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Skating First US Men's Olympic Gold Medal

- Imagine being the first person to ever land a double-axel jump at the most important figure skating competition in the world. That is exactly how Dick Button won the first U.S. Men’s Olympic gold medal for figure skating. With excitement in his eyes, he went up to accept his gold medal. Little did he know, that would not be the last time he would accept a gold medal. Button is the winner of seven consecutive U.S. championships. Dick Button was born on July 18, 1929, in Englewood, New Jersey. When he was young, his mother wanted him to play piano and his father wanted him to play ice hockey....   [tags: dick button, winter olympics, skating]

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Skating for the Sisterhood

- While some depictions suggest that roller derby includes staged fights, nearly everyone familiar with the sport disagrees with that assumption. I conducted two interviews, and both derby players displayed annoyances when asked about fake fighting in roller derby. Samantha Boehle states, “I actually get kind of angry when people compare roller derby to things like professional wrestling. We don’t perform fights like they do. Roller derby is a competition. Yes, it’s rough, but there’s no performed fighting.” Likewise, Josie Esker states, “I am so frustrated with derby’s early history of staged performances and ridiculous theatrics....   [tags: roller derby, staged fights, feminist cause]

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Angular Momentum and Skating

- Angular momentum is the relationship between Rotational Inertia and Rotational Speed. More simply, it is the tendency an object has to continue moving in a circle or spinning. Angular Momentum = Angular Velocity x Rotational Inertia When a figure skater pulls their arms closer to their body, they are reducing their Rotational Inertia, making themselves more aerodynamic. In order to sustain this and maintain their momentum, the Rotational Speed must increase. Angular Conservation Angular momentum is basically an object’s resistance to a change in rotation....   [tags: Inertia, Physics, Momentum]

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Sports: Speed Skating

- Speed Skating has been around for a while now. This specific sport has many different techniquies, and skills. There is a lot more to skating then putting on shoes that have wheels and going on a wood floor skating around in circles. In 1863 James Plempton had the idea to actually invent part of the skate. After James had spent time inventing it, James had thought it would be necessary to add something more to the skate. James added what he liked to call the “Fire Rocket”, which able’s the skate to be able to turn....   [tags: techniques, skills, skates]

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On Thin Ice: A History of Ice Skating

- A hobby that defies the laws of gravity, that allows the participant to look as graceful as a swan, yet has the potential to bring about some of the worst pain imaginable should be entered into with a fighting spirit. Ice skating is a make it or break it sport. Only a sharp thin blade separates this person from direct contact with the ice. The edges are there to guide, the toe pick there for balance, and the hollow there for when a person feels brave enough to test their luck in the hopes of accomplishing a spin or a jump....   [tags: Sports]

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- Imagine that you've just turned 16 and your parents bought you a brand new Mustang. You're cruising on the street at approximately 25 miles per hour. So maybe you're not breaking the speed limit, but everyone's staring. You feel the light breeze through your hair. Then you're in the air, 12 feet high. Finally, you land on your back and come this (gesture 6 in.) close to cracking your skull. What happened. You were skating. As Aaron Spohn, a well respected ramp builder for the National Inline Skate Series, Extreme Games, and many pro inline skaters, said, When you tell someone you are an in-line skater, you automatically assume they envision you sporting a tangerine body suit, waist pack and...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Claude 's Influence On The Public Skating Program

- Claude wants to increase his profits by expanding and improving his public skating program. Although he already holds a successful hockey program, he was hoping to utilize prime times on the weekends in order to bring in more revenue. He’s included 14 public skating sessions in his schedule but they haven’t attracted many people. He thought about cancelling some less attractive sessions, but he felt that he needed to offer a variety of skate times for the many different people he’s already attracted....   [tags: Marketing, Target market, Target, Target audience]

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Skating on Thin Ice

- Skating on Thin Ice The Olympic Games have been around for hundreds of years. They are something that people everywhere around the world look forward to all year long. Athlete or not, everyone knows what the Olympics are. With the extreme popularity comes extreme broadcasting. Millions of people turned on their televisions and radios, read newspapers and magazines, and searched the web to hear the results and news about the games this winter. Broadcasting feeds people. They crave to hear the latest scandal, see footage of the most recent event, and be informed of what is going on in the world that they live in....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Ice Skating Party

- The Breaking of Ice at the Skating Party The night of the skating party hold events that is romantic, symbolic and tragic. Two versions of the story told by two people present at the skating party share insight into the versions they believe to be true, except one story teller has a few secrets that has laid guilt on his mind for over thirty years. Merna Summers’ The Skating Party holds a lesson in love and life; Nathan and Winnie Singleton’s stories are different, Winnie believes Nathan tragically lost his ‘wife to be’ in a skating accident, when in reality Nathan loses a love, no one else but him knows of....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Roller Skating Rink

- I have been fortunate enough to have traveled around the world and I will admit that California embellishes the soul in a unique way, apart from the rest of the world. I have lived on the blue corner house at in California on and off for as long as I can remember. My next door neighbors at the time were two Caucasian older women. They were thin and very tall, with shoulder length brown hair, with fine age lines covering their faces, necks and hands. In front of my house lived an Asian family of 5, who was always curteous enough to greet me and next to them lived Becky and Pat....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing]

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Language functions as told through figure skating: What skating can teach us about language.

