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Betty Callaway and Torvill & Dean Photos - Photos of Figure Skating Coach Betty Callaway and Olympic Champions Jayne Torvil and Christopher Dean
Betty Callaway is the figure skating coach that guided British ice skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean to Olympic ice dance gold. Page 3.

Betty Callaway and Torvill & Dean Photos - Photos of Figure Skating Coach Betty Callaway and Olympic Champions Jayne Torvil and Christopher Dean
Betty Callaway is the figure skating coach that guided British ice skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean to Olympic ice dance gold.

Dorothy Hamill's Wedge Haircut - Olympic Figure Skating Champion Dorothy Hamill's Famous Wedge Hairstyle
Olympic figure skating champion, Dorothy Hamill, was famous for her wedge haircut.

Dorothy Hamill's Famous Wedge Haircut Photo Gallery
The classic

Dorothy Hamill's Wedge Haircut - Olympic Figure Skating Champion Dorothy Hamill's Famous Wedge Hairstyle
Olympic figure skating champion, Dorothy Hamill, was famous for her wedge haircut.

Dorothy Hamill's Wedge Haircut - Olympic Figure Skating Champion Dorothy Hamill's Famous Wedge Hairstyle
Olympic figure skating champion, Dorothy Hamill, was famous for her wedge haircut.

Dorothy Hamill's Wedge Haircut - Olympic Figure Skating Champion Dorothy Hamill's Famous Wedge Hairstyle
Olympic figure skating champion, Dorothy Hamill, was famous for her wedge haircut.

Dorothy Hamill's Wedge Haircut - Olympic Figure Skating Champion Dorothy Hamill's Famous Wedge Hairstyle
Olympic figure skating champion, Dorothy Hamill, was famous for her wedge haircut.

Dorothy Hamill's Wedge Haircut - Olympic Figure Skating Champion Dorothy Hamill's Famous Wedge Hairstyle
Olympic figure skating champion, Dorothy Hamill, was famous for her wedge haircut.

Dorothy Hamill's Wedge Haircut - Olympic Figure Skating Champion Dorothy Hamill's Famous Wedge Hairstyle
Olympic figure skating champion, Dorothy Hamill, was famous for her wedge haircut.

Famous Men in Olympic Figure Skating
Learn about some of the most famous men in Olympic figure skating history, from 1908 champion Ulrich Salchow to modern day stars like Evan Lysacek.

Famous Men in Olympic Figure Skating
Learn about some of the most famous men in Olympic figure skating history, from 1908 champion Ulrich Salchow to modern day stars like Evan Lysacek.

Favorite Figure Skating Boots and Blades
This is a list of the favorite figure skating boots & blades used by figure skaters. If you buy a new or used boot & blade, look for one of these brands.

Richard Dwyer - Ice Skating Show Star and Legend
Richard Dwyer is one of the most popular ice skating show stars in figure skating history. He was and is the famous

Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan Figure Skating Scandal
Just before the 1994 Olympics, it was alleged that Tonya Harding might have been part of the conspiracy to hurt Nancy Kerrigan. The

"Freestyle" Term - Means Two Different Things
In figure skating, the word

Ice Skating Lessons - Step Eight - Beginning Ice Skating Lesson
Next skaters will learn to dip. Figure Skating.

Ice Skating Lessons - Step Nine - Beginning Ice Skating Lesson
The ice skaters will push their feet apart and make a bit of of snow on the ice and do a snowplow stop.

Ice Skating Lessons - Step Ten - Beginning Ice Skating Lesson
All beginning figure skaters must practice.

Ice Skating Lessons - Step Two - Beginning Ice Skating Lesson
The next step in a beginning ice skating lesson, is to step on to the ice and hold on to the rail.

Ice Skating Lessons - Step Three - Beginning Ice Skating Lesson
Next, the instructor will get the beginninng ice skaters to move a bit away from the rail.

Ice Skating Lessons - Step Four - Beginning Ice Skating Lesson
The ice skating teacher will now have the skating students fall down on purpose.

Ice Skating Lessons - Step Five - Beginning Ice Skating Lesson
The ice skating instructor will now teach the new figure skaters how to get up.

Ice Skating Lessons - Step Six - Beginning Ice Skating Lesson
Once each skater is standing, the class instructor will begin to help skaters march across the ice.

Ice Skating Lessons - Step Seven - Beginning Ice Skating Lesson
The beginning ice skating class students will march or step across the ice and glide.

Beginning Ice Skating Lesson - What to Expect
Read about the things figure skaters learn in a beginning ice skating class.

Crossovers Ice Skating Lesson - Step Seven
Keep the free foot flexed as you bring your feet back to a parallel position.

Crossovers Ice Skating Lesson - Step Two
Definition of Crossovers Stretch your right arm in front and line your fingers up with your belly button. Extend your left arm behind you. Both palms should be facing down.

Figure Skating Forward Crossovers Tutorial
Crossovers are the way skaters move around corners and the ends of a rink. This step by step tutorial will help new figure skaters master this essential ice skating skill.

Crossovers Ice Skating Lesson - Step Three
To pump on a circle, place the left skate on an outside edge on the hockey circle. With the right foot, draw a half circle from your heel to your toe. Bend the left knee as you do this. It is important to not allow your left skate to get in an inside edge.

Crossovers Ice Skating Lesson - Step Five
There are different ways to get the right foot over the left foot. Most beginning skaters will want to place the right foot over the left, which is okay, but as a skater advances, it is better to place the right inside edge next to the other skate's left outside edge, and to then slide the left skate under the right.

Crossovers Ice Skating Lesson - Step Four
Stroke onto a left forward outside edge using the inside edge of your right blade to push off. Do not push with the toe pick. Extend your right leg (the free leg) back as you stroke onto a bent left forward outside edge.

Crossovers Ice Skating Lesson - Step Six
As soon as a skater gets the right foot crossed over the left outside edge, there will be an urge to allow the leg that is under to push out with the toe pick. Toe pushing on crossovers is wrong; to prevent toe pushing, flex the left foot - the heel should be slightly higher than the toe and the free foot should be parallel to the ice. Keep both feet pointing in the same direction.

Forward Left Outside Three Turn Tutorial
A three turn is a figure skating turn where a skater turns from forward to backward or backward to forward on one foot. The turn is named three turn because of the pattern left on the ice looks like the number three.

Figure Skating Turns Choctaws and Mohawks
Choctaws and mohawks are ice skating turns where figure skaters turns from either forward to backward or backward to forward.

