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Figure Skating

By Julie McPhersonSlide2

Figure Skating History

Figure skating became a sport before the Winter GamesFigure skating was brought to North America from Europe in 1740

The first Women’s Figure Skating Championship was held in Switzerland in 1960

The first Men’s Figure Skating Championship was held in 1868 in RussiaSlide3

Figure Skating History (continued)

The inventor of figure skating goes by the name of Jackson Hanies

Figure skating came before speed skating

Figure skating used to be called Ice DancingSlide4

Scoring

The points achieved vary upon the difficulty of your routineOne loses points for falling

One gains points based on the creativity of the routineSlide5

Featured Athlete

Sasha Cohen was born in 1984

She started skating at 7 years old

She came in fourth place in the 2002 Olympics

She played and won a silver medal at the 2006 Olympics

She was recently inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame

Sasha Cohen retired in 2010Slide6

Equipment

Part of the skate is the toe pickA modern skate blade has a slight curve

Olympic skaters have special boots with reinforcements on the back

Figure Skates are made with wide tonguesSlide7

Equipment(continued)

The groove down the middle of the skate is called the hollow

A figure skate has a high top and back for good ankle support

Figure skaters try to wear simple dresses

The costume depends on the routineSlide8

Interesting Facts

Figure skaters can reach speeds of up to 48 km per hour

There are 41 different routine patterns

The most spins completed without stoping is 115

Performers are not allowed skate to music with words in it

Couple skate 1st place prize would be $5o,ooo

Figure skating is a good work out for your heartSlide9

Acknowledgements

Thank you to Mrs. AndersonThank you to my parents

Thank you all

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