- Anthropologist Dr. William Beeman described the six basic language functions in humans as follows: recognition, storage, physical generation, writing, discourse and expressive culture (lecture presentation, January 19, 2010). Each of these functions plays a part in how language is used. Drawing on Beeman’s lectures and personal experience, I will demonstrate how creating and performing an ice-skating free-style routine highlights each of the six language functions in use. The first language function is that of recognition....   [tags: Language]

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From Axels to Toe Picks

- Many people ice skate, but few have the equipment needed to figure skate. The most important and given piece of equipment someone would need would be ice skates. Ice skates are the main function of the sport and with them you can jump, spin, and glide across the ice. Another piece of important equipment would be costumes for performances. Women normally wear skirts and dresses, but have the option to wear pants. Men are required to wear pants. With the skirts, women are required to wear opaque or skin-tone tights....   [tags: Ice Skating]

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The Ugly World of Competitive Figure Skating

- The Ugly World of Competitive Figure Skating For every Olympic games, there always seems to be some type of scandal or drama. The 2002 Winter Olympic games in Salt Lake City proved itself to be full of this excitement and controversy. That year the scandal appeared in one of the most popular events, figure skating. The competition was between the Russian and Canadian figure skating pairs. The Russians showed a performance full of technical difficulty without pulling it off completely. Their performance was marred by simple mistakes....   [tags: Exploratory Essays]

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Descriptive Essay Example: The Roller Skating Rink

- The Roller Skating Rink Adolescents like to have a place they can call their own. In the fifties, teenagers hung out at the malt shop, sipping cherry cokes and rockin' with Elvis. Today, in small town USA, they're jam skating while listening to the favorite group of the month. I was amazed to find a microcosm of life blooming on a 70 x 160-foot cement slab known as a roller skating rink. As I entered the building which housed the rink, the warm, nostalgic scent of popcorn hit that part of my brain where dusty, cobwebbed memories live, memories of my own adolescence....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples]

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The Three Winter Sports I Love and Why

- There is a variety of sports in the world. Some sports are enjoyed only in particular seasons such as summer of winter. I prefer winter sports to summer sports because I am more active in the winter than in the summer. Three winter sports I love are skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating. Skiing is the first winter sport, which I have learned. In order to enjoy Skiing, you need a pair of skis, ski boots, a ski pole, and a ski suit. First of all, you should wear your ski boots and fix it to a binding, which is a part of a ski....   [tags: skiing, snowboarding and ice skating]

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My Olympic Story

- It all started when I was a little girl. For my fourth birthday my mom surprised me by taking me to an ice skating center. That’s when I started skating. As a young kid I felt pain from falling. But I noticed that every time I got hurt I got stronger. My mother noticed that I was developing into a great skater. My name is Nicole, and this is my Olympic story. When I turned seven I made my local ice skating centers select team. I had fun competing and practicing on the ice. I felt as if I had found my purpose in life....   [tags: ice skating, success, practice]

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An Observation Of My Life

- This observation occurred on October 11th, 2015, around 4:30 PM in Lancaster , Massachusetts. I arrived at a relative’s home to visit my younger cousin, Shylah; who is seven years old. Shyla has long black hair, tan skin and is tall for her age. I did not visit Shyla often, therefore I felt like I was observing a stranger. I thought that the fact that I was not close to her, would make my paper more challenging. At first, I was planning on observing Shyla at home but, she insisted her mother to take her out....   [tags: Male, Female, Sex, Roller skating]

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Summary : Stan Eagle Made Managerial Decisions

- Stan Eagle made managerial decisions to move his business and career forward. His approach to making managerial decisions involved uncertainty and risk, conflict, lack of structure affected his decision making and his business as a whole. Following his partnership, Eagle was pushed to make decisions which he was not confident in. For example, he was urged by his friend to begin a clothing line and may have not considered the consequences of expanding to an unknown market. In addition, when Pete wanted to move towards inline roller skates and ice skates, Eagle was troubled as this was an unknown market once again and he had paid the price in his last business venture....   [tags: Risk, Decision making, Ice skating]

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Importance of Weight and Physical Appearance in Figure Skating, Running, and Dance

- Importance of Weight and Physical Appearance in Figure Skating, Running, and Dance Do sports that demand intensive training such as figure skating, running, and dance, place an unhealthy emphasis on the weight and physical appearance of athletes. Participation in athletics has many benefits. Young athletes improve their physical and mental health, self-esteem, and self-confidence from their participation in competitive sports (Burney, 1998). In sports like gymnastics, dance, figure skating, and running, where athletes are to be judged in part on their physical appearance, there is a high percentage of disordered eating....   [tags: Health Weight Loss Essays]

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The Role of Women

- The roles of women have altered our lives substantially from the beginning of time. Take the example of Eve in the Garden of Eden. If the theory is true that our existence relies completely on a God who created us, then had Eve not eaten the forbidden fruit, humanity would not have been born apart from the only two people on Earth. As part of my research, I took the liberty of interviewing a woman whom I have grown dearly close. I first met Ann when I was a little girl near the age of four just after I had discovered my love of ice skating....   [tags: rights, ice skating, coaching, reputation]

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Asian Champion on Ice: Michelle Kwan

