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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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As further mechanical improvements were introduced into skates, the sport of skating won over large numbers of enthusiasts.
But the long-term cumulative effects of exposure to the vibrations associated with inline skating are not known.
We used all kinds of different objects--pylons, irons, hockey pucks, Coke cans--as we practiced skating low to the ice.
Skating and skiing are still possible below this temperature.
There are many critical factors in creating a professional skating rink," said Mike Clayton, owner of Ice Rink Events and supplier for the U.
As soon as we got ahold of El Vortex, we met up with him and had fun skating his mini-ramp and witnessing his amazing antics.
The idea behind precision skating is everybody skates as one.
When they got the opportunity to join one of the professional skating tours, they paired up and have stayed together ever since.
Our game offers a skate mecca for both skaters and gamers in search of the definitive authentic skating video game experience," said Scott Blackwood, executive producer, EA Black Box.
Who from North Carolina influenced your skating at that time?
Mark Kneyse, 28, of Van Nuys zooms throughout Pedlow Skate Park doing aggressive in-line skating.
Certainly the sublime pair of Ekaterina Gordeyeva and the late Sergei Grinkov, Olympic champious in 1988 and 1994, were in a class by themselves when it came to pairs skating in which grace, elegance, and musicality captured one's attention as much as the skaters' technical skills.