How Figure Skating Works

How Figure Skating Works

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One of the most popular Winter Olympic sports in the world, figure skating's appeal lies in its combination of gymnastic grace, athletic accuracy and creative expression -- all with a hint of personal drama! Both women and men, as singles and in pairs, have thrilled as competitors in this sleek sport. Now their mysteries and histories are explained in How Figure Skating Works, a How Sports Work book. How Figure Skating Works has facts, figures, and fun for everyone -- from the rookies of the rink all the way up to triumphant triple lutzers. Great insider information includes how certain ice surfaces can improve a skater's performance; how figure skates are designed to allow skaters glide, stop, twist, and turn with breathtaking ease; a catalog of the most inventive (and strangest) moves in the sport from camels to salchow; and stories of the greatest partnerships and rivalries in skating history. Brilliant illustrations and captivating photos of professionals from all eras grace the book's pages. Engaging text includes "Skate Bite" factoids, highlights from the pros, and tips for improving performance. In addition, "Legends on Ice" introduces young fans to some of the most inspirational skaters in history and a "Rules and Regs" section at the back of the book provides all of the terms and need-to-know information to make any reader a master of figure skating basics.
Publisher: Toronto : Owlkids Books, c2009.
ISBN: 9781897349595
Branch Call Number: J 796.912 Tho
Characteristics: 64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color).
Additional Contributors: MacEachern, Stephen


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Apr 30, 2011

This one was weird....

Apr 26, 2011

How Figure Skating Works is a very informative book that covers practically everything in figure skating, such as some of the most interesting moves invented, the design of a figure skate and why it is made like that, the rules and regulations of figure skating that teaches the reader figure skating terms and even facts about some of the most famous figure skaters in history. It taught me a lot about figure skating.

Apr 26, 2011

what they say on the first page is true, you dont have to be a skating fanatic to love the book!

Apr 19, 2011

i love there outfits they are soo sparkly

Apr 19, 2011

I don't like figure skating so this book didn't reach out to me:/

Apr 18, 2011

it sucks i hate it
i didnt like figure skating before
and now i despise it

Apr 15, 2011

I thought it was pretty cool though a bit boring.
I'm not really into figure skating, but I love watching it and now I can actually say things about it!

Apr 07, 2011

love it!!!!!!!!

Apr 05, 2011

how is skating its a great book i mean like yaaaaaaaaa

Mar 29, 2011

It gave me more information about figure skating so I can go to worlds soon!!!!

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Oct 11, 2010

mukmuk thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over


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