Who were the first Figure skaters at the Olympics?

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The special figures contest was won by Russian Nikolai Panin, who gave his country its first ever Olympic gold medal. He remains the event's sole winner, as it was subsequently dropped from the program. Ice dance joined as a medal sport in 1976, after appearing as a demonstration event at Grenoble 1968.
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Who are some figure skaters?

Some famous and very talented figue skaters are . Michelle Kwan . Sasha Cohen . Kimmie Meissner . Mirai Nagasu

Was Eddie Shack a figure skater?

I doubt it, even though he was a fast skater and had good balance he skated. very bowlegged and was know for his randition of a pirrouette and trademark roostertail when he was anounced as one of the games three stars!. Frank S. Pittsburgh

What equipment is required for a figure skater?

The equipments for figure skating differ. Of course, skates. For the skates you will need guards to protect your blades. If you are planning to compete you will need skates, outfits, music, and lots of support and practice, partner if working with someone, coach, skating rink, and a bunch of happine (MORE)

How much does a figure skater get paied?

When competing in things like the National, World, or Grand Prix events, they aren't paid. They are doing it for enjoyment. While many of them are sponsored, they are not paid. Once skaters quit the competing and join the pro, like Stars on ice, they get paid, but I don't know how much.

Best figure skater?

YUNA KIM were you even watching the olympics?? well actually right now, it's patrick chan (CANADA)

Are Olympic figure skaters making a living at figure skating?

It depends on the skater and what country they are from. Some will "turn pro" meaning they can not compete in another Olympics or other official championships, but they can go on tour with ice shows such as "Stars On Ice" or "Disney On Ice" or various other productions. If they choose to tour with t (MORE)

What is the average weight for figure skaters?

I am a competitive figure skater and I am 5 feet 4 inches tall. I weigh 115lbs. Remember that as figure skaters, we have more muscle than fat which weights heavier. I can only speak for myself, but I would say I'm pretty average. Some will be heavier and some will be lighter. It all depends on your (MORE)

What do professional figure skaters do?

Most of them figure skate professionally. (gr8sk8rgold) Professional figure skaters compete in various competitions whether nationally or internationally. They can perform in ice shows earning thousands per show or twenty grand or so a year depending on how good a skater that person is. Professio (MORE)

How can you become a figure skater?

I would start by finding the rinks in your area. Then see if any of them have clubs or skating schools. Start by taking group lessons, see if you like it first. Then continue on the private lessons if you want to become a little more serious, Good luck.

Who are some Canadian figure skaters?

There are a lot of skaters in Canada, here a few Womens: Joannie Rochette and Cynthia Phaneuf Mens: Patrick Chan and Joey Russel Pairs: Jessica Dube and Bryce Davidson, and Anabelle Langois and Cody Hay Dance: TESSA VIRTUE AND SCOTT MOIR

Who is the oldest Olympic figure skater?

The oldest athlete to compete in Olympic figure skating was Joseph Savage of the United States who was 52 years, 267 days old when he competed in mixed pairs competition at the 1932 Games in Lake Placid. He and his partner, Gertrude Meredith, finished 7th out of 7 pairs competing.

First figure skater to land a triple axel in competition?

Canadian skater Vern Taylor was the first to land a triple Axel in competition at the 1978 World Figure Skating Championships. Midori Ito was first woman to land a triple axel in competiton at 1988 Aichi Prefecture Championship and then first in a major international competition at the 1989 World (MORE)

Who are some famous figure skaters?

Mirai Nagasu, Rachel Flatt, Evan Lysacek, Michelle Kwan, Mao Asada, Sasha Cohen, Alyssa Czisny, Dorothy Hamill, Nancy Kerrigan, Kim Yu-Na, Tara Lipinski, Caroline Zhang, Terry Lubicka, Richard Ewell, Charlie White, Meryl Davis

Where was the first figure skating olympic held at?

