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(October 29, 2007 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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There are many sports that are done on ice - ice hockey, ice dancing, speed skating and then, my favorite, figure skating. I absolutely love Ice Princess, even if it is cheesy. I just like the idea that a normal girl can strap on some ice skates and become an amazing jumper, spinner and skater in a few months. I like almost any skating movie, really.

When I happen to catch an ice skating competition on television, I canít help but stop flipping the channels and watch. Those girls (and guys) are so graceful, yet they have to be so strong to do all of the tricks that they do. I know boys ice skate, but I prefer watching the girls. Sorry guys!

Ice Skating Basics

Technically, ice skating is called figure skating. Itís a serious sport that has competitions at all levels, including the Olympics. Of course there are only so many competitions, so many of the professional skaters also perform in exhibitions throughout the year. Figure skating has many different categories within it.

Single skating Ė These are the girls (and guys) I like so much. The skater is alone on the ice and does a number of required spins, jumps and footwork. Usually there are two programs in competitions. They do one that is short and full of required moves, and then a longer one that is more creative.

Pair skating Ė I like pair skating, too. This is the boy and girl skating that has so many neat lifts and spins. It is a lot like the single skating with requirements and different programs. Of course for both single and pair skating, there can be different requirements at every competition.

Ice dancing - I have never really gotten into ice dancing, but maybe when they do ďIce Dancing with the StarsĒ Iíll be more enthused. Basically ice dancing is exactly that Ė dancing on skates. There is a lot of footwork and some low lifts. Itís very graceful and elegant. Itís pretty, but just not as high energy and athletic looking as the other forms of skating.

Synchronized skating - Iíll admit Iíve never actually seen it, but synchronized skating is apparently pretty popular. Wait! I have seen it in shows where there are large groups of skaters doing the same moves at the same time. It can be pretty impressive, Iíll admit.

Adagio skating Ė Adagio skating is a lot like pair skating on overdrive. Itís got plenty of exciting lifts and spins, but is mainly for show, not competition. Adagio skating leaves out a lot of the required elements for traditional pair skating, and is seen most often at shows and exhibits.

Acrobatic skating Ė This is Extreme Skating. If figure skating was in the X Games, this would be it. Acrobatic skating combines circus tricks, gymnastics, and of course skating. Itís powerful to watch, and you see it in shows, not competitions.

My Skating Career

Iíd love to say that I am training to be a professional figure skater some day, but Iím not. In fact, I can barely stay upright when I wear skates. I guess Iím just not a born skater, but I am definitely a born skate fan!


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Lovegoonie

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: August 22, 2008
boring
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dadezgurl

21/Female
Antarctica
Posted On: November 7, 2007
i luv ice skating. but i mostly fall down alot.
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X_EnvyMe_X

107/Female
Nanticoke, PA
Posted On: November 3, 2007
IVE BEEN ICE SKATINGG SINCE I WAS 8. I LOVEE IT.IT GETS SOO INTENCE WHEN YOU COMPETE =] LOOVE THE ARTICALE,BTW.
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uraluza

24/Female
Modesto, CA
Posted On: November 2, 2007
ice skating is awsome it makes me so
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Alli123

24/Female
Shaver Lake, CA
Posted On: November 2, 2007
Ice Skating is so It makes my wnt to

-Alli
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NinjaChick11

24/Female
Canada
Posted On: October 31, 2007
I love skating! Im in the advanced class where I skate, and we get to do spins and jumps and stuff, its so fun!
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mfrana

19/Female
IA
Posted On: October 31, 2007
i am going to be in a iceskating competiton on saturday and i am competing at the juvinille level for the first time in one of my events!
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mfrana

19/Female
IA
Posted On: October 31, 2007
i have a clique for people who like to ice skate, it's called Ice_Sk8rs
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Lingushi

19/Female
Canton, NC
Posted On: October 31, 2007
I've ALWAYS wanted to try ice skating, it looks like a lot of fun.

Plus, I saw that movie too, It was HILARIOUS!
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Eulalie

20/Female
Orofino, ID
Posted On: October 30, 2007
I love ice skating. =]]

Even if I can't stand up for longer than twelve seconds.

No, seriously, I can't.

I went skating for less than an hour with my friends and I happened to be the one that fell the most. xD
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Maddie705

20/Female
Willowick, OH
Posted On: October 30, 2007
Loved the movie! I've never tried ice skating but i will.
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cornelia_weasl

24/Female
Erwin, TN
Posted On: October 30, 2007
i took a few lessons last year, but i don't think i'll do them this year. it's funnier to watch my friends and myself try to do all this stuff and then land on our butts. one time i was on the wall w/ a friend talking and my other friend is staking and can't stop and runs into me. she falls and i fall and for balance i grab the other friend. none of us were hurt and then the girl that helped us up became my instructor the next year. so this was 2 years ago.
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superhero_1

25/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: October 30, 2007
I Love To Ice Skate! I Am Good But Not As Good As Pros! I Loved The Movie! HILARIOUS!

-Kayley,x
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laurenleah

24/Female
Canada
Posted On: October 29, 2007
I've been skating since i was 2 and a half. I'm working on a double axel at the Moment. I can do every jump as a double and the loop, Flip and Salchow as triples. I LOVE FIGURE SKATING!!!!

I'm competing in the junior nationals this year and i can't wait!!! Next year i'll be in Ladies!!!! BTW, i'm 13, not 17.
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yoshie

20/Female
San Jose, CA
Posted On: October 29, 2007
i wanna be a wwe diva!!
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