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The earliest ice skating happened in southern Finland about 4000 years ago.

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How long has ice skating been around?

Ice skating has been around for many many years.


How long has skating been around?

a while,since 1980


How long has figure skating been a Olympic sport?

Figure skating was an event in the first Winter Olympics in 1924. (Prior to that, it was actually part of the Summer Olympics in 1908 and 1912.)


How long was figure skating an olympic sport?

Figure skating has appeared in every Winter Olympics since the first Games in 1924.


How long does the song have to be in figure skating pairs?

Depends what group you are in.


Anabelle Langlois how long has she been skating?

she has been skating since she was 11.


Which of these sports has a long program as part of the Winter Olympics?

figure skating (:


What sport has a long program as part of the Winter Olympics?

figure skating


Can you take figure skating lessons all season long?

yes


Which sport has a long program as a part of the winter Olympics?

figure skating


What sport has a long program as a part of the winter Olympics?

figure skating


What sports has a long program as part of the winter Olympic?

figure skating


What sport has a long program as part of the winter Olympic?

figure skating


Is figure skating an olympic sport?

Yes. At the Olympic's they have speed skating, and where you can either do a short or long program. -Jess


Is figure skating graceful?

Figure skating is a sport where if you want to look good skating you have to be graceful. I am a figureskater and help kids skate and if you don't look graceful then you look diff and don't have good balance then you will not look good skating, that is why you must practice because if you haven't been on the ice in a long time and you go out there and start skating all over you will look messy.


How did figure skating start?

While people have been ice skating for centuries, figure skating in its current form originated in the mid-19th century by Englishman Robert Jones, the first known account of figure skating. Competitions were then held in the "English style" of skating, which was stiff and formal and bears little resemblance to modern figure skating. American skater Jackson Haines considered the "father of modern figure skating", introduced a new style of skating in the mid-1860s. This style, which incorporated free and expressive techniques, became known as the "international style." Although popular in Europe, Haines' style of skating was not widely adopted in the United States until long after his death.


What are the common injuries of figure skating?

Common injuries are cut feet this happens when you have been skating for a long time and you still are using your old pair of skates then you get new skates that you aren't use to.


How long are figure skating blades?

It depends on how long your Figure Skates are to begin with. The blade is slightly longer than the skate itself, though.


How long is each round of figure skating in the Olympics?

4 minutes and 50 seconds


Where can one train for figure skating and how long is the training for figure skating?

You can train for figure skating at your town/city's arena. Training for figure Skating can vary. You need to learn the basics of the sport, the jumps and spins, and the stuff inbetween also known as foot work. Every skater is different. It may take longer for someone to land a simple axel jump than for another.


How long has Michelle Kwan been skating?

Michelle Kwan has been skating for 24 years. She began skating in 1985 after watching her brother playing hockey.


Are there any Christian Colleges in Canada or the US with figure skating?

Yes! There is a very long list of Colleges and Universities that offer figure skating at this site: http://www.usfigureskating.org/Programs.asp?id=86


What is the uniform for figure skating?

It depends on what type of figure skating you are referring to. If it is a beginner skater, athletic pants (no jeans) with a long sleeve shirt, jacket and gloves. If it is a advanced skater on a freestyle session, athletic pants or a skating dress with tights and gloves.


How long was figure skating have been part of the Olympics?

Figure skating has been part of the olympic games since 1908, where it was first part of the summer Olympics. In 1924, it was first introduced to the winter Olympics. Your question does not specify which Olympics, but it was in the summer Olympics 102 years ago. It has been in the winter Olympics for 86 years, and been in all 21 winter Olympic games since then.


When was figure skating discovered?

Figure skating has been around for a LONG time. The exact time and process by which humans first learned to ice skate is not known, though archaeologists believe the activity was widespread. The convenience and efficiency of ice skating to cross large, icy areas is shown in archaeological evidence by the finding of primitive animal bone ice skates in places such as Russia, Scandinavia, Great Britain, Germany, and Switzerland.Hope that helped! :)