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Pair Events

       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:
  • Individual technical elements performed solo
    • spins
    • jumps
    • footwork
  • Performance components
    • choreography
    • interpretation/artistic expression
    • skating skills
    • performance and execution
    • transitions
        A strong background in free skating, especially multi-revolution jumps, is highly recommended for anyone wishing to skate competitive in qualifying pair events.

Recommended Reading:



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:


   Learn to Skate Program
Table of Contents - Basic Skills Bridge Program Handbook

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The limited use of the materials for education purposes is allowed providing
credit is given for the source of the materials.

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