Figure skating has better skating skill than hockey. However, hockey is a team sport and game, and figure skating is an "art" and to learn it, you pretty much have to go through the rigors you'd do in learning any other art. It's actually very similar to lots of Martial Arts, the skill sets needed. Hockey, though, is a fun game, like soccer, and different skills are needed for that game, like stick handling, ability to work on a team, etc, that figure skating wouldn't require. One thing, though, that people don't realize, in a race, equivalent level figure skater and hockey player, the figure skater will usually win against the hockey player, the better technique from figure skating would make a better hockey player for sure, just both sides usually never want to try each other's sport.
Oh yes!!!!! There certainly is figure skating in the Olympics!!! There is mens and ladies singles, pairs, and ice dancing(which involves a man and a woman)! Some notable Olympic competitors are Sarah Hughes(USA) Gold 2002, Tara Lipinski(USA) Gold '98, Alexei(RUS) Gold 2002, Brian Boitano(USA) Gold '88, Jaime Sale and David Pelletier(CAN) and Elena Berezhnaya (RUS) Anton Sikharulidze (RUS) shared the gold medal in 2002 during a judging scandal.
Yes, well its practically an extreme sport because its in the Olympics.
Extreme sports are high in action, adventure and danger. The sense of fear and excitement gets the adrenalin going. So many would disagree that figure skating is an extreme sport.
yes, its the hardest sport ever invented. true figure skaters usually get at least two new bruises everytime they et on the ice. they train harder in this sport than most athletes ever do
Figure skating is more popular than Gymnastics in North America,I don't know about the rest.
Yes. At the Olympic's they have speed skating, and where you can either do a short or long program.
Yes, it is in the Winter Olympics.
Yes, it is.
Figure Skating is the most popular winter sport to have axels.
Figure Skating is classed as a sport and is recognised by the International Olympics Committee as being one!!
In figure skating!
Figure skating may not look like a sport but it is extremely physically demanding.
In 1920 the mens figure skating started first.
The sport figure skating was first played in 1772. A Treatise on Skating (1772) by Englishman Robert Jones, is the first known account of figure skating.