Figure Skating: A Celebration
Lavishly illustrated with over 175 color photos of international skating stars of the past and present, this is a spectacular tribute to the world of international figure skating. Informative and anecdotal, Smith traces the history of competetive skating, including the development of on-ice techniques and skating innovations. Introduction by Elvis Stojko.
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A History 0 Competitive Skating
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1994 world championship Alexei Urmanov American artistic athletic ballet Barbara Ann Scott became Bezic blade Boitano Bonaly bronze medal Burka Canadian coach career champi choreographer compete competitors compulsory dances compulsory figures costumes countries couple death spiral double Axel Duchesnays edge Eisler Elvis Stojko European championship event figure skating figure-skating finished second footwork free-dance free-skating Gritschuk ice dancers ice dancing ice-dancing judges Kurt Browning Kwan landed a triple lift long program Lussi marks medalist move Nancy Kerrigan Oksana Baiul Olympic champion Olympic Games Olympic gold medal onship pairs skating partner performance Philippe Candeloro Platov podium professional Protopopovs rink Rodnina rotations routine Russian Salchow season Sergei Grinkov short program silver medal singles skaters Skate Canada Sonja Henie Soviet sport Stong technical program television toe-loop Toller Cranston Torvill and Dean tour triple Axel triple jumps triple Lutz women world champion world junior world titles