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 now neighboring Snowmass is catching up, since starting a $600 million base project that’s added an ice skating rink, top-quality restaurants and bars, and eco-friendly lodging. Stephanie Granada, Sunset Magazine, "Top Colorado Ski Resorts," 3 Jan. 2020 Here's a list of ice skating rinks in the Louisville area, both indoors and outdoors. Emma Austin, The Courier-Journal, "Make the most of winter after the holidays! Here's where you can ice skate in Louisville," 2 Jan. 2020 Léveillée was also the skating double for Kat's sister Serena. Martha Sorren,, "Here’s Who’s Doing All The Real Skating On Spinning Out," 1 Jan. 2020 Don’t worry, all the classics are there (Christmas morning, the dance, the ice skating and the hair dramas among them). Lindsey Bahr, Twin Cities, "Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’ is a new classic," 23 Dec. 2019 Don’t worry, all the classics are there (Christmas morning, the dance, the ice skating and the hair dramas among them). Lindsey Bahr, Houston Chronicle, "Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’ is a new classic," 19 Dec. 2019 The events are free except for the skating ($5 for an hour includes ice-skate rental) and the snow hill ($1 per ride). Michelle Matthews |, al, "Why Andalusia is the ultimate Christmas town," 11 Dec. 2019 Corporate and nonprofit sponsors keep the ice skating and photos with Santa free. Rebecca Lurye,, "Get ready for free skating, photos with Santa Claus and a kazoo parade — Hartford’s Winterfest is back Friday," 27 Nov. 2019 As the music became faster-paced, so did the skating. Lolly Bowean,, "After decades of running Chatham’s home of ‘JB style’ skating, owners of the Rink are retiring: ‘The skaters have been long faithful. They’ve been family.’," 19 Oct. 2019

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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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27 Jan 2020

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“Skating.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 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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