Figure Saking Ice Castles 2010 Review
A remake of the figure skating movie

Ten Things About The World of Figure Skating
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in the world of figure skating? This is a list of some of the things about the sport that ice skating fans may not know about the figure skating world.

About Midori Ito: Japanese Silver Medalist
Japanese figure skating legend, Midori Ito, won the the 1989 World Figure Skating Championships and the 1992 Olympic Figure Skating Silver Medal. She was the first female figure skater to land a triple/triple ice skating jump combination and a triple Axel in competition.

Information About Music for Figure Skating
This article will help figure skaters select music for their competition and exhibition programs.

Jackson Freestyle Boot & Blade Combo Figure Skates
The Jackson Freestyle boot and blade combination figure skate is a good choice for ice skaters who are beginning to master single jumps, double jumps, and most spins. The price is reasonable and the quality of the boot is a good choice for many figure skaters.

Figure Skater Garrett Swasey 11-27-15 Colorado Shooting
On Friday, November 27, 2015, the Friday after Thanksgiving 2015, Garrett Swasey, who won the National Junior Ice Dance title with partner Christine Fowler, at the 1992 US National Figure Skating Championships, was shot and killed. He was the police officer killed in a senseless shooting at the Planned Parenthood offices in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Grit Figure Skating Bag Product Review
The Grit figure skating bag's tower design keeps skaters organized.

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Nancy Kerrigan Olympic Ice Skating Silver and Bronze Medalist
Nancy Kerrigan is an ice skater who won a bronze at the 1992 Olympics and a silver medal in the 1994 Olympics. She is also famous for being clubbed in the right knee.

Figure Skating Patch Definition
Compulsory figures were practiced on a piece of ice called a Patch. Most ice arenas no longer offer Patch sessions.

Ice Capades Ice Skating Show History
The Ice Capades was a traveling ice show similar to Ice Follies and Holiday on Ice. The show was shut down in 1995.

Ice Skating Basics
There are many moves figure skaters must master. This article includes links to lessons on falling and getting up on skates, how to stop, how to skate forward, and how to spin and jump.

Figure Skating and Ice Skating on About.com
Learn everything you need to know about figure skating. Get information about ice skates and figure skates, Olympic and international competitions and top skaters.

African American Figure Skaters
There are certain African American figure skaters that should be remembered. This short article highlights some of those skaters.

Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner Profile
Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner began skating together in the 1960s. They continue to be figure skating stars.

Ice Skating Is for All Ages
Ice skating can be enjoyed by people of all ages. This article outlines the joys and benefits of the sport.

Hockey Power Skating Drills
This article takes some secrets from figure skating and applies them to power hockey skating techniques.

Figure Skates How to Lace
Lacing figure skates correctly will make the ice skating experience more enjoyable. Correct lacing of figure skates is very important and must be done a certain way.

Figure Skating Tests and Levels
The figure skating test structure may be confusing to those new to ice skating. This article outlines and explains figure skating tests and skating levels.

Sit Spin Figure Skating Exercises
Figure skaters should do exercises on and off the ice to help strengthen their legs when they do sit spins.

Figure Skating Stops
Stopping on the ice is done by scraping the flat part of the blade across the ice. Pressure is put on the scraping foot, and the friction created on the ice causes a stop. This article lists the basic stops done by figure skaters.

About the 2016 Stars on Ice Tour
The 2016 Stars on Ice cast includes some of the best figure skaters in the USA including 2014 Olympic ice dance champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White and 2016 world ice dancing bronze medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates. This article gives information on the show and includes an interview with Chock and Bates.

Pair Skating Lifts
Lifts are the highlight of pair skating. There are several different types of lifts that pair skaters do. This short article lists the main lifts done by figure skaters that do pairs.

Are Rental Ice Skates Okay for Figure Skating?
When should a figure skater stop using rental skates? Are rental skates okay at all? This article addresses this issue.

Purchasing Ice Skates
This article will help a new or prospective figure skater purchase his or her first pair of skates.

Ice Skating Photos
This gallery contains ice skating photos that may be of interest to those interested in figure skating.

Larisa Gendernalik Figure Skating Paintings
Russian born Larisa Gendernalik is not only a figure skating coach, but the artist of impressive figure skating drawings and paintings.

Ice Skating Photos
This gallery contains ice skating photos that may be of interest to those interested in figure skating.

Ice Skating Photos
This gallery contains ice skating photos that may be of interest to those interested in figure skating.

Ice Skating Photos
This gallery contains ice skating photos that may be of interest to those interested in figure skating.

Ice Skating Photos
This gallery contains ice skating photos that may be of interest to those interested in figure skating.

Ice Skating Photos
This gallery contains ice skating photos that may be of interest to those interested in figure skating.

Ice Skating Photos
This photo collection contains ice skating photos that may be of interest to those interested in figure skating.

Ice Skating Photos
This gallery contains ice skating photos that may be of interest to those interested in figure skating.

Larisa Gendernalik Figure Skating Paintings
Russian born Larisa Gendernalik is not only a figure skating coach, but the artist of impressive figure skating drawings and paintings.

Kathie Fry's Photos From the 2009 ISU World Figure Skating Championships - Photos From the 2009 World Figure Skating Championshps by Kathie Fry
Kathie Fry was About.com's Guide to Inline Skating for over five years. She now is the editor of SkateLog.com, a website that includes articles and news about inline skating, quad roller skating, and ice skating. She has been in touch with About.com's Figure Skating Guide JO ANN Schneider Farris for many years. In 2009, she linked up with Jo Ann at the World Figure Skating Championships in Los Angeles. This photo collection includes photos she took from that memorable day.

Figure Skating Calendar 2010 - 2010 Ice Skating Calendar
Ice skating coach, Katie Stader Holmes has created a full color figure skating calendar. The calendar is a a fundraiser to help pay for the insurance expenses for her autistic child.

Haley Gans Photo Gallery - Photos of Figure Skater Haley Rose Gans
This photo gallery includes some memories of Haley Gans, a figure skater who died tragically in a skiing accident in November of 2009.

Photos of Famous Figure Skaters With Their Fans
This photo collection contains photos of famous figure skaters with their fans.

Ryan Jahnke - 2003 US Men's Figure Skating Bronze Medalist Ryan Jahnke
Ryan Jahnke won the bronze medal at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships in 2003. He was known for being able to do the Tano Triple Lutz, doing creative spins, and for being an elegant skater. He now coaches figure skating in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Ryan Jahnke Photo Gallery - 2003 US Men's Figure Skating Bronze Medalist Ryan Jahnke Photos
Ryan Jahnke won the bronze medal at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships in 2003. He was known for being able to do the Tano Triple Lutz, doing creative spins, and for being an elegant skater. He now coaches figure skating in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Photos of Famous Figure Skaters With Their Fans
This photo collection contains photos of famous figure skaters with their fans.

