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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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[ClickPress, Wed Jul 10 2019] Ice skating is observed in many snow clad regions worldwide.
"We're so excited for this exhibition because the skaters have worked hard all season and deserve their time to shine," said Melissa Motyka, figure skating manager for HE Parks.
- Short track speed skating ladies 500m (Korea's Choi Min-jeong to compete, 19:00)
"Skating is truly one of Canada's favourite national pastimes and is actively enjoyed coast to coast to coast.
Calorie count: Depending on the weight of the person, recreational ice skating can burn between around 250 and 800 calories an hour.
BENEFITS: Ice skating is a popular winter sport that provides both exhilarating fun and cardiovascular benefits.
I'm a 48-year-old skateboarder who started skating in the early 70s, inspired by the boys in the Venice Dogtown area.
TALLINN -- The history of figure skating stretches back to prehistoric times, as archeological evidence of the activity shows.
I was gobsmacked, but she was really down to earth and a nice person.We get parents who come in because their children want to try skating and we always try to give them the best advice we can.
Or perhaps they've watched news clips featuring stunt skaters, the evolving sport of in-line hockey or in-line speed skating competitions.
"[It would be] like skating on stilts," says Bert Lovitt, LandRoller's co-inventor.