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    Skating

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    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

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    The Ice Skating Party

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    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

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    Ice skating is where an individual skates on ice which in turn can be turned into sports or as a hobby. Such sports include: hockey, figure skating, and ice dancing. In terms of figure skating, skaters are evaluated on how well they perform certain moves and techniques during competitions. Figure skaters compete at various levels ranging from beginner up to the Olympic Level, at local, national and international competitions. In Olympics, they are categorized into: Men’s singles, ladies’ singles

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    Sports: Speed Skating

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    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

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    Skating on Thin Ice

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    On Thin Ice: A History of Ice Skating

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    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. Figure skating techniques, methods, and equipment have significantly evolved from its primitive conception into the poised sport that is widely known today. The concept of ice skating first

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    History Of Figure Skating

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    great combination or do you not agree? Figure Skating as a result was mashed up together to create such a beautiful but dangerous sport. Skating as a Winter Olympic sport has a long history and even with the proper equipment can be dangerous. Figure skating was originated in Europe, it was first stared by an American though named Jackson Haines. Jackson was born in New York in 1840 and died in 1875 in Finland from Tuberculosis. There was a big skating/dancing craze they called it because it swept

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    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. Beeman explains that recognition includes not only understanding the meaning of speech one hears, but also visual and

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