Barbara Murry Photo Gallery - Photos of Adult Figure Skater Barbara Murry
Barbara Murry began figure skating lessons when she was 62 years old. At 69, she began working on the Axel jump. She hopes that she can master the Axel and double jumps. She believes that age should not discourage anyone from experiencing the joy of figure skating. This photo gallery includes some of her figure skating highlights.

Colorado College Basic Skills Figure Skating Training Camp Photo Gallery - U.S. Figure Skating Bridge Program Photos
Each year, Honnen Ice Rink at Colorado College, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, holds a week-long figure skating training camp. This program is for skaters in the basic skills levels of skating and uses the curriculum from the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Bridge Program. This article gives some highlights of the training camp that was held at Colorado College during Spring Break of 2007.

Colorado College Basic Skills Figure Skating Training Camp Photo Gallery - U.S. Figure Skating Bridge Program Photos
Each year, Honnen Ice Rink at Colorado College, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, holds a week-long figure skating training camp. This program is for skaters in the basic skills levels of skating and uses the curriculum from the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Bridge Program. This article gives some highlights of the training camp that was held at Colorado College during Spring Break of 2007.

Ryan Jahnke - 2003 US Men's Figure Skating Bronze Medalist Ryan Jahnke
Ryan Jahnke won the bronze medal at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships in 2003. He was known for being able to do the Tano Triple Lutz, doing creative spins, and for being an elegant skater. He now coaches figure skating in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Ryan Jahnke - 2003 US Men's Figure Skating Bronze Medalist Ryan Jahnke
Ryan Jahnke won the bronze medal at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships in 2003. He was known for being able to do the Tano Triple Lutz, doing creative spins, and for being an elegant skater. He now coaches figure skating in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Julie and Richard Westerlund Photos - Photos of Adult Pair Skaters Julie and Richard Westerlund
Julie and Richard Westerlund are competitive adult figure skaters. They have skated pairs together since 1999. In 2004, they won the United States National Adult Pair Skating title.

Crowe Family Ice Skating Photos - Sharon, Mark, and Ethan Crowe a Figure Skating Family Photo Album
Sharon, Mark, and Ethan Crowe are an ice skating family. This photo album shows some of their figure skating memories.

Young Figure Skater Anna Vinson Photo Gallery
Like many young figure skaters in the United States, Ana Vinson shows promise and she dreams of being the best she can be at figure skating.

Skaters Competing at a Figure Skating Event
Is it really necessary to monitor every personal skating video a figure skating parent puts on YouTube?

Ice Skating Photos
This gallery contains ice skating photos that may be of interest to those interested in figure skating.

Ice Skating Photos
This gallery contains ice skating photos that may be of interest to those interested in figure skating.

Janet Champion Photo Gallery
Janet Champion has trained skaters of all ages and levels.

Janet Champion Photo Gallery
Janet Champion has trained skaters of all ages and levels.

Janet Champion Photo Gallery
Janet Champion has trained skaters of all ages and levels.

Jumping Direction and Spinning Direction for Figure Skating
Most figure skaters jump and spin in the counter-clockwise direction, but some figure skaters do moves in the clockwise direction. How does an ice skater determine which way to do figure skating moves?

Spinning on Figure Skates
Learning to spin on ice skates is not easy, but is so much fun!

Ice Skating Safety Products
Balance Blades and LiveKühn™ Luft PeacePads are products that help keep ice skaters safe, boost confidence, and make the ice skating and figure skating experience more enjoyable. This article reviews both of these unique ice skating inventions.

Train Like an Olympic Ice Skater
All figure skaters can train like Olympians. Here's how!

World Figure Skating Championships 2016 Schedule and Results
The World Figure Skating Championships 2016 ice skating competition took place in Boston, Massachusetts, USA from March 28 through April 3, 2016. This is the results and schedule of the prestigious and historic figure skating event.

How to Purchase Ice Skates for Figure Skating
This article will help figure skaters of all abilities decide how to purchase the correct figure skates appropriate for their age, skating level, and need.

Figure Skating Diet and Suggested Meal Schedule
Figure skaters of all ages must eat a healthy and balanced diet. Eating right should begin when ice skaters are young. This article includes a suggested meal plan figure skaters.

Ice Dancing and Pair Skating Differences
Ice dancing, at one time, resembled ballroom dancing on the ice, but has become more and more athletic.

U.S. Olympic Figure Skater Ashley Wagner
Olympic figure skater Ashley Wagner is the 2012 and 2013 U.S. Ladies Figure Skating Champion and the 2012 Four Continents Champion. She also is the 2008 U.S. National Figure Skating bronze medalist and the 2007 and 2009 World Junior Figure Skating bronze medalist.

Maia and Alex Shibutani - Olympic Figure Skaters
In 2014, the sister-brother ice dance team of Maia and Alex Shibutani represented the United States at the Olympic Winter Games which took place in Sochi, Russia. In 2016 the siblings had tremendous success and won both the US and Four Continents titles and also a silver medal at the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships which took place in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Figure Skating Scoring 6.0 Ice Skating Judging System
The 6.0 figure skating judging system was the judgiing system used at most figure skating competitions until the new ISU figure skating judging system was implemented shortly after the 2002 Olympics. Judges gave competitors two scores: a technical merit score and a presentation score. The highest score a skater could receive was a

Figure Skating New Year's Resolutions
As each New Year approaches, figure skaters should take the time to think about the things in their training that could be improved. This article lists ten New Year's resolutions especially for figure skaters.

Michelle Kwan - Nine Time US Figure Skating Champion
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters.

Dick Button - - Olympic Champion and Figure Skating Television Commentator
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 4.

Dorothy Hamill - 1976 Olympic Figure Skating Champion
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 3.

Sasha Cohen - Photos of Famous Ice Skaters
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 2.

Photos of Famous Ice Skaters
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Some of the skaters are Olympic figure skating champions or world or national figure skating champions; others left their mark and are remembered for their great contributions to the sport.

Photos of Famous Ice Skaters
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Some of the skaters are Olympic figure skating champions or world or national figure skating champions; others left their mark and are remembered for their great contributions to the sport.

Photos of Famous Ice Skaters
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Some of the skaters are Olympic figure skating champions or world or national figure skating champions; others left their mark and are remembered for their great contributions to the sport.

