating in Greater Cincinnati," 3 Jan. 2020 Patrons have been sharing photos of their ice skating experiences on Rotary Ice Rink’s Facebook page and Instagram account. Peggy O’hare,, "Rotary Ice Rink draws more than 20,000 skaters," 3 Jan. 2020 His powerful skating stride makes him the envy of the league along with Connor McDavid. Mike Chambers, The Denver Post, "Avalanche All-Decade Team: Colorado’s best players from 2010 through 2019," 31 Dec. 2019 Fontana, 43, is a five-time Italian national champion in singles skating. Christine Brennan, USA TODAY, "Olympic figure skater accused of sexual abuse apologized to girl's mother," 30 Dec. 2019 Now, in a much better place after seeking treatment, the athlete has a different outlook on life — placing the importance of her health over skating. Jason Duaine Hahn,, "Olympic Figure Skater Gracie Gold Opens Up About Career Comeback After Mental Health Struggles," 30 Dec. 2019 On Friday, the model and mother of two took to Instagram to show off her ice skating skills—or, more accurately, lack thereof. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Chrissy Teigen Shares Hilarious Video of Her and John Legend Attempting to Figure Skate," 28 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of skating

1723, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jan 2020

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“Skating.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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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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