A Figure Skater

by Nyvaeh Bowen

the start of skating in Russia

Figure skating is a great sport to try and great to watch. Figure skating is about your form and posture.Peter (Peter the Great) was the first to bring skating in to style in Russia. He made it so you could attach blades to your shoes and skate. Long after Peter died people forgot about skating. In 1865 a skating rink was opened in Russia it was used to train young skaters. March 5, 1878 they held the first skating contest.

what is figure skating?

Now we consider figure skating as a hard sport with lots of grace and balance. Skating consists of many jumps, spins, and steps. They dance to classic Music that is slow and smooth. Mixed Paris skaters do a short little performance (only 7 moves) then a free performance.