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 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 There used to be more east-west skating in the NHL. Tom Perrotta, WSJ, "NHL’s Comeback: Loads of Goals and Surprises," 13 Feb. 2019 In the history of skater style, through all of which you’ve been skating, what have been your favorite and least favorite periods? Luke Leitch, Vogue, "Still Rad After All These Years: Tony Hawk Launches a Line in Paris," 19 Jan. 2019 The choice might be a bit surprising, considering Adam isn't a professional dancer and his primary sport is skating. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Everything to Know About the 'Dancing with the Stars Juniors' Cast and Judges," 2 Aug. 2018 The park features millions of lights, a magical Christmas tree, ice skating on the Royal Fountain and rides. Chris Pugh,, "Kings Island: 7 events to check out at the park this year," 2 May 2018 Created in 1917 with land donations from the Cheney and Hilliard families, the 57-acre park was a popular gathering place for ice skating and other activities for decades. Jesse Leavenworth, Courant Community, "Master Plan For A "Hidden" Manchester Park," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of skating

1723, in the meaning defined above

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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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