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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 ...

www.thoughtco.com/the-history-of-figure-skating-1282594

Mar 30, 2017 ... It did not become popular in the U.S. until many years after his death. ... Her beauty and her athletic ballet style increased figure skating's ...

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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.

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 ...

ice.riedellskates.com/2012/evolution-of-ice-skating

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.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/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, ...

www.slate.com/articles/sports/fivering_circus/2014/02/gymnastics_and_figure_skating_how_the_differences_between_them_explain_skating.html

Feb 11, 2014 ... Winter and summer, figure skating and gymnastics, side by side, harmoniously. Yet for the sports' shared Olympic-year popularity, thrilling ... They've never had to work as anything other than being Mary Lou Retton or Dorothy Hamill. .... for skating at the Winter Games, and things did not improve in 2010.