A Handbook of Figure Skating Arranged for Use on the Ice

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Barney & Berry, 1900 - Skating - 125 pages
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Page 17 - He called to him Lord Spencer Hamilton and some of the Cavendishes, to whom he introduced West as one of the Philadelphia prodigies, and requested him to show them what was called
Page 124 - ... goal-line is out of play, and may not touch the ball himself, nor in any way whatever prevent any other player from doing so until the ball has been played, unless there are at...
Page 26 - ... for each foot. Subject to these conditions, the judges shall allot such number of marks for any figure as they consider proportionate to the merit shown in skating it. The figures in the section are divided into groups, and a candidate shall attempt all the figures he proposes to attempt in an earlier group before attempting any figure in a later group, but he may resign marks scored in an earlier group for the sake of scoring for a figure in a later group. The judges may allow a candidate any...
Page 17 - ... feat so much to their satisfaction, that they went away spreading the praises of the American skater over London. Nor was the considerate Quaker insensible to the value of such commendations ; he continued to frequent the Serpentine and to gratify large crowds by cutting the Philadelphia Salute. Many to their praise of his skating added panegyrics on his professional skill, and not a few, to vindicate their applause, followed him to his easel, and sat for their portraits.
Page 124 - ... No player shall raise his stick above the shoulder. Charging from behind, tripping, collaring, kicking or crosschecking shall not be allowed, and the Referee must rule off the ice, for any time in his discretion, a player who, in his opinion, has offended deliberately against the above rule.
Page 24 - Single and double flat foot spins, crossfoot and two foot whirls. 19. (a) Serpentines on one foot and on both feet ; (b) change of edge, single and double. 20. Loops and ringlets on inside and outside edges, single and in combination. 21. Specialties, embracing original and peculiar movements.
Page 17 - With respect to skating, though the Philadelphians have never reduced it to rules like the Londoners, nor connected it with their business like Dutchmen, I will yet hazard the opinion, that they were the best and most elegant skaters in the world. I have seen New England skaters, Old England skaters, and Holland skaters, but the best of them could but
Page 25 - Q, the length of each curve being 30 feet at least 2. Forward outside Q „ „ 30 „ 3. Back inside Q „ „ 15 „ 4. Back outside Q „ „ 10 ., (e) A set of combined figures skated with another skater, who will be selected by the judges, introducing the following calls in such order and with such repetitions as the judges may direct. 1. Forward 3 entire. 2. Once back — and forward. 3. Once back — and forward 3. 4. Once back off meet — and forward 3 entire.
Page 124 - The ball may be stopped, but not carried or knocked on by any part of the body. No player shall raise his stick above his shoulder.
Page 35 - The number to be given to the one standing first in any section shall be that of the number of contestants. Should there be two or more of equal merit, they should be marked the same number ; and the one coming next below takes the number resulting from subtracting the number of competitors above him from the number entered. A total failure is marked zero.

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