figure skatingfigure skating
ice skating with emphasis, esp. formerly, on the tracing of elaborate figures on the ice by the performer and, now, on athletic leaps and spins, displays of agility, etc.
Ice-skating consisting of one or more planned sequences of required and optional spins, jumps, and dancelike maneuvers, originally consisting of a program in which the skater traced prescribed, usually elaborate figures.
- figure skate
- figure skater
Vanessa James (foreground) and Yannick Bonheur (background) of France at the 2009 ISU World Team Trophy figure skating team competition
- figure ice skating, pair skating
- Interpretive Ice Skating: Athletes train for years to compete as dancers for the Winter Olympic figure-skating championships.