- Asian Champion on Ice: Michelle Kwan I was flipping through the channel one day, searching for something interesting to watch. Then I came across to a figure skating competition on TV, and I saw an Asian girl doing a triple loop. Her moves were mind-blowingly beautiful and she looked confident. It turned it was Michelle Kwan. After watching that competition, I couldn’t help doing some research on this amazing figure skater. Michelle Kwan was born on July 7, 1980 in Torrance, California....   [tags: Biography Biographies Skating Essays]

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Riding A Skateboard

- What pastime was uniquely a California invention that began as a simulation of surfing. The skateboard is not only an all-American invention, but has also grown into one of the most popular sports and pastimes around the world. A skateboard is a small piece of wood in the shape of a surfboard with four wheels attached to it. A single person rides the skateboard, guiding the movement with his feet. ( The act of riding a skateboard is not only a sport but is also considered a form of art....   [tags: Skateboarding, Skateboard, Rodney Mullen]

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Pros : It Will Keep You

- Pros: it will keep you in good shape, it will keep you out of getting into doing heavy drugs, it will teach you to be more focused and determined to get things done, while your skating it takes all the bad things off your mind and your just focused on doing tricks, it teaches you respect towards people who are just starting out to skate even if they suck and get in your way at the park you still respect them for trying, it teaches you how to just be yourself, you look at things in a different perspective then others like a stair case out front of a building you will think about coming back to it and skating it another day, you don 't do it for the money or sponsors or the attention you do it...   [tags: Skateboarding, Skateboard, Rob Dyrdek, Skate]

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The Voice of Scott Hamilton

- “It comes right here, 3 ½ revolution, triple axel, double toe loop… beautifully landed,” a voice in the background exclaims as an elegant skater gracefully lands her jump on the ice. That background voice has been heard by thousands, but many don’t know who it belongs to. It belongs to a petite male, who had awed a great number of people with his vigorous jumps on the Olympic ice skating rink. That voice belongs to Scott Hamilton, who grew up being made fun of, who overcame a number of health problems, who took the challenges life struck him with, for granted....   [tags: ice skate, competition, olympics]

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Sonja Henie: Ice Skater, Actress and Multitalented Lady

- Throughout many decades, there is a heroine that transformed the ice rink into a beautiful mystic art, turning the stadium into a castle, and the costumes into bright and splendid dresses on the field of ice. That is not all she can do; she created history with her killer moves and eye-catching choreography. Not only that, her performances are inspirations for many young girls all over the world. Even though she is not the first woman who has participated in major events such as Olympic, etc. but she is a talented woman who has brought the world together with her flawless skills....   [tags: Norway, Olympics]

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The Long Beach Skate Scene

- Skateboarding has always been a lively sport that many love doing and use as a stress reliever or a safe place. It’s a sport that brings a sense of unity to everyone who’s in it and proves to be seen as family to many. But with the stigma skaters have, they’re seen as punks and are often harassed. This can cause many young skateboarders to be stolen from, abused, left out, or even worse. While our ever changing society evolves, it’s time that the stigma against skaters evolves with it. “The Long Beach skate scene has created a small community of skaters, who think of each other as an extended family—something many kids don’t have.” (Villa 1)....   [tags: Skateboarding, Skateboard, Juvenile delinquency]

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Life Experiences Contributing to my Decision to Become a Medical Doctor

- Please imagine with me the following scene. An overjoyed new father who has just learned his family is being discharged from the hospital. His wife has just given birth to their new daughter a few days before and they are now taking her home. He thinks to himself, a baby girl, how am I going to raise a baby girl. As they are loading their personal belongings into the van, he sneaks a glimpse into his wife's eyes and whispers "I love you" in her ear. Once settled into the van, he decides to ask if they can take new baby Amy to the rink and show her off....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience]

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Skate Boarding - More Respect for Skater Freaks

- More Respect for Skater Freaks The wheels of the board grind across the asphalt pavement, carrying its rider across the parking lot. His loose clothes rustle in the breeze, and his hair flies around his face until he puts on his baseball cap to control it. In one fluid movement, he pushes on the back of his board, curls his front foot, and leaps into the air. But the board seems to have a mind of its own and tangles itself in his feet. SMACK!. The skater's arm rakes across the pavement as he hits the ground-"road rash." The boy gets back up, returns his cap to his head, and continues to skate with hardly any hesitation....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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In The Skin Of A Lion Essay

- When studying a novel it sometimes helps to look at the language used in a specific passage. In the novel In The Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje, this approach is extremely helpful. It will help you better understand the characters and give you a clearer idea of what the author is trying to say. Within the novel, the passage entitled “The Skating Scene,'; where Patrick observes the loggers skating late at night, is stylistically interesting. By looking at metaphors, symbolism and diction, we can gain a better understanding of the characters and make connections within the scene and then to the novel as a whole....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Great Skater

- The Great Skater Like any other sport, ice-skating is obliged to creative people who bring something new to it. These people are known to everyone as the inventors of particular jumps, splits, spins. They are given credit for their work and, sometimes, the skating moves they invented carry their names. For instance, the Lutz jump was invented by Alois Lutz before World War II; the Walley jump was attributed to Bruce Mapes who performed with the Ice Follies in the 1930s. With Mabel Fairbanks that was never the case....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay]

