Ice Dancing: Figure Skating

Ashley Barnes

Popular Ice Dancers that are apart of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Meryl Davis and Charlie White

Meryl Davis- In her free time she likes to cook, read, hang out with family and friends and spend time with her dog

Charlie White- His Ice Dancing team is the first team in history that won four Grand Prix Final titles.

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Sunday, Feb. 16th, 9am

Sochi, Russia at the Iceberg Skating Palace

All Figure Skating Events:

-Men - Ladies - Pairs - Ice Dance - Team

Don't miss the Free Ice Dance February 17th, 2014 at 9:00 am!

The History About Ice Dancing

People first experimented dancing on ice in the mid-1800s. Skaters tried to follow the steps of the ballroom dance - thus both feet were on the ice the whole entire time. Jack Haines, an American ballet dancer and figure skater, used his ballet training to create graceful programs and introduced to concept of skating to accompanying music. For these other reasons, he is commonly referred to as 'the father of modern figure skating'. Haines danced on ice at a exhibition in Vienna in 1865, and a waltz bearing his name became popular in the 1800s.