Photos of Famous Ice Skaters
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Some of the skaters are Olympic figure skating champions or world or national figure skating champions; others left their mark and are remembered for their great contributions to the sport.

Photos of Famous Ice Skaters
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Some of the skaters are Olympic figure skating champions or world or national figure skating champions; others left their mark and are remembered for their great contributions to the sport.

Photos of Famous Ice Skaters
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Some of the skaters are Olympic figure skating champions or world or national figure skating champions; others left their mark and are remembered for their great contributions to the sport.

Photos of Famous Ice Skaters
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Some of the skaters are Olympic figure skating champions or world or national figure skating champions; others left their mark and are remembered for their great contributions to the sport.

About.com's Reader's Choice Awards 2011 - Vote For the Best Figure Skates and Best Figure Skaters
It's time to start voting for the Reader's Choice Awards 2011. The nomination process took place in January. Now that the top nominees have been selected, it's time to let us know which ones deserve to be this year's winners of About.com's Figure Skating Reader's Choice Awards 2011. Page 3.

Ice Skating on One Foot
Gliding forward on one foot on ice skates is a basic move that all figure skaters and ice hockey players must learn and master. This short tutorial will help new ice skaters master this move.

Photos of Famous Ice Skaters
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 68.

Photos of Famous Ice Skaters
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 73.

Photos of Famous Ice Skaters
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 67.

Photos of Famous Ice Skaters
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 74.

Photos of Famous Ice Skaters
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 72.

Carol Heiss - 1960 Olympic Figure Skating Champion
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 56.

Photos of Famous Ice Skaters
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 71.

Photos of Famous Ice Skaters
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 65.

Olympic Figure Skating Champions Scott Hamilton, Dorothy Hamill, and Peggy Fleming
Scott Hamilton won the Olympics in figure skating in 1984; Dorothy Hamill won the Olympic figure skating title in 1976, and Peggy Fleming is the 1968 Olympic figure skating champion. In this photo, they pose together at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships in 2006. Page 53.

Jeremy Abbott and Paul Wylie
Jeremy Abbott is the 2009 U.S. Men's National Figure Skating Champion. . Paul Wylie won a silver medal in men's figure skating at the 1992 Winter Olympic Games. In 2008 and 2009, Wylie traveled to Colorado to mentor Abbott. Page 52.

Jessica Dube and Bryce Davison - Photos of Famous Ice Skaters
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 46.

Kim Yu-Na - Olympic Figure Skating Champion
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 70.

Photos of Famous Ice Skaters
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 48.

Paul Wylie - Olympic Figure Skating Men's Silver Medalist
Paul Wylie won a silver medal at the 1992 Winter Olympics in figure skating. Page 51.

Photos of Famous Ice Skaters
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 69.

Photos of Famous Ice Skaters
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 50.

Irina Rodnina and Aleksandr Zaitsev - Olympic Pair Skating Champions
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 49.

Photos of Famous Ice Skaters
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 57.

Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov
In 2002, Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov finished third in the U.S. Nationals. Then, for the next three years, the couple finished second in the same event. Their second-place finish in the 2006 Nationals earned them a trip to the Olympics in Torino. Page 47.

Jeremy Abbott and Evan Lysacek 2007 - Photos of Famous Ice Skaters
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 44.

Christopher Bowman - Two-Time U.S. Men's Figure Skating Champion
Figure skater Christopher Bowman was known as

Brian Joubert - French Figure Skater and World Figure Skating Champion
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 25.

Carolina Kostner - Seven-Time Italian Figure Skating Champion
Carolina Kostner of Italy is the 2014 Olympic figure skating bronze medalist. Page 30.

Caroline Zhang - 2007 World Junior Figure Skating Champion
Caroline Zhang is the 2007 World Junior Figure Skating Champion. Page 32.

Donald Jackson - 1962 Men's World Figure Skating Champion
Donald Jackson won the men's title at the 1962 World Figure Skating Champioships. Page 20.

Janet Champion - Child Ice Skating Show Star
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 36.

Photos of Famous Ice Skaters
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 43.

Kurt Browning - World and Canadian Figure Skating Champion
Canadian figure skating champion Kurt Browning won the world figure skating championships four times. In recent years he has been known for being a television media commentator for figure skating. Browning also holds the record for being the first male ice skater to land a quadruple jump in competition. Page 26.

Lynn-Holly Johnson - Co-Star of the Ice Skating Movie Ice Castles
Lynn-Holly Johnson co-starred in the 1978 movie

Mao Asada - World and Japanese Figure Skating Champion
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 45.

Keauna McLaughlin and Rockne Brubaker - 2007 World Junior Pair Champions
Keauna McLaughlin and Rockne Brubaker are the 2007 World Junior Pair Champions. In 2008, they moved up to the senior level and won a silver medal at the Cup of China Grand Prix of Figure Skating event. Page 28.

Meryl Davis and Charlie White - Olympic Ice Dance Champions
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 21.

Mirai Nagasu - Ice Skating Champion
Mirai Nagasu is the 2007 United States Junior Ladies National Figure Skating Champion. In 2008, Nagasu surprised the skating world once again by winning the short program in the Senior Ladies event at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships. She earned 70.23 points, the highest-ever score for a ladies' short program at any U.S. National Figure Skating event. In 2010, she qualified for the U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team. Page 39.

Rena Inoue and John Baldwin - U.S. Pair Skating Champions
US figure skaters Rena Inoue and John Baldwin are the first and only figure skating pair team to land a throw triple Axel. Page 42.

Sean Carlow - Australian Skating Champion
Figure Skating. Page 35.

Shizuka Arakawa - 2006 Olympic Figure Skating Champion
Shizuka Arakawa is the 2006 Olympic Figure Skating Champion. Page 40.

Maxim Staviski and Albena Denkova - 2007 World Ice Dancing Champions
Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski of Bulgaria skate in the ice dancing free dance during the World Figure Skating Championships at the Tokyo Gymnasium on March 23, 2007 in Tokyo, Japan. Page 33.

Stephane Lambiel - Swiss Figure Skating Champion
Stephane Lambiel of Switzerland competed in the 2007 Grand Prix of Figure Skating. Page 31.

Lyudmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov - Pair Skating Legends
Lyudmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov won two Olympic gold medals in pair skating. They represented the Soviet Union. Page 24.

Photos of Famous Ice Skaters
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 29.

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean - Olympic Ice Dance Champions
Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean won gold in ice dancing at the 1984 Winter Olympics. They changed ice dancing and are considered figure skating legends. Page 27.

Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao - Chinese, World, and Olympic Pair Skating
Figure Skating. Page 34.