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Hockey and Golf Differences

- Out on the beautiful green golf course there is a golfer who is getting ready to putt on the 18th hole. He walks on the clean cut grass to his ball where he lines up his putter. He slowly and slightly lifts his putter back and brings it down in a quick and tightly controlled motion. The putter hits the ball ever so lightly, and the golf ball travels straight into the hole. Bam. A huge collision occurred while one hockey player skated furiously into another along the hockey boards. They both fall in a heap onto the ice as their teammates skate vigorously past them with the puck....   [tags: sports, ]

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A Report on the Ice Bowl

- A Report on the Ice Bowl The Gillingham Ice Bowl is the South East's premier ice rink, having fast and direct access from the M2 The Ice Bowl boasts a full size ice pad with seating for over 1,000 people within the arena, in bright modern surroundings. It is open virtually all day, including weekends and Bank Holidays (see times and prices) and as well as having 3 resident D.J.'s mostly every night, it also runs special session for kids Naturally, whether you're an enthusiastic, casual skater or just want to speed skate, the Ice Bowl caters for you....   [tags: Papers]

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Film Review of Blades of Glory

- Blades of Glory, directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck, is a hilarious comedy that turns figure skating into one big joke. This movie was so over-the-top, it was over over-the-top, but it kept the whole theater laughing throughout the entire movie, which is exactly what it was made to do. The movie’s plot is not very intricate, but it really doesn’t need to be. It’s about 2 Men’s Singles Figure Skaters that are the complete opposites of each other. Chazz Michael Michaels (Will Ferrell) is the notorious bad boy in figure skating, he’s very sexual and all the ladies swoon over him....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Similarities and Differences between Hershey's Track and Field and Skate in School

- The Similarities and Differences between Hershey’s Track and Field and Skate in School “The main thing is that it’s nice to see these young people- 9 to 14 years old- take the opportunity to get more involved in their health and fitness. We need more kids to be active.”-Rafer Johnson. This quote can relate well to Hershey’s Track and Field and Skate in School because the main points for each programs are about offering children the possibilities to engage in physical performance while having fun and stay fit at the same time....   [tags: sport activities and staying healthy]

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Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

- ... The ZR and ZL buttons are predominantly used to serve a few simple, though important, functions. Key examples of this are tapping them to earn a boost from the starting line in events like speed skating, getting a running start to enter a bobsled, or to shift your weight while snowboarding. We particularly enjoyed using the GamePad’s motion controls. The size of the GamePad works well with events like snowboarding, bobsledding, curling, etc. as they are all basically steering games and the GamePad provides a great sense of control....   [tags: video game analysis]

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Foreshadowing in Toni Morrison's Beloved - Foreshadowing

- Foreshadowing in Beloved In the novel Beloved, Toni Morrison addresses many broad themes and issues that are continually reoccurring throughout the book. Morrison uses each one of the characters to aid in the development of her novel. Sethe, Denver, and Beloved, all main characters in this book, represent many of the large issues. One of the major themes in the novel is portrayed with the falling of Beloved, Sethe, and Denver in the ice-skating scene. In the second section of Beloved, Morrison uses the dramatic ice-skating scene to foreshadow the deterioration of the relationships with in the family that occurs with the loss of Sethe's job....   [tags: Toni Morrison Beloved Essays]

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Hierarchy of Skateboard Socialization

- “Skateboarding is for the socially awkward,” I thought to myself dreading going into this project. However, after spending several hours with skateboarders Mike Thacker, Cassious Brownlee, Lance Love, Jarrell Harrison and Sean Hough, I quickly learned that my assumptions, along with most others’ were misleading. Skateboarding is a very respectable, intricate sport that involves passion, heart, determination and perseverance. Skateboarders are risk-takers in the most literal sense of the word. They are dedicated individuals that spend countless days, months, and even years perfecting their craft....   [tags: Popularity, Social Life]

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A Skate Lesson

- A Skate Lesson Have you ever sat down in the park during the summer. Chances are you will see little children, teenagers and adults in-line skating. If you have no experience in-line skating, you may think to your self "I wish I could do that!" Well, don't just wish, do. After reading Alfie's "A Skate Lesson" anybody may enjoy in-line skating. Safety is the most important consideration when learning how to skate. Safe skating is enjoyable skating. Beginning skaters should purchase proper padding, as the risk of injury is quite high....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Types Of Checks : Stick Checks And Body Checks

- For violations of this rule, an official signals the offending team offside and conducts a face-off in the neutral zone (NFHS). A player may pass to a teammate anywhere in the same zone. The player may also pass from the defending zone to a teammate in their team 's half of the neutral zone. If the pass is received past the centerline an official signals the pass offside and conducts a face-off where the play began(NFHS). A variety of skills are required for hockey. These skills include checking opponents, skating at very fast speeds, passing from player to player, stick handling the puck and shooting at the goalie and into the net....   [tags: Ice hockey, Penalty, Ice hockey terminology]

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I Performed A Miscue Analysis For Student Students

- I performed a miscue analysis for Student A in order to determine her strengths and weaknesses as a reader. Student A was able to self correct while reading when something didn’t sound correct to her, she was also able to recall key details about the reading. Student A read too fast to pause at punctuation and she also had trouble making inferences about a text after reading. While reading, when a word did not seem to make sense, Student A was able to correct on her own without having to take much time to make the correction....   [tags: Question, Sentence, Reading, Reading]

