Winter Sports

By Olivia Foster and Kat Kohnke

Figure Skating

History

Jackson Haines (1840-1875) created the figure skating that we know today.

He was born in New York City

Just before the Civil War was when they mixed dancing and skating and thus created figure skating

Earlier to make skates people would strap blades to their boots

How it is played

Individuals or groups perform with ice skates on ice

Points are awarded for each skating element

Each skater performs two routines, a short and a free program

First places receives 10 points, second place nine points, and so on

Only the top five scoring teams will continue on to compete in the free skate

Each of the singles, pairs, and ice dancers perform a routine and get a score


Events and Medals

  • Feb. 6 Team- Men's Short and the winner was Japan
  • Feb. 6 Team- Pair Short and the winner was Russia
  • Feb. 8 Team- Short Dance and the winner was United States
  • Feb. 8 Team- Ladies Short and the winner was Russia
  • Feb. 8 Team- Pair Free and the winner was Russia
  • Feb. 9 Team- Men Free and the winner was Russia
  • Feb. 9 Team- Ladies Free and the winner was Russia
  • Feb. 9 Team- Free Dance and the winner was Russia
  • Feb. 11 Pairs- Short Program and the winner was Russia
  • Feb. 12 Pairs- Free Skating and the winner was Russia
  • Feb. 13 Men- Short Program and the winner was Yuzuru Hanyu from Japan
  • Feb. 14 Men- Free Skate and the winner was Yuzuru Hanyu from Japan
  • Feb. 16 Ice Dance- Short Dance and the winner was United States
  • Feb. 17 Ice Dance- Free Dance and the winner was United States
  • Feb. 19 Ladies- Short Program and the winner was Yuna Kim from South Korea
  • Feb. 20 Ladies- Free Skating and the winner was Adelina Sotnikova from Russia
SOCHI 2014 FIGURE SKATING