Chinese Pair Skaters Dan Zhang and Hao Zhang
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 41.

Johnny Weir - U.S. Men's Figure Skating Champion
Johnny Weir is the 2004, 2005 and 2006 U.S. National Men's Figure Skating Champion. Page 37.

Brian Boitano - 1988 Olympic Figure Skating Champion
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 8.

Evgeni Plushenko - 2006 Olympic Figure Skating Champion
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 9.

Frank Carroll - Coach of Figure Skating Champions
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 7.

Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov - Olympic Pair Skating Champions
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 11.

John Curry - 1976 Olympic Figure Skating Champion
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 15.

John A.W. Nicks - Coach of Ice Skating Champions
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 12.

Kristi Yamaguchi - 1992 Olympic Figure Skating Champion
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 13.

Peggy Fleming - 1968 Olympic Figure Skating Champion
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 16.

Ryan Jahnke - 2003 United States Figure Skating Bronze Medalist
Ryan Jahnke won the bronze medal at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships in 2003. He was known for being able to do the Tano Lutz, doing creative spins, and for being an elegant skater. He now coaches figure skating in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Page 18.

Randy Gardner and Tai Babilonia - World Pair Figure Skating Champions
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 5.

Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto - Olympic Figure Skating Silver Medalists Ice Dancing
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 10.

Photos of Famous Ice Skaters
This photo gallery includes photos of famous figure skaters. Page 14.

Sonja Henie - Olympic Figure Skating Champion
This is a photo of Sonja Henie of Norway practicing for the Women's Figure Skating event at the 1928 Winter Olympic Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland. She won the gold medal at that Olympics. Page 17.

Surya Bonaly - Olympic French Figure Skater
French figure skater Surya Bonaly became a U.S. citizen in 2004. She is known for being the only skater who can land a back flip on one foot on the ice. She is remembered for being disqualified for doing that move in the 1998 Olympics. Page 19.

Ulrich Salchow - The Inventor of the Salchow Jump
Ulrich Salchow won the gold medal in figure skating at the Olympics in 1908. That Olympics took place in London. His Olympic gold medal was the first Olympic gold medal awarded for men's figure skating. Page 6.

Ice Skating for Tots and Pre-Schoolers
This article gives advice on how and when a parent should get a child started at figure skating. Also, what to expect from tot group ice skating lessons is outlined and discussed.

Olympic Figure Skating History
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2014 Sochi Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing changes. Check out the history of the sport. Page 14.

Olympic Figure Skating History
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2014 Sochi Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing changes. Check out the history of the sport. Page 17.

Olympic Figure Skating History
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2014 Sochi Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing changes. Check out the history of the sport. Page 8.

Olympic Figure Skating History
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2014 Sochi Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing changes. Check out the history of the sport. Page 23.

Olympic Figure Skating History
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2014 Sochi Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing changes. Check out the history of the sport. Page 15.

Olympic Figure Skating History
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2014 Sochi Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing changes. Check out the history of the sport. Page 16.

Olympic Figure Skating History
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2014 Sochi Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing changes. Check out the history of the sport. Page 18.

Olympic Figure Skating History
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2014 Sochi Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing changes. Check out the history of the sport. Page 24.

Olympic Figure Skating History
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2014 Sochi Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing changes. Check out the history of the sport. Page 20.

Olympic Figure Skating History
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2014 Sochi Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing changes. Check out the history of the sport. Page 9.

Olympic Figure Skating History
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2014 Sochi Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing changes. Check out the history of the sport. Page 11.

Olympic Figure Skating History
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2014 Sochi Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing changes. Check out the history of the sport. Page 12.

Olympic Figure Skating History
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2014 Sochi Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing changes. Check out the history of the sport. Page 7.

Olympic Figure Skating History
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2014 Sochi Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing changes. Check out the history of the sport. Page 6.

Olympic Figure Skating History
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2014 Sochi Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing changes. Check out this illustrated history of the sport.

Olympic Figure Skating History
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2014 Sochi Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing changes. Check out the history of the sport. Page 2.

Olympic Figure Skating History - History of Olympic Ice Skating
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2014 Sochi Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing changes. Check out the history of the sport. Page 21.

Olympic Figure Skating History
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2014 Sochi Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing changes. Check out the history of the sport. Page 10.

Olympic Figure Skating History
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2014 Sochi Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing changes. Check out the history of the sport. Page 13.

Sarah Hughes - 2002 Olympic Figure Skating Champion Sarah Hughes
2002 Olympic Figure Skating Champion, Sarah Hughes, was not expected to win the gold medal at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. She was in fourth place after the short program, but in the freeskate, she landed seven triple jumps. The other competitors made mistakes, and Hughes won gold. Page 22.

Olympic Figure Skating History
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2014 Sochi Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing changes. Check out the history of the sport. Page 5.

Olympic Figure Skating History
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2014 Sochi Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing changes. Check out the history of the sport. Page 4.

Olympic Figure Skating History
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2014 Sochi Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing changes. Check out the history of the sport. Page 19.

Olympic Figure Skating History
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2014 Sochi Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing changes. Check out the history of the sport. Page 3.

Olympic Figure Skating History
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2014 Sochi Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing changes. Check out the history of the sport.

Olympic Figure Skating History
From its appearance in the first modern Olympic Games in 1908, to the 2014 Sochi Olympics and beyond, figure skating has gone through amazing changes. Check out the history of the sport.

An Interview With 2006 World Figure Skating Champion Kimmie Meissner
During the time that 2006 World Figure Skating Champion and 2006 Olympian Kimmie Meissner was preparing for the 2015

Golden Skaters's Waltz With Partner Video - Two Ice Dancers Skate the Golden Skaters' Waltz together to Music
This video shows a two older ice dancers doing the Golden Skaters' Waltz, a British ice dance, together to music.

Video of 1970 US Figure Skating Champion Janet Lynn
Janet Lynn was and is considered one of the best figure skaters in ice skating history. This video shows her winning and breathtaking performance at the 1970 US Figure Skating Championships which took place in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Was Condoleezza Rice Really a Figure Skater?
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was an accomplished figure skater. This article shares a bit about her ice skating career and her young life.

John Curry's "Ice Class" - The Ice/Edge Figure Skating Class
The

Component Score Figure Skating Definition
At figure skating competitions, scores are given for technical elements and points are also awarded for program components. The total score given to figure skaters for the program components is called the component score. The judges give points on a scale from 0 to 10 for program components.

