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