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Proposal for a Skate Park in Nacogdoches

- There are about two thousand skate parks in the whole United States, and in contrast to this there are approximately thirteen-million skateboarders in the U.S alone. These are really shocking numbers that the average everyday person wouldn’t know, or care about. But when one of the thirteen million skaters who don’t have a place to skate come and skates in front of their store, suddenly they care. In Nacogdoches this is a real problem, and I have personally observed skaters getting told to leave someplace time and time again....   [tags: Skateboarding, Proposal Essay]

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Application Of The Scientific Method

- Applications of the Scientific Method Now days, everyone is out there trying to make a penny last a good minute. As bad as the economy is today, there are not enough guarantees out there that are saying that you will indeed be able to work enough hours and bring home a good enough check in order to have the freedom to pay bills and enjoy life. Many families today are struggling to keep up shelters for their children, buy clothes for them to wear, put meals on the table each year, two to three times daily and pay the necessary bills that need to be paid for survival itself....   [tags: Scientific method, Science, Theory, Observation]

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Waltz Jump

- In the ten seconds that it took me to skim over Ted Kooser’s “Skater”, I saw the ice stretching for miles beneath the silent clouds in the distance of a gray morning. The image of a young attractive woman, dressed in a lean North Face jacket and a mere black speck against the winter panorama also came to mind. As someone who has experienced the pains and gains of figure skating, I felt a personal connection to “Skater”. I too, have suffered the gelid nip at the fingers and cheeks, fought the fear of jumping and of falling, taken leaps of faith from wedges of dangerous metal....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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Z-town Boys and Skateboarding

- The first skateboards were made in the 1950’s being used as an exciting activity to take part in when the waves were down. From then and now the sport has changed tremendously, thanks to a group of young skaters from a slum area of Venice Beach or Dog-town, as the locals called it, known as the z-boys in the 1970’s. Even though skateboarding was already known and invented, the z-boys are the ones who made skating famous and took it to new heights in popularity. But how did they do this. The Z-boys made this sport what it is today, and played a very important part in the history and evolution of skateboard style and quality....   [tags: the first skateboards, exciting activity]

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Sport World and Appearance

- The sports world places an emphasis on the an athlete's appearance. The typically athlete strives to appear lean and fit. Because of the added emphasis, studies have shown that, an athlete has a higher risk of developing an eating disorder that that of other non-athletes. Eating disorders are most commonly found in sports such as ballet and other types of dance, figure skating, gymnastics, swimming, rowing, running, horse racing, and ski jumping. While these are the widely non sports that are affect by eating disorders, even athletes that participate in wrestling and body building can be affected by eating disorder....   [tags: eating disorders, top noch equipment, body]

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The History of Rollerblades

- Roller skating is said to have been born during the summer months when ice was not available. The first documented inventor of roller skates was John Joseph Merlin who was born September 17, 1735, in the city of Huys, Belgium. Merlin was well known for his abilities for making musical instruments and other interesting mechanical gadgets. Through various incarnations, roller skates strove to replicate the streamlined speed and maneuverability of ice skates, but without ball bearings or shock-absorbent wheels it would take 200 years before that dream was achieved....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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please Let Us Skate

- "Please Let Us Skate" "Hey you guys. Skating is prohibited in this park. Would you please be so kind and leave. Thanks for cooperating and have a great day" exclaimed a security guard who worked for the park. Apparently the security guard's idea of a great day in the park means monk-like silence. With an area restricted on roller-blading and skate-boarding, we are forced to skate elsewhere. "As a security guard for the past year, I want to keep the park as safe as possible," says the security guard....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Theories And Principles Are Two Sides Of The Same Coin

- Theories and principles are two sides of the same coin. Principles are the ‘facts’ of a situation or learning, the what; theories are the ‘why’ and explains the reasoning behind the situation taking place and/ or expected outcome (5). This can be seen in different examples. In my school, we recently started a recognition program for positive student behavior. The principles of the program include receiving a certificate identifying the behavior, a spirit stick, and an entry in a random drawing for prizes....   [tags: Learning, Psychology, Education, Mastery learning]

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Holden's Depression in The Catcher in the Rye

- Nineteen million American adults suffer from a major case of depression (Web MD). That is a staggering one in every fifteen people (2 in our classroom alone). Holden Caulfield is clearly one of those people. Depression is a disease that leads to death but is also preventable. Psychology, stressful events, and prescription drugs are causes of depression. Stressful events brought on Holden’s depression. Holden has been trying to withstand losing a brother, living with careless parents, and not having many friends....   [tags: The Catcher in the Rye Essays]

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Don't Judge a Book By It's Cover

- To the majority of individuals, no two topics can be more opposite than that of the little ice princesses and elite gymnasts that grace television sets throughout the country with their elegant and carefully choreographed routines and that of moldy and rotting corpses; however, this is merely a common delusion among most people. Both topics have their ugly sides, one, however, a bit more morbid than the other, but the fact of the matter is that one truly cannot judge a book by its cover. Elite level gymnastics and figure skating are seen as forms of art – forms that people can gawk at flabbergasted and in awe....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The History and Events of the Olympics