What Are Figure Skating Compulsory Ice Dances?
Ice dancing is ballroom dancing on ice. In compulsory ice dances, skaters do set steps and patterns on the ice. They skate to a prescribed rhythm and tempo of music. Skaters do waltzes, tangos, foxtrots, and other dances on the ice. Compulsory dances are part of the figure skating test structure and can be skated with or without a partner.

What Does It Mean When a Figure Skater Pops a Jump?
Sometimes, when a figure skater attempts to do a double, triple, or quadriple jump, he or she abandons the jump by not rotating and opens up in the air. He or she gives up on completing the jump and usually lands on two feet. This is called popping which is considered a very bad habit.

Too Old to Begin Figure Skating?
When is it too late to begin figure skating? If a skater begins skating as a teen or after he or she is eighteen years old, is it too late to become a serious competitive figure skater? Is it possible to learn double and triple jumps as a young adult?

Pole Harness - A Figure Skating Training Aid
A pole harness is a figure skating training aid that looks like a fishing pole. It is used to help skaters master jumps.

Adult Figure Skating
There are various opportunities available for adult figure skaters.

About the Backflips Performed By Figure Skaters
The backflip is considered an illegal figure skating move. It can be done in exhibitions and in professional ice skating competitions, but the backflip will not receive credit and a skater will receive deductions (or be disqualified) if the move is performed in eligible figure skating competitions.

Definition and Meaning of the Figure Skating Term Free Skate or Long Program
Pair skaters and single figure skaters, at the higher levels, and also at non-qualifying events, perform both a short and long program at figure skating competitions. The long program, or freeskate, is not only longer in length than the short program, but will include more figure skating elements.

Regionals - Figure Skating Competitions Regionals
In the United States, the figure skating competition season begins in the fall with regional figure skating competitions which usually take place in October of each year.

About the Figure Skating Waltz Eight
The waltz eight is a figure skating move done in a figure eight pattern.

Swizzles Help New Skaters Learn to Move Across the Ice
Swizzles make the shape of a fish or football on the ice and are done on two feet and on inside edges. The move helps beginning ice skaters learn how to move and glide forward or backward across the ice and swizzles also help new skaters gain confidence as they use their knees to make their blades glide over the ice.

Lost Figure Skating Jump
Sometimes a figure skater can do a jump perfectly one day, but the next day, he or she can't do the jump at all.

How to Get Started Speed Skating
Getting started at speed skating does involve some planning and preparation.

Janet Lynn - U.S. Figure Skater and Olympic Medalist
Janet Lynn was the United States National Figure Skating Champion from 1969 through 1973. She won an Olympic bronze medal in 1972.

Suna Murray - 1972 U.S. Ladies Bronze Medalist and Olympic Competitor Suna Murray
Suna Murray won the bronze medal at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships in 1972. She competed for the United States in the 1972 Olympics.

Surya Bonaly - French and European Figure Skating Champion
Surya Bonaly won the French national figure skating title nine times, the European figure skating title five times, and she placed second at the world figure skating championships three times. Bonaly is also known for being one of the only ice skaters who can land a back flip on one foot on the ice. She is now an American citizen.

Elaine Zayak Biography - Figure Skating Champion
Elaine Zayak was the 1981 U.S. Figure Skating National Champion and the 1982 World Figure Skating Champion. She was the first female figure skater to land many triple jumps. The

Emily Hughes - Olympic Ice Skater
Emily Hughes competed in the 2006 Olympics. She is the sister of 2002 Olympic Figure Skating Champion Sarah Hughes.

Skate Spinner Figure Skating Training Aid Review
Skate Spinner is a figure skating training aid that simulates the skating blade on the ice, allowing figure skaters to practice jumps and spins anywhere.

Tonya Harding - Biography and Profile
Just before the 1994 Olympics, right after a practice session at the United States National Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Michigan, Nancy Kerrigan was attacked and hit hard with a hard object on her knee. The accident made it impossible for her to compete and Tonya Harding won the Championship Ladies event. Shortly after that, it was discovered that Tonya Harding had been part of an alleged conspiracy to hurt Nancy. Tonya was banned from U.S. Figure Skating for life.

Coach's Eye - A Figure Skating Coaching App
Coach's Eye is a sports App made for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod that figure skating coaches have found to be a useful video teaching and training tool.

Gracie Gold - US Figure Skater Profile
Gracie Gold is the 2012 United States Junior Ladies Champion. In 2013, she earned a spot on the United States World Figure Skating Team by winning the silver medal in the Championship Ladies event at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships.

Polina Edmunds - Four Continents Figure Skating Champion 2015
Polina Edmunds is the 2015 Four Continents Champion. She also is the 2014 U.S. National Figure Skating silver medalist, the 2015 US National Figure Skating Pewter Medalist, and the 2014 US Figure Skating Classic Champion.

Johnny Weir Interview - Interview With Figure Skating Champion Johnny Weir
Johnny Weir was interviewed by FSNews:

Kurt Browning - Figure Skating Champion & Commentator
Canadian figure skating champion Kurt Browning won the world figure skating championships four times. In recent years he has been known for being a television media commentator for figure skating. Browning also holds the record for being the first male ice skater to land a quadruple jump in competition.

Jeremy Abbott, 4 Time US Men's Figure Skating Champion
Jeremy Abbott won the 2014, 2012, 2010, and 2009 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

Paul Wylie, Olympic Figure Skater Profile
Paul Wylie is the 1992 Olympic Men's Figure Skating Silver Medalist.

Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy - Pair Skating Champions
German Pair Skaters Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy won the world pair skating title five times.

Irina Vorobieva - 1981 World Pair Skating Champion Irina Vorobieva - Russian Champion Figure Skater Irina Vorobieva
Russian born, Irina Vorobieva, won the world pair skating title in 1981. She medaled at three different world figure skating championships and participated in international events multiple times. She also competed in the Olympics.

JoJo Starbuck & Kenneth Shelley, Pair Skating Champions
JoJo Starbuck and her pair skating partner, Kenneth Shelley, won the US pair skating title three times and competed in two Winter Olympic games.

2002 Olympic Figure Skating Scandal
The 2002 Olympic figure skating scandal caused the scoring system for figure skating to be revanmped and changed.

Toller Cranston - Canadian Figure Skating Champion and Olympic Figure Skating Bronze Medalist
Canadian figure skating champion and Olympic bronze medalist, Toller Cranston, was known for bringing creativity to figure skating.

Jason Brown - US Men's Figure Skating Champion and Olympic Figure Skater
Jason Brown is the 2014 United States Men's Silver Medalist and the 2010 US Junior Men's Champion. In 2014, he earned a spot on the United States Olympic Figure Skating Team.

