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How has ice skating changed over the years?
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Is there any sports other than ice hockey and ice skating that begin with you?
How to spell ice kating?
HOW MUCH is the equipment for ice skating how hard is it?
Is ice skating the same as in-line skating?
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What is the difference between figure skating and ice skating?
Ice skating is more just skating for fun and figure skating is doing spins and jumps Ice skating is any type of skating and figure skating is dancing on ice Whoever put that is wrong! Ice Skating is a sport that just sums up every thing you do on ice... it is a category of all the skating activities on ice! True figure skating is like dancing and spinning (i should know i have won a figure skating Competition!) But it is just a category!
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At what did Michelle Kwan start ice skating?
Your question doesn't make sense... so here are a few FAQs that may help. Q. When did Michelle Kwan start ice skating? A. Michelle Kwan started ice skating when she was 7 years old. Q. Why did Michelle Kwan start ice skating? A. She became influenced when she saw her sister ice skating. [Answers may vary]
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How has the arctic sea ice extent changed over time?
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What are the similarities between roller skating and ice skating?
What is better ice skating or going to the cinema?
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Is Ice skating more popular then Figure skating?
Figure skating is a type of ice skating. It's like asking "Is a Ferrari more popular than a car?" A Ferrari is a type of car. Ice skating includes figure skating, speed skating, ice dancing, ice hockey, any type of activity where you move across the ice on skates. So, ice skating would have more participants because it includes more activities than just figure skating.
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Why did people invent figure skating?
Humans have been ice skating for about 3000 years, judging from animal bones found in gravesites in what is now Scandinavia. These skates would have been very crude, and they might have allowed for movement over the ice, but not much control over that movement. It was the Dutch who invented skate blades made of steel in the 1200s and 1300s, and their shape, function and material has not changed very much at all over the past 800 years. The Dutch probably originally used skating as a form of transportation. Much of Holland is at or below sea level, and much of that is frozen for long periods during the year. Skating provided a rudimentary way of getting around. The earliest skates were not very stable, and skaters needed to use poles, similar to ski poles, to maintain their balance. Further refinements to the blade ended the need for poles, and ice skating became a pastime for children as early as the 1400s. Ice skating was considered a proper form of entertainment for everyone in Holland, but in other countries, it was seen for generations as appropriate only for the upper classes. For a long time, it was acceptable in polite society for women to skate, but that changed in the late 1800s when the first figure skating clubs opened up -- to men only. Over the next 100 years, ice skating went from being a stiff and formal means of exercise to a more aesthetically pleasing, artistic pursuit. It also became a competitive sport, although the ladies would have to wait years to compete in some of the major championships.