- The Olympics is a series of different sports and events categorized into summer and winter sports. The first Olympic Games were in 1776 B.C. They were dedicated to the Olympian Gods. The specialists think that the Olympic Games owed their purity and importance to their religion. If you win the Olympic Games the Herald would loudly say the name of the Olympic winner, his father's name, and his homeland. The Hellanodikis places the holy olive tree wreath on the winner's head. The Olympic Games started in Ancient Greece....   [tags: athletes, competition, skiing ]

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I Have Never Been A Reverential Person

- I have never been a reverential person. A tactless skeptic has burrowed in my thoughts and poked holes in any part of me that might have believed. To admit belief in something bigger than myself is a leap of faith that I simply do not know how to make. But I can admit to something important, something powerful and passionate, buried deep within my own bones. It is in my bones and my body that I have sheltered the duende. It is the most easy to recognize this duende when it is invited and prepared for....   [tags: Love, Romeo and Juliet, 2008 singles, Scream]

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Personal Statement : My Heart Is Warm

- With tears in everyone’s eyes and in each others arms. My heart is warm because I think back to where we all started over four years prior to this moment. I cannot recall the first day of practice; which is probably a mix between blocking it out because of embarrassment, and also it just being one of hundreds of practices I have attend over the last four years. Some how though, Sara, Sami, and I became better friends over that first year. We had always been friends but this time was different. Now we spent two hours a night and seventy two hours on the weekends together....   [tags: High school, College, Secondary school]

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`` This Changes Everything `` Give Me

- I was born in the northeast of China. When I was in primary school, my geography teacher told me that, there are four seasons in a year, spring, summer, fall and winter. As a kid, winter always be my favorite season. Making a snowman, fighting with my friends by using snow balls, or skating on the frozen lake. Years past, I couldn’t remember when was last time I making a snowman or skating on the lake. Not just because I grow up, the real reason is the snow is as white as before and the lake not frozen anymore....   [tags: Global warming, Carbon dioxide, Fossil fuel]

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Standard IIi : Family And Community Engagement

- Standard III: Family and Community Engagement. The teacher promotes the learning and growth of all students through effective partnerships with families, caregivers, community members, and organizations. I have attended IEP meetings where parents ,therapists and teachers plan goals and objectives for the IPE year to promote growth and learning of the student.I have attended Trauma workshops after school which provided me with insight into how trauma affects student learning and how to promote better learning for the students who deal with trauma.( April 5 Trauma Conference) On a daily basis I or my staff communicate with some parents and caretakers pertaining to how the student did during...   [tags: Education, Individualized Education Program]

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The Article On Sisterhood Of The Skateboard

- The article titled Sisterhood of the Skateboard, is piece written from the New York Times. It was featured in both the online website and in the paper copy of the New York Times. With the online articles, there is a video and a slideshow featured in the article. However, in the paper copy, there is no forms of multimedia. Articles that utilize various forms of media to enhance the reader’s experience of the article possess both the positive and the negative effects that affected the quality of the article The slideshow strengthened the article in terms of providing unique visual aid....   [tags: The Reader, Reader, Skateboard, Skateboarding]

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The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities

- Imagine a six year old little girl who wants to skate on a skating rink. This girl loves skating and she was excited. Her mom was upset when the employee told her that her daughter could not be on the rink because she had to be in a wheelchair. Also the mom realized that same day that they had no accessible parking spots so the mom told the city and they ended up putting 2 accessible parking spots in. Thankfully there was a law in place that could do something about this incident and they ended up getting to go skating because there were laws against discrimination....   [tags: Disability, Mental disorder, Decision making]

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Evolution Of Skateboarding By Michael Brooke

- Evolution of Skateboarding One faces a life of ups and downs, as it goes down, it is evolving throughout time. The Ollie, a no handed aerial or basic skateboard trick, was invented by Alan Gelfand in the late 1970’s. Similar to a doing an Ollie the rider must pop and pick the board up using their feet sailing high in the air eventually, gravity brings one down at some point, but as it is done more over time progression increases. This sport has always been an individual one. Those who took part in the sport would only have themselves to depend on....   [tags: Skateboarding, Skateboard, Skateboarding trick]

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The Cultural Construct Of Gender Appropriation

- The Cultural Construct of Gender Appropriation In Mariah Burton Nelson article “I Won. I’m Sorry” she discusses how ingrained the concept of gender roles are within American society. She states how women are expected to be feminine while men are anticipated to be masculine. Nelson’s article highlights how these assumptions cause society to delegate standards of beauty and submission for women to fulfill while assigning standards of dominance and aggression for men to fulfill. In Aaron Devor’s, a professor of sociology, essay “Gender Role Behaviors and Attitudes” he debates that the existence of gender assumptions are not biological but rather a cultural construct....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Masculinity, Gender studies]

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Personal Statement : Health And Medicine

- As a child, everyday after school, my older brother, Josiah, and I would play outside until it got dark. Our favorite was racing around the neighborhood on our roller skates. Although he let me win each race, I felt invincible on my skates, and with each motion I was overwhelmed with a sense of joy and peace. We had no worries in the world, not even our sore legs stopped us from playing outside. As time went on, Josiah grew weaker and I found myself skating alone. The overwhelming joy that skating once brought seemed to grow apart and distant....   [tags: Health care, Medicine]

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The Participial Adjective Part of English

