A Basic Guide to Figure Skating

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United States Olympic Committee
Griffin Pub., 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 150 pages
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There's nothing more exciting and engaging than the Olympic Games. Athletes from across the globe unite to participate in the most exciting and vigorous competitions of their lives. These athletes didn't get to the Olympics by accident -- it takes years of dedication, sweat, and training to become an Olympic athlete. But you don't have to be training for the Olympics to enjoy sports. Whether you like skating, skiing, or sledding, the Olympic Guides will give you numerous tips on equipment, training, and improving your skills.Turns and spirals, jumps and spins -- no other sport can match figure skating's combination of strength and elegance, power and grace. Whether it's your first time at the ice rink or you've graduated to the axel, salchow, and lutz, you'll enjoy this fascinating look at one of the world's favorite Olympic events.

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Contents

Currrent American Skaters
24
The First Time at the Ice Rink
46
Figure Skating Skills
52
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