Olympic Ice Skating Champion Oksana Baiul
Oksana Baiul, from the Ukraine, won the 1994 Olympics in women's figure skating.

Dorothy Hamill - Biography and Career Highlights
Dorothy Hamill won the gold in figure skating at the 1976 Winter Olympics and was considered a technically perfect skater.

Peggy Fleming - 1968 Olympic Figure Skating Champion
Peggy Fleming is the 1968 Olympic Figure Skating Champion. She also was a world and U.S. National ladies figure skating champion. She was known for being both athletic and graceful.

Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov - Olympic Champions
Russian pair skaters Gordeeva and Grinkov won virtually every competition they entered. They won the Olympics in both 1988 and in 1994. They began skating together as children and married in 1991. Sergei died suddenly in 1995. Ekaterina Gordeeva continues to perform.

Meet Olympic Figure Skating Champion and Commentator Scott Hamilton
Scott Hamilton won the 1984 Olympics in figure skating.

Nicole Bobek - Ice Skating Champion
Ice skater, Nicole Bobek, won the 1995 U.S. Figure Skating Championship and also was ranked third in the world that year.

Olympic Figure Skating Champion Dick Button
Dick Button has been a figure skating commentator since 1962. He is figure skating's best known television analyst. He is also an Olympic ice skating champion.

The Haydenettes - Synchronized Skating Champions The Haydenettes
The Haydenettes are considered one of the best synchronized skating teams in the United States and in the world.

Carol Heiss - 1960 Olympic Figure Skating Champion
Carol Heiss won the Olympics in 1960. She also won a silver medal in 1956. This profile gives some highlights of her figure skating career.

Figure Skating Legend Michelle Kwan
Michelle Kwan is considered a figure skating legend and is the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history.

Barbara Wagner - 1960 Olympic Pair Figure Skating Champion Barbara Wagner
Barbara Wagner and Bob Paul are the 1960 Olympic Pair Skating Champions.

Evan Lysacek - Olympic & World Figure Skating Champion
On February 18, 2010, Evan Lysacek became the 2010 Olympic Figure Skating Champion.

Olympic Figure Skating Medalist Sasha Cohen
Figure Skater Sasha Cohen won a Silver Medal in the 2006 Winter Olympics and she was the 2006 United States Figure Skating Ladies Champion. She was an elegant and beautiful skater. Her beautiful presentation made her not only an athlete, but a celebrity.

Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto - Olympic Ice Dancers
At one time Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto were the most outstanding ice dance team ever produced by the United States.

Olympic Ice Skater Johnny Weir - Profile
2006 Olympian Johnny Weir began skating at the age of twelve. He is a three-time U.S. Men's Figure Skating Champion.

About Shipstads and Johnson Ice Follies
Shipstads and Johnson Ice Follies was a touring ice skating show that existed from 1936 to 1979.

Kathy Casey: World and Olympic Figure Skating Coach Kathy Casey
Kathy Casey has coached ice skating since the early 1960s. She has coached many national and international figure skating champions.

Dalilah Sappenfield - Pair Skating Coach Dalilah Sappenfield
Dalilah Sappenfield is one of the top pair skating coaches in the United States.

Tom Dickson - Figure Skating Coach and Choreographer Tom Dickson
Tom Dickson is considered one of the top figure skating choreographers in the world. This article highlights his outstanding career as a figure skater, choreographer, and coach.

Apolo Ohno - Olympic Short Track Speed Skating Champion
U.S. short track speed skater, Apolo Anton Ohno, won gold in short track speed skating events at both the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympic Games. He also won a silver medal in Salt Lake City and two bronze medals in Torino. In 2010, in Vancouver, he also won a bronze medal. That made him the most decorated American Winter Olympic athlete in history.

Figure Skating Dress and Clothing Suggestions
Dressing properly for skating helps most figure skaters skate better. This short article gives information on how to dress for figure skating competitions, exhibitions, tests, and performances.

Meryl Davis & Charlie White - Olympic Figure Skaters
Ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White won a silver medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

Frank Carroll - Coach of Figure Skating Champions
Frank Carroll is considered one of the best figure skating coaches in the world. Some of the famous skaters he has coached include Linda Fratianne, Michelle Kwan, and Evan Lysacek.

About Carrie Jones Figure Skating Designs
Carrie Jones makes beautiful and unique original competition and practice figure skating attire.

Dressing for Figure Skating Practice
This article gives some tips on what to wear for ice skating practice.

Figure Skating Clothes Have Improved Through the Years
Figure skating attire has certainly changed and improved. Skaters once skated in materials that did not stretch. Learn more about the history of ice skating clothes in this article.

CER - Figure Skating Coaches Continuing Education Requirement CER
After July 1, 2010, anyone coaching figure skating at U.S. Figure Skating's sanctioned events will be required to meet a mandatory continuing education requirement. Course requirements may be met online or at Professional Skaters Association conferences, seminars, and workshops.

How to Become a Figure Skating Coach
Many individuals want to teach skating. This article addresses the qualifications needed to coach figure skating.

Trixi Schuba - 1972 Olympic Figure Skating Champion
Trixi Schuba won the ladies title at the 1971 and 1972 World Figure Skating Championships and went on to win gold at the 1972 Olympic Winter Games. She is considered the best compulsory figure skater in history.

About the Figure Skating Show "Stars on Ice"


Mabel Fairbanks Figure Skating Coach
Mabel Fairbanks was an African American figure skater and ice skating coach. Her strength and determination paved the way for African Americans and other figure skaters from minority backgrounds to be part of the sport.

Where Do Figure Skaters Buy Figure Skating Clothes?
It is not always easy to find figure skating apparel; in fact, to those new to skating, finding skating clothing can be a mystery!

Golden Skate Figure Skating Website - Review
Golden Skate's mission is to provide those interested in figure skating with the largest variety of resources possible.

Yuzuru Hanyu - Olympic, World, and Japanese Figure Skating Champion
At the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, Yuzuru Hanyu won Olympic gold.

Karen Magnussen - Canadian and World Figure Skating Champion
Karen Magnussen won silver at the 1972 Winter Olympics and went on to win the 1973 world figure skating title.

An Interview With Olympic Figure Skating Champion Evan Lysacek
During the time that 2010 Men's Olympic Figure Skating Champion Evan Lysacek was preparing for the 2015

Hamill-Camel - Dorothy Hamill's Trademark Move
Dorothy Hamill, the 1976 Olympic Figure Skating Champion, did a trademark move that was known as the Hamill Camel.

Switching Skating Coaches - How to Switch Figure Skating Coaches
Parents and skaters need to be aware that there are some guidelines all skating coaches follow when a skater switches coaches.