- The Participial Adjective Part of English I’ve always found the I-N-G words in English grammar rather annoying and bothersome. Of course Gerunds are I-N-G words that look like verbs but act like nouns in sentences. For example the sentences “Skating is fun,” “My favorite sport is skating,” “I like skating” and “There are many moves in ice skating” show the Gerund skating as a subject, as a predicate nominative following a linking verb, as a direct object following an action verb and as an object of the preposition “in.” Gerunds only occasionally give me a hard time as in the cases of me not wanting to own a lightning rod out of fear of being electrocuted or me wondering in which direction a...   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Reflections on Hampton Sides' Americana

- Hampton Sides examines the many and varied subcultures that make up our great nation. In his book Americana he has collected the essays that reveal glimpses into the American psyche we keep hidden from the rest of the world. Through these revelations we meet the true American behind the veil. Our persona as interpreted by the rest of the world fails to show just how eclectic our society really is. By writing these essays, Hampton shows our real selves in a well-written and vivid fashion. His passion for the written word is evident in his approach to the subject of what truly it truly means to be an American....   [tags: Literary Review American Culture]

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A Skatepark Benefits a Community

- Why do we need skateparks. This has been a long running question that many of us do not really know the answer to. There is many opposing views on a skatepark and there are many views that support the cause. The main point is why they are beneficial to a community and the inhabitants alike. They bring much joy through the years for people of all ages and are a great addition for its cost. Skateparks are beneficial because they promote less crime, promote health and healthy lifestyles, and they are a great for community development....   [tags: Sports, Stereotypes]

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Descriptive Essay : Central Park

- Central Park When you think about New York, you think about Times Square, The Statue of Liberty, or The Empire State Building, however most people are blind to other attractions going on all the time. Since I am from the wonderful state of New York, I can fill you in on other attractions. New York City is way more than just a big, blooming, business city. Let me help you, by getting that sky scrapper image out of your head, and inform you on one of the oldest, most beautiful places to visit, containing plenty of attractions for one to do....   [tags: New York City, New York, Central Park, Manhattan]

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Essay on Toni Morrison's Beloved - Symbol and Symbolism in Beloved

- Symbolism in Beloved    In the novel Beloved, the author, Toni Morrison, attempts to promote a variety of different themes and ideas by symbolizing them in minor events and situations.  This symbolism is evident throughout the entire novel and is very crucial to the understanding and analyzing of the text.  A good example of this is the ice skating scene.  Morrison uses this scene to represent the slow, but consistent, deterioration of the family living in 124 and to foreshadow the ultimate demise of the family unit.  Morrison writes repeatedly, “Nobody saw them falling,” yet in all reality they were falling, and falling fast (Morrison 174).  There are a number of details, including the...   [tags: Toni Morrison Beloved Essays]

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Power Structures of Men and Women in Sports

- Power Structures of Men and Women in Sports As an athlete or a spectator, it is easy to both feel and see the impact sports have on people of both genders. Athletes are able to experience sports personally, while spectators usually experience sports through different channels of mass media. Realizing the effects that the world of athletics has on individuals and society as a whole is vital to the understanding of how sports can positively and negatively effect athletes as well as spectators. To deepen our understanding of the cultural values embedded in sports and to explore current values and power structures regarding men and women, it is necessary to investigate the effect that the medi...   [tags: Womens Issues Essays]

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Polar ice palace

- Polar Ice Palace What Bill needs to do is restructure the weekend and evening public skating sessions. Its is clear that he will be more profitable with public skating that hockey skating, and this is a numbers game. If he were to weave the hockey times with the public skating times he may find himself in a better position. For example, if he were to add an early morning hockey game in on Sundays and have open skating for the “kid-sitting” group in the afternoon, during the winter, this would be a solid investment....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gay Olympics

- I had always enjoyed the summer Olympics and the way the athletes strive to be their best, but after watching the winter Olympics I couldn’t help but ask, are these really sports. I have no doubt that the races are sport. There is a definite outcome and no dispute over who won. Then you have these other “sports” like figure skating and ice dancing. Somehow I cannot take any point of view that would support these two as sports. First you have figure skating that requires agility, endurance, stamina, and coordination yet the winner is purely based on the opinion of another....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dance is a Sport

- Dance is a Sport Dance is a unique sport because it combines the grit and sweat of sporting events, such as track and field, with the style and extravagance of a fashion show (D.Fowler, 2000). With such an atypical style, dance can be found in various forms. Dance can be entertainment, tradition, recreation, a competitive event, or even a simple act of joy. So should dance be classified as a sport....or what. Many people believe that dance is a "cute" activity that is "fun" but shouldn't be taken seriously....   [tags: Papers]

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Derby Dames and Femme Fatales: An Analysis of Roller Derby Empowerment for the Feminist Cause

- With the help of performers such as Drew Barrymore and Oscar winner Ellen Page, roller derby as a pastime and athletic competition is becoming more than a bizarre occurrence. In its original form, roller derby was an “endurance competition where skaters traveled the equivalent of a trip between Los Angeles and New York.” As time went on, roller derby “evolved into a violent contact sport often involving fake fighting. But after nearly dying out in the nineties, derby has been making a comeback.” (Cohen and Barbee)....   [tags: women´s role, ellen page, feminist support]

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I Am At Stage 7 : Generativity Versus Self Absorption ( Middle Adulthood )

