Figure Skating ..
A balance of Art and Sport!
Figure skating is a unique sport that combines artistic abilities and athleticism. The jumps and spins are breathtaking, while the artistry and music interpretation are exquisite and captivating. In 1892 the International Skating Union (ISU) was founded, which is the governing body of the sport.
The first World Championship was held in 1896. It was introduced to the Winter Olympics in 1976 and has been a part of the games since then. It consists of several disciplines:
- Ladies’ Singles
- Men’s Singles
- Pair skating
- Ice dance
- Synchronized skating (Not Olympic yet)
Watch the performances of these skaters on the Olympic Channel.