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 An 11-year-old Georgia boy remains in critical condition after being shot outside an ice skating rink, and DeKalb County police have arrested a 13-year-old boy in connection with the shooting. Elaine Aradillas,, 22 Apr. 2022 When asked about previous police calls about the skating rink, Ramos said there have been several incidents in the past couple of years but nothing major. Chelsea Prince, ajc, 21 Apr. 2022 New Jersey's American Dream complex, known for its — over-the-top attractions including a water park, A+ shopping and an ice skating rink — is now home to a 300-foot high observation wheel that shows off the best of New York City's skyline. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 14 Apr. 2022 Yes, Rockefeller Center now has a roller skating rink. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 14 Apr. 2022 On weekends, the family would go to the park, the movies or the skating rink. James Marson, WSJ, 19 Mar. 2022 They were presented outside at the old skating rink on Thomas Road. Paul R. Messinger, The Arizona Republic, 19 Mar. 2022 The Ice Bumper Cars at Bank Newport City Center’s outdoor skating rink provide Arctic fun in urban Providence. Allison Tibaldi, USA TODAY, 1 Mar. 2022 Barry Weisselberg is a Trump Organization employee who previously managed an ice skating rink and carousel in Central Park that together brought in millions per year in cash for the company. Graham Kates, CBS News, 23 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

9 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Skating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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