- After reading about all the different stages, I believe that I am at Stage 7: Generativity versus Self-Absorption (Middle Adulthood). The reason I find myself at this stage is because I’m already passed stage six where I have found someone that I’m comfortable with sharing my life, its successes and failures with, I can trust that individual and rely on him to help me when needed and encourage me to be strong and keep pushing forward. He has been supportive of me being a figure skating coach and my choice to be a future elementary school teacher....   [tags: Education, Need, Want, Teacher]

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Memories of the Atomic Bomb Shown in "Children Are Game" and "Atomic Bomb"

- Ask any two people if they remember where they were on 9/11 and you will receive a stunningly detailed description. However, if you ask those same two people for a detailed account of what happened that day you would receive two vastly different stories. Why is that. Well, memory is a very subjective thing. Public memory is subject to even more hazy recollections. Scholars, witness, and government officials all have different versions about the details. Often times it is artists who bring together these accounts by creating work which encourages public discussion....   [tags: Art Analysis]

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Sports in the Middle East In Comparison to Sports In the West

- Sports in the Middle East In Comparison to Sports In the West With regard to sports, not all parts of the world are created equally. Different parts, or regions of this planet follow different sports and participate in different sports for that matter as well. While in America, you can basically narrow it down to three popular sports, for the country as a whole. Football, baseball, and basketball, with ice hockey, soccer, and tennis probably fairly close behind, in terms of popularity. In the Middle East, sporting preferences differ greatly among the surrounding countries, with the exception of the top sport, soccer....   [tags: Athletics, Soccer]

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Holden´s Struggles in J.D. Salinger´s A Catcher in the Rye

- A person who is able to live life with many struggles such as dropping out of school and dealing with a family member’s death can really continue pursuing their lifestyle in the future. In The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger, it becomes evident that Holden has difficulty accepting himself and others as he constantly defines people as "phony". Before we can understand why Holden leaves on his journey at all, we must understand his struggle. Holden leaves Pencey because he was surrounded by phonies and wants to find success elsewhere....   [tags: Teenager, Self-Esteem]

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The 's Hierarchy Of Needs And The Self Determination Theory

- 1. What is the main issue/dilemma in this case. The movie portrays a group of teens coming of age and a man encumbered with age in a less privileged part of Atlanta. They face challenges that are hard to overcome due to the disadvantages they were put into. Uncle George is the brother of the deceased sister who is the boys’ mother. He battles with the obligation of raising two nephews and struggles with the idea that he could have success without the duty. Rashad is the eldest brother and takes on the parent role toward his younger brother....   [tags: Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Motivation]

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Sport And The Nation : Out Of The Left Field

- In the chapter “ Sport and the Nation: Out of the Left Field ”, Gamal Abdel-Shehid and Nathan Kalman-Lamb discuss the idea of the nation, in particular, the history of how it came to existence and the application of such notion to the world of sport. The authors point out that, “ if people speak the same language, cook the same type of food, wear the same types of clothes, listen to the same types of music, have ancestors who did the same sorts of things and who lived in the same place, they are, it appears, part of the same nation” ( Abdel-Shehid,& Kalman-Lamb, 2011)....   [tags: Nation, Nationalism, Sociology, Nation state]

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The Effects of Stretching on Sports Injuries and Performance

- This article is a review of the literature on the effects of stretching on sports injuries and performance. It is critical to understand that this is a review of findings, and not a new study on the effects of stretching in regards to sports injuries and performance. The methods that were used to determine if stretching made a difference in reducing the prevalence of sports injuries and performance, was a systematic review to examine the effects of viscoelastic and neural effects of stretching. Viscoelastic effects have changes in the range of motion and resistance to stretch after an acute bout of stretching....   [tags: muscles, warm up, stregnth ]

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Friendship Is Not Measured By How Much Time Together?

- Friendship is not measured by how often two people spend time together, or by how much they have in common. It’s not defined by labeling someone your friend, or by being on your list on Facebook. True friendship is about compassion, about being able to tell yourself, honestly, that someone is your friend; regardless of how much time you spend with them. The relationship is built on deeply rooted psychological needs and desires. When someone is truly your friend, and you theirs, you know it and you don’t question it; it’s like a primal instinct....   [tags: Friendship, Interpersonal relationship, Love]

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The Invention Of Mass Culture And The Jazz Age

- In the years preceding the Great depression, one would not have guessed of its catastrophic nature. It was a time of both social and political change around the nation, and the economy was thriving. The era brought with it a new independence for women, the invention of mass culture and the jazz age. However, this era was forced to end when the treacherous events of the 30’s and 40’s emerged. In 1924, it was the height of the roaring twenties: there was minimal unemployment nationwide, Edwin Hubble was proposing ideas about spiral nebulae, and the Gatsby lifestyle was everywhere....   [tags: Great Depression, Wall Street Crash of 1929]

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The Rock: The GE Building in Rockefeller Plaza

- Tourist. Business people. Shoppers. Television executives. View-seekers. All these people can be found at one place. The GE building, formally the RCA building, is the centerpiece of Rockefeller Plaza in New York, New York and was completed in 1933. The building is now the headquarters of the television network NBC along with being a tourist attraction. Known as 30 Rock, the structure is one of the most prestigious office buildings. Along with being an office building, there are many stores located on the first floor and under the building itself....   [tags: Architecture]

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