1908 Games in London. Events were men's singles, women's singles, mixed pairs, and men's special figures. Special figures was an event where the skater designed elaborate patterns ahead of the event and then skated the figure into the ice during their part of the competition. 1908 was the only Olym (MORE)

Who was the figure skater who got silver in the Nagano Olympics?

1998 Olympic Winter Games - Nagano, Japan - Figure Skating Medal Winners Mens: Gold - Ilia Kulik (RUS) Silver - Elvis Stojko (CAN) Philippe Candeloro (FRA) . Ladies: Gold - Tara Lipinski (USA) Silver - Michelle Kwan (USA) Bronze - Chen Lu (CHN) . Pairs: Gold - Oksana Kazakova (RUS) / Artur Dmi (MORE)

Who a famous figure skater from Canada?

Men: Kurt Browning, Elvis Stojko, Brian Orser, Jeffrey Buttle and Patrick Chan are very famous figure skaters from Canada. Women: Joannie Rochette, Elizabeth Manley and Barbara-Ann Scott. Pairs: Jamie Salé and David Pelletier Ice Dance: Tessa Virtue and ScottScott Moir

Who is first figure skater to win gold medal in Olympics?

History has not recorded that honor as the events concluded on the same day and the clock times of the events were not recorded. Figure skating was first competed at the 1908 Games in London. The men's singles, women's singles, pairs, and men's special figures events all concluded on October 29. (MORE)

What kind of jumps do figure skaters do?

the Axel . Salchow . Lutz . Loop . Toe Loop . Flip All of the jumps can be done/attempted as a single, double, triple, or quad. These jumps can also be done in sequence or combination.

How are the figure skaters judged?

Figure skaters are judged by how flawlessly they preform their artistic movements, and also if they followed their original routine or not. They are judged on how in sync they are to the chosen music, and if they are in pairs, how synchronized their spinning and jumping are. They are judged to see h (MORE)

Famous Russian figure skaters?

Evgeni Plushenko, Ilia Kulik, Alexei Urmanov and Alexei Yagudin Note: Viktor Petrenko is Ukrainian and competed for the Soviet Union before it's break-up.

How do figure skaters go faster?

By bending their knees lower and utilizing the friction of their blade turned sideways against the ice to generate forward force. Also, staying centered on the center curve of the blade so their is no drag slowing them down.

What degrees you need to be a figure skater?

Figure skating is a sport, and you do not need to have any particular education to be a figure skater, though I would recommend getting an education in case the figure skating career doesn't turn out as you had hoped.

Where is figure skaters most practice?

if you live in MA near Marlboro or Boston then your in luck lots of people skate at the Skating Club Of Boston or at New England Sports Center in Marlboro, where you can find great private coaches sry if you dont live there bye

Which men's singles figure skater has 4 Olympic medals?

Evgeni Plushenko is the only male singles skater in the modern era to have won four Olympic medals, winning one in each of four consecutive Winter Games. He won silver in the 2002 Winter Olympics, gold in 2006, silver in 2010, and gold in the inaugural team competition in 2014.

Why do figure skaters not have to wear helmets?

Every time there is a serious fall or injury in figure skating that is widely seen or reported, the topic of whether skaters in competition should wear helmets comes up. It seems very unlikely that the International Skating Union will ever require helmets, for almost exclusively aesthetic reasons.

What regulations do figure skaters have to go by?

The International Skating Union, or ISU, regulates the sports of figure skating and speed skating. In figure skating, the ISU establishes required elements for figure skaters' programs, appropriate costume and music choices, and the scheduling and organization of ISU-sanctioned skating competitions. (MORE)

How long do figure skaters pratice?

it really depends on how serious they are. I for one, practice up to 10 hours a week, but some people do even more, and many do less. For example, if someone is in a team they might have 2-4 hours of team practice a week, plus others that are private. The higher you want your team group to be (begin (MORE)