For all the winter lovers, sports like figure skating are just one of the many perks of the festive season. Figure skating has a long tradition of being played every time it snows for recreation and professional joys.
Presently, the game has found its due share even in the Olympics. We all love the magical moments figure skating offers on the white snow and the participant doing wonderful forms and poses on the rink. You can relive these moments, too! Just book your tickets and you’re all set.
Figure skating is a winter sport where the participants, be it an individual, a duo, or groups, can come and compete in a complete skates-based game.
Today, figure skating has a place in Olympics, Senior, Regional, and Sectional games. At the same time, we have ice dancing, skate plays, skating theaters, and musicals. All of it is played under the banner name of Figure Skating.
The sport was initially contested at the 1908 Olympics in London and became the first winter sport to be featured in the Summer Olympics. It features Men's singles, women's singles, pair skating, and ice dance.
The four individual categories are also merged as a tourney, first featuring in the Winter Olympics in 2014. Thanks to the formulation of the International Skating Union, we get competent skating wizards competing in different leagues and seasons every year.
Figure Skating is based on the technique of spins, rolls, trills, and glides on the skates. The soles of each figure skate have big, serrated teeth. These are often used for leaping and not for strokes or flips.
Skate blades also have screws. Screws secure the blades to the boot's sole and heel. These blades are sharpened professionally to give the skater the right balance and grip.
While this may sound mechanical and tiresome, figure skating is far from it. You will be thrilled and shook to know how effortless each action looks on the rink. Watch a trained skater performing each of the trills, glides, and spins and be mesmerized.
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