skat·ing | \ˈskā-tiŋ \

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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Stephanie Coston, operations manager for the Square's holiday celebrations, said the money was left over from paid yuletide events like the ice skating rink and pictures with Santa. Ben Brasch, ajc, "Santa will be on the Marietta Square sweating it up on Saturday," 12 July 2018 But the renovation plans, city officials said in a statement, will also cancel Boston Winter, a holiday market and an ice skating rink that had been a centerpiece of Walsh’s efforts to enliven City Hall Plaza as a new gathering space. Milton J. Valencia,, "Boston Winter is canceled amid plans to renovate City Hall Plaza," 3 July 2018 Rippon even came away from the Olympics with a medal, winning a bronze in the team figure-skating competition. Dwight Adams, Indianapolis Star, "Will Adam Rippon and Mike Pence ever talk? Rippon now says he's willing," 24 Feb. 2018 According to Zitzewitz, historical data indicates the Olympics may be the most biased of all international skating competitions. Andrew W. Lehren, NBC News, "U.S. judges give U.S. skaters higher marks at PyeongChang Olympics," 22 Feb. 2018 In her own way, Tennell may have been training for the unusual skating competition schedule in PyeongChang all along. Time, "How Bradie Tennell Overcame Injuries to Become an Olympic Figure Skater to Watch," 20 Feb. 2018 Williams was in town for a skating competition in Wyandotte and was visiting the carnival with his wife, Andrijana Williams and kids, Marko and Lazar Williams. Hasan Dudar, Detroit Free Press, "Winter Carnival celebrates special place Clark Park has in southwest Detroit," 17 Feb. 2018 Also Friday, the men's figure-skating competition starts with the short program. Houston Chronicle, "The Latest: South Korea's Yun Sungbin wins Olympic gold in skeleton," 15 Feb. 2018 The tour, which melded ska, punk, skating and other DIY subcultures in a wave of camaraderie, volume and sweat, has been going every summer since 1995. John Adamian,, "Britney Spears, Tory Lanez, Kimya Dawson: Seven Concert Highlights," 7 July 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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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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