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What Figure Skating Is All About?

May 31, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 157

All over the world figure skating is known to be a very famous type of sport. Most people during Winter Olympics go out to watch figure skating. There are numerous diverse disciplines of figure skating. There is the singles competition and the pair of this skating competition. The singles competition is made up of solo men and women who do jumps, spins, step series, spirals and, many other things in both the short and also the long curriculum. On the other hand the pair figure skating competition is made up of partners that is a man and a woman who present the solo elements together not forgetting throw jumps, lifts, pair spins, death spirals, and many other pair particular basics.

There is also another competition which is known as ice dancing which includes duos which are made up of a man and a woman who do complex footwork in lock dance holds and at the same time lifts which do not go beyond the shoulder together with the music. These three competitions are the ones which make it a very interesting sport and worth watching. This is simply because every competition is enjoyable and also very interesting. Numerous people watch this skating from various corners of the world especially those countries which have winter seasons.

Figure skating is also made up of what are called jumps. These jumps are performed during these skating competitions. However you should note that there are three categories of jumps. There is what we call the edge jumps, rotations or also referred to as combination jumps and finally toe jumps. A person who performs this type of skating is referred to as a figure skater. Toe jumps are performed in such a way that the figure skater will tap the toe pick into ice. Toe jumps are made up of top loops, flips and also lutzes. However in performing toe jumps, a figure skater does it without the aid of the toe pick.

Edge jumps on the other hand are made up of salchows, axels and loops. A professional skater is able to do the kind of jumps like single, double, triple or even quadruple jumps. However this is resulted by the number of rotation which a figure skater finishes in the air before landing his or her jump. The women single figure skaters mostly do the triple jumps whereas the male single skaters do the quadruple jumps. Jumps in figure skating can be hard in blending or in series. And so this is what makes the competitor to earn points. So it is a sport which is also suitable for all ages and all elements are awarded.

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