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Figure skating is a winter sport that takes place on a sheet of ice. Figure skaters wear skates made usually of a leather boot with a metal blade attached on each foot. There are three main figure skating events: Singles, Pairs, and Ice Dance. For Singles, there is a separate male and female event.

In Singles, skaters perform two programs, a short program and a long program. In each, the skater must complete elements such as jumps and spins, and is judged on how well they are performed and the artistic quality of the performance.

In Pairs, a male and female skater perform together, and must complete elements similar to singles. Some differences include that there are 'throw' jumps that must be completed in addition to side-by-side jumps, and lifts. Pairs is generally considered the most difficult figure skating event. Pairs are required to compete in a short and long program as well. They are judged on how well the jumps and spins are performed, the artistic quality, and the unison of the skaters in jumps, spins, and footwork sequences.

Ice dance is very similar to ballroom dancing, except on ice. There are no jumps or throws performed, and the lifts cannot be overhead. There are three programs needed to be shown- the Compulsories, the Original Dance, and the Free Dance. Skaters are judged on mostly artistic quality, as well as unison.

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