Choose an Ice Skating Coach for Skating Lessons
Unlike ballet, dance, or gymnastics, where learning occurs in a group lesson format most of the time, figure skating is mastered through private lessons. So….if you or your child is really interested in mastering figure skating, your first step is to select a private lesson coach.

Ice Skating Lessons
Private skating lessons are necessary for those who are really interested in mastering figure skating. Once you make the important decision between serious recreational skating or serious competitive skating, then begin your search for a coach that fits your needs.

How Do Figure Skaters Qualify for the Olympic Games?
This article explains how figure skaters qualify for the Olympics.

2014 Sochi Olympic Figure Skating Results
The 2014 Winter Olympics took place in Sochi, Russia in February of 2014. This is the schedule and results of the Olympic figure skating events.

Olympic Figure Skating Team Trophy Event
The Olympic Team Trophy figure skating event means a skater whose country qualified for the Team Trophy Event could possibly leave the Olympics with two Olympic medals.

Review of the Hallmark Channel Figure Skating Movie Ice Dreams


Marie-France Dubreuil & Patrice Lauzon: Canadian Ice Dancers
Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon won the Canadian national ice dancing title in 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007.

Disney Channel's Ice Skating Movie 'Go Figure' Review
'Go Figure' is a Disney Channel Original Movie about a talented figure skater who must play hockey to help finance her figure skating.

Snow White and the Three Stooges - Ice Skating Movie Review
1960 Olympic Figure Skating Champion, Carol Heiss, starred in Snow White and the Three Stooges.

Off-Ice Training for Figure Skaters by Lauren Downes MSPT
Lauren Downes is a licensed physical therapist, a professional figure skating coach, a former competitive skater, and she is also an off-ice strength and conditioning coach. She is the founder and creator of Sk8Strong Inc. and she has produced instructional exercise DVDs especially for figure skaters. In this article, she talks about off-ice training for figure skating.

Off-Ice Training for Figure Skaters: Why, What, When and How by Lauren Downes MSPT - Off-Ice Training for Figure Skating
Lauren Downes is a licensed physical therapist, a professional figure skating coach, a former competitive skater, and she is also an off-ice strength and conditioning coach. She is the founder and creator of Sk8Strong Inc. and she has produced instructional exercise DVDs especially for figure skaters. In this article, she talks about off-ice training for figure skating. Page 2.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir: Olympic Ice Dance Champions
On February 22, 2010, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir became Canada's and North America's first-ever Olympic Ice Dance Champions.

About of the Figure Skating Movie "Champions: A Love Story"
A forgotten figure skating movie is Champions: A Love Story. It was based a bit on a real figure skating tragedy that occurred in the 1970s. A male figure skater was killed when his private plane crashed on his way to the Midwestern Figure Skating Championships. The movie took that story and made a very heartwarming story about a young pair skating team that falls in love.

Shae-Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz, Ice Dancers
Canadian ice dancers, Shae-Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz, were the first North Americans to win a World Championship in ice dancing.

About Ice Dance Figure Skaters Kim Navarro and Brent Bommentre
Kim Navarro and Brent Bommentre were two time US national ice dancing bronze medalists. They were on the US World figure skating team and were Olympic team alternates.

All About Spirals in Figure Skating
A spiral is a figure skating move which is based on the classic arabesque position from ballet. The basic forward spiral is performed while a skater glides forward on one foot with the chest facing towards the ice and with the free leg stretched back.

K12 Distance School Curriculum - An Educational Alternative for Figure Skaters
K12 is an online distance school curriculum that is very popular among figure skaters. The program was created by William J. Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education and author of The Book of Virtues. Complete grade level packages for Kindergarten through Twelth Grade are available. The computer is a part of the K12 curriculum, but most of the lessons are done using textbooks and workbooks. K12's curriculum is also used in virtual public and private school programs.

At What Age Can I Get My Child Started With Ice Skating?
With just a little bit of instruction, children that are about six to eight years old can learn to ice skate rather quickly, but very young children can also begin ice skating lessons geared especially for tots and preschoolers.

About the Ice Hall at Colorado's Broadmoor World Arena
Figure skaters from all over the world come to Colorado Springs to train at the Ice Hall at the Broadmoor World Arena. The facility is also the home of the Broadmoor Skating Club.

Names of Ballet Moves That Are Similar to Figure Skating Moves
Some of the moves figure skaters do look similar to moves that ballet dancers do. If possible, figure skaters should become familiar with the names of the ballet moves that correspond to figure skating jumps, spins, turns, and/or steps. The information in this article comes from Annette Thomas, the author of

Short Dance in Figure Skating
There are two phases of junior and senior level ice dancing competitions. The first phase is the Short Dance (a combination of a compulsory dance and some free dance elements) and then the Free Dance. This short article describes the Short Dance.

Figure Skaters Can Be Excellent Students: How To Balance Figure Skating Training and School
It is possible to train as a figure skater and also be an excellent student.

How To Do an Axel Figure Skating Jump
The Axel jump may be the hardest jump for many figure skaters. Once ice skaters master the Axel, the double jumps come quickly. This short article outlines some steps that will help a figure skater master an Axel jump.

Beware of "Lobby Figure Skating Parents" - "Lobby People" Can Cause Harm to Skaters and Coaches
Those new to the skating world need to be aware that there can possibly be parents in an ice arena that can cause harm. These type of parents have been called

Kellen Johnson's Figure Skating Story Poem
In April of 2014, Kellen Johnson, the 2014 US intermediate men's figure skating champion, wrote a poem about his love of figure skating.

Thrift Shop Figure Skating Parody Video
This very original music video sums up the life of a young competitive figure skater and synchronized skater.

Boarding School for Figure Skaters Shattuck-St. Mary’s School
Shattuck-St. Mary’s School is a boarding school that offers a full-time figure skating program. Top coaches and training are provided to students. The program is college preparatory. Shattuck-St. Mary’s School is the first private boarding school in the United States to offer figure skating training.

Triple Axel - Figure Skating Move
The triple Axel is a figure skating jump. It is the only triple jump that takes off from a forward outside edge.

Twist Lift - Pair Skating Move Twist Lift
A twist lift is a pair skating move. The man lifts the lady in the air and then throws her. She rotates and twists and then he catches her on the waist and assists her with landing. At the 2015 Prudential US Figure Skating Championships, Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim made history in Greensboro, North Carolina by becoming the first U.S. pairs team to execute a quad twist in competition. The quad twist opened their free skate program and helped them win their first US national pair skating title.