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see ice skatingice skating,
gliding along an ice surface on keellike runners known as ice skates. Skating as a Sport

Skating, besides being an important form of winter recreation and the essential skill in the game of ice hockey (see hockey, ice) has developed into three
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; ice dancingice dancing,
ice-skating competition in which couples are required to perform dance routines to music. The sport gained popularity in the 1930s and the first world championships were held in 1950.
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; roller skatingroller skating,
gliding on a hard, smooth, durable surface on skates with rollers or wheels, in recent years has become a popular adult sport. Skates mounted on wooden rollers date from the 1860s, and soon wooden wheels replaced the rollers.
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Skate Buds originated from the recent heel skating craze and developed into a niche exercise skate product.
The most-requested attractions for the new park included lighting for night skating, elaborate concrete hills and valleys, hips, ditches, half pipes and full pipes, ledges of various sizes and a stage and stairs.
The vibrations during skating were recorded and the skaters were then measured for various motor function ability, including maximal force, reflex and ability to detect ankle angle changes.
It's not just moves or positions; it's a way of skating, a technique," explained Kraatz during a telephone interview from his home in Lake Placid, New York.
reviews some of the arguments against pressure melting as the cause of the low friction encountered in ice skating and snow skiing in the October American Journal of Physics.
Top finishers in these national championships will move on to the World Figure Skating Championships in Tokyo, Japan.
We finished our day in Philly at Temple University skating the eight-stair.
But for the senior precision-skating team based at Glendale's Moonlight Rollerway on San Fernando Road, only one thing mattered: nailing its five-minute routine for the World Roller Skating Championship, being held Friday to Sunday in Murcia, Spain.
They are as noted for their poetic lyricism, glowing romanticism, and memorable musical selections as they are for their beautiful line and the heightened emotional charge of their skating.
Katarina Witt, four-time figure skating World Champion and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, has dominated her sport the way few athletes do.
SKATE will deliver the feel of skating through innovative controls, authentic cameras and a fully reactive skateboarding city.
I started skating with my brother Clint back in the day.