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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_figure_skating

The history of figure skating stretches back to prehistoric times. Primitive ice skates appear in ... At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, England, figure skating became the first winter sport to be included in the Olympics. ... as the primitive bone-made ice skates did not have sharp gliding edges like modern ice skates.

www.olympic.org/figure-skating-equipment-and-history

Figure skating has developed from a practical way to get around on ice into the elegant ... are responsible for the major developments in the history of the sport.

www.britannica.com/sports/figure-skating

Apr 28, 2017 ... Figure skating has become one of the most popular sports of the Winter ... for ice dancing was held in 1914, it did not become an Olympic sport ...

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Figure skating is one of the oldest Olympic sports. It was featured during the Summer Olympics in 1908 and 1920, but became a permanent winter sport in 1924.

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May 31, 2012 ... Who was the first person to strap on a pair of ice skate blades and glide across a frozen lake? How did figure skating become a sport? We map ...

www.reference.com/sports-active-lifestyle/did-figure-skating-become-olympic-sport-9b88b39b6127d731

Figure skating became an Olympic sport in 1908 when it was included in the Olympic Games in London. It was also a part of the Summer Olympics in Antwerp in ...

www.nbcolympics.com/news/figure-skating-101-origins-and-olympic-history

May 8, 2017 ... Being the ballet master he was, he transformed skating from a leisure activity with rigid movements to a balletic competition sport that is seen ...

www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/ice-skating

Ice skating did not develop as an organized competitive sport until the introduction of steel skate blades ... Figure skating became an Olympic event in 1908.

www.slate.com/articles/sports/fivering_circus/2006/02/they_all_fall_down.html

Feb 20, 2006 ... Figure skating, the world's least-graceful sport. By Daniel ... Advertisement. The figure-skating wipe-out has become so commonplace you could easily mistake it for a required element. ... "I never did that before in my life!

www.slate.com/articles/sports/fivering_circus/2010/02/cold_reality.html

Feb 22, 2010 ... The sport for which I did not represent the United States in the ... In sum, to become an Olympic-level figure skater, one has to have talent, ...