Figure skating for dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 31, 1997 - Sports & Recreation - 346 pages
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"Kristi Yamaguchi knows skating.... Her experience and passion for the sport come through on each page." Dick Button, Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist

"Kristi truly explains it all ... from sit spins to death drops, from the kiss-and-cry area to center ice."Mark McDonald, Senior Olympic Correspondent, "Dallas Morning News"

Covers Everything from Competitions to the Olympics and Beyond!

Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi Takes You for a Spin Through the World of Figure Skating!

  • Distinguish a toe loop from a Lutz, an Axel, or a Salchow
  • Discover how skaters select their music, choreography, and costumes
  • Understand the judging and scoring of the short and long programs
  • Select the best boots and skatesfor every budget
  • Locate a practice rink and coach to fit your needs
  • Get into skating shape with tips from Kristi's Olympic training regimen
  • Understand the differences between amateur and professional skaters
  • Keep score at home or rinkside with the Figure Skating For Dummies Scoring System

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User Review  - MsMixte - LibraryThing

Easily understood and eminently readable book on figure skating. If you need to be able to prattle on and sound knowledgeable whilst watching either the Winter Olympics or the Gran Prix events. Read full review


Introduction I
So you Want to Skate
The Right And Best Equipment

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About the author (1997)

Kristi Yamaguchi won the hearts of fans across the globe when she won the Gold Medal at the 1992 Albertville Olympic Winter Games. As an amateur, Kristi won thirteen titles including two consecutive World Championships. American Skating World named her 1996 Skater of the Year and ESPN voted her the top female athlete among adult fans. Today, she travels throughout North America as a headliner in the Discover Stars on Ice tour. Kristi is also actively involved with the Always Dream Foundation, the American Lung Association, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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