If you are like most folks, you watch figure skating for a few days every four years at most. We cheer for our nation in the Olympics or else we are waiting for someone to slip and fall. So maybe we could use a refresher in what the commentators are talking about during figure skating competitions. In this list of figure skating terms, you’ll learn how they are defined by the U.S. Figure Skating Association, which is confusing, and then see how it all makes sense by watching each move demonstrated in a gif. Seeing them done will help make sense of a twizzle, swizzle, mohawk, axel, lutz, death spin, and star lift, among others.
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