How Figure Skating Works

How Figure Skating Works

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Baker & Taylor
Insightful information and interesting facts about this sport, the athletes who compete in it, the costumes they wear, and an overview of its history is provided in this illustrated guide with pop-up factoids, helpful tips, and a glossary of terms. Simultaneous.

Perseus Publishing
One of the Olympic Games’ most popular winter sports, figure skating’s appeal lies in its combination of gymnastic grace, athletic accuracy, and creative expression ? with a healthy dash of personal drama mixed in. A new entry in the How Sports Work series, How Figure Skating Works investigates the slippery science behind the sport. With the same grace and joy as skating itself, the book leaps into all aspects of the sport, from its history and dazzling moves to its most famous competitors. Readers learn how certain ice surfaces can improve a skater’s performance; how skates allow skaters to glide, twist, stop, and turn with breathtaking ease; skating’s most inventive (and strangest) moves; the stories behind the spectacular costumes; how skaters stave off dizzy spells during their stunning spins; and much, much more. Extras like pop-up factoids, tips for improving moves, a rules-and-regulations section, and a glossary with all the need-to-know terms make any reader a master of the sport.


Publisher: Toronto : Maple Tree Press, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781897349588
1897349580
Branch Call Number: J 796.91 THOMA
Characteristics: 64 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm
Additional Contributors: MacEachern, Stephen

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072688427lizzy
Apr 30, 2011

This one was weird....

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angelagao1
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.

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Apr 26, 2011

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

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bella101
Apr 19, 2011

i love there outfits they are soo sparkly

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vicv00
Apr 19, 2011

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

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asdf___ghjkl
Apr 18, 2011

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

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_Dandoona1999_
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!
:D

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hilo201111
Apr 07, 2011

love it!!!!!!!!

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melissapoo
Apr 05, 2011

how is skating its a great book i mean like yaaaaaaaaa

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Liv1713
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

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