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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His story of sticking with skating growing up in Chicago, even as kids in his neighborhood teased him, inspired many other kids who looked like him to see themselves on the ice. Washington Post, "U.S. poverty rate fell to lowest since 2001 while uninsured rate rose in 2018, Census says," 10 Sep. 2019 To prep for the event, Nicole received private skating lessons twice a week for six weeks, shortly after undergoing surgery and chemotherapy. Gary Curreri,, "Florida Panthers help grant wish for figure skater," 5 Sep. 2019 Ice skating has also been added to the mall, taking over space that once included an F.Y.E. store, said mall marketing/events director Anna Marie Chwastiak. Austin Fuller,, "Sears shutdown a ‘mixed bag’ for Lake Square, Oviedo malls as arcades, coworking space move in," 5 Sep. 2019 Speck and Gordon made their feature directing debut with Blades of Glory, the skating comedy starring Will Ferrell and Jon Heder and made by Amblin's precursor, DreamWorks Studios. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Blades of Glory' Filmmakers Tackling Sci-Fi Adventure 'Distant' for Amblin (Exclusive)," 22 Aug. 2019 As a 17-year-old in skating, my social world was so small. Ashley Wagner, USA TODAY, "Ashley Wagner: I was sexually assaulted at 17. Here's why I’m telling my story now," 1 Aug. 2019 At the time, Coughlin was placed on a temporary restriction regarding his involvement in skating by SafeSport, which suspended him on Jan. 17. Jeré Longman, New York Times, "Ashley Wagner’s Account of Sexual Assault Shakes Figure Skating," 1 Aug. 2019 Hughes possessing creativity and explosive skating, Kakko displaying power and strong puckhandling—and could start in their team’s respective top six to begin the year. Dan Falkenheim,, "Most Intriguing Storylines Heading Into 2019–20 NHL Season," 15 Sep. 2019 The arena would help offset the cost by offering youth skating and other community activities. Shannon Ryan,, "Illinois is in ‘the red zone’ for adding a Division I hockey program. And for top area players, it’s an if-you-build-it-we-will-come scenario.," 20 Aug. 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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English Language Learners Definition of skating

: the activity or sport of gliding on skates or a skateboard

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