San Diego Figure Skating Communications
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There are two basic types of pair skating - a man and a lady or same sex (similiar pairs). Essentially the skaters are restricted by the types of activities - those with lifts, those with carries (adagio), and those without any lifts.
The individual free skating elements spins, and connecting moves can be performed in all types of pair skating. The skaters may perform mirror and side by side patterns of jumps, spins, and step sequences.
There are two different Olympic figure skating disciplines that a couple (man and woman) can enter - Pairs Free Skating and Ice Dancing.
Pair skating consists of the following elements:
The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:
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