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Questions tagged [figure-skating]

Questions about the sport of figure-skating in which individuals, duos, or groups perform on figure skates on ice.

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Does spinning from a different side from your jumps affects your skating?

As the title say I'm spinning from a different directions than when I jump, it's way more natural and easy to spin to the right while landing on my right foot. I had two separate advices from two ...
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How do you create rotation in ice skating?

Skatingaheadofthecurve.com states It is especially important for skaters with competitive ambition to acquire good technique. Most skaters who have not made a sufficient adaptation to Free Skating ...
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How and why has figure skating scoring changed?

I remember that figure skating used to be scored on a 6.0 scale. After the skater was done with his or her routine, the judges would each rate the routine from 0.0 - 6.0, and the results from the ...
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Figure Skating: Pair vs Single

It seems to me that every figure skater (in championship levels) specializes in just one of pair or single skating. Is that true? If yes, why? Is there such a great difference between them that no one ...
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Four Consecutive Jumps in Figure Skating - an Impossibility?

It's very common to see a figure skater perform two consecutive jumps, and there are some who can add a third one. But I haven't seen anyone performing four consecutive jumps. Is it technically ...