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SKATING: KGGS student Sophie is on the short track to success
- Grantham Journal
Sophie started out as quite a successful figure skater
who was chosen for the NIC figure skating
academy, however after a short time she decided that she preferred the thrill of short track speed skating and asked to concentrate on that instead. She ...
Chan grabs early lead, Hanyu takes a knee at Skate Canada
- Yahoo Sports
Chan seized a commanding lead after the men's short program as rival Yuzuru Hanyu stumbled through his routine and placed fourth at Skate Canada, the second stop on the ISU figure skating
Grand Prix calendar. Chan, who changed coaches just before ...
Figure skating: Hanyu struggles to 4th place in SP at Skate Canada
- kyodo news
Sochi Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu struggled to fourth place after an uncharacteristically flawed short program on Friday at Skate
Canada, the second event of the Grand Prix series. Skating
to Prince's "Let's Go Crazy," Hanyu had his opening quad ...
Chan gets jump on Hanyu at Skate Canada
- Toronto Star
Neither is advisable for a figure skating
competition. As far as blunders go, however, the three-time world champion from Canada was guilty of a lesser and included offence compared to the one-time world champion — and reigning Olympic gold medallist ...
Yuzuru Hanyu struggles, Yevgenia Medvedeva stars at Skate Canada
- OlympicTalk (blog)
Later in ice
dance, 2010 Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir scored 77.23 points, their third-best short dance ever, to lead by 1.02 over world bronze medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates. Virtue and Moir are competing this season for the ...
Olympics champs Virtue, Moir win in return to competition
The fans spotted them the moment they stepped onto the ice
for the group warmup, and the cheering barely let up. More than two years after their silver medal skate
at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir made a triumphant ...
Osmond's street sense takes her to second at Skate Canada: DiManno
- Toronto Star
Certainly the former Canadian women's figure skating
champion immensely enjoys embodying the streetwalker-from-the-docks Milord character, as warbled by Edith Piaf, in her short program for this season. Osmond un-spooled the rendition with tremendous ...
Russia's Evgenia Medvedeva tops Skate Canada short program
- Valdosta Daily Times
Russia's Evgenia Medvedeva performs in the ladies short program at Skate Canada International figure skating
event, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 in Mississauga, Ontario. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Russia's Evgenia Medvedeva tops Skate Canada ...
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Olympic and World Champions to compete in ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2016/17 . The World's top Figure Skaters including Olympic Champions Yuzuru Hanyu ...
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figure skating Wiki
Figure skating is a sport and activity in which individuals, duos, or groups perform on figure skates on ice. It was the first winter sport included in the Olympics, in 1908. The four Olympic disciplines are men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Non-Olympic disciplines include synchronized skating and four skating. From novice through senior-level competition, skaters generally perform two programs (short and long) which, depending on the discipline, may include spins, jumps, moves in the field, lifts, throw jumps, death spirals, and other elements or moves.The blade has a groove on the bottom creating two distinct edges — inside and outside. In figure skating, the skater should glide on one edge of the blade and not on both at the same time, which is referred to as a flat edge. During a spin, skaters use the "sweet spot" of the blade, which is the roundest portion of the blade, just behind the pick and near the middle of the blade. Skates used in single and pair skating have a set of large, jagged teeth called toe picks on the front of the blade. Toe picks are mainly used in the take-off for jumps. Ice dancing blades are an inch shorter in the rear and have smaller toe picks.Figure skaters compete at various levels from beginner up to the Olympic level (senior) at local, regional, national, and international competitions. The International Skating Union (ISU) regulates international figure skating judging and competitions. These include the Winter Olympics, the World Championships, the World Junior Championships, the European Championships, the Four Continents Championships, and the Grand Prix series (senior and junior).The sport is also associated with show business. Major competitions generally conclude with exhibition galas, in which the top skaters from each discipline perform non-competitive programs. Many skaters, both during and after their competitive careers, also skate in ice shows which run during the competitive season and the off-season.