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How Figure Skating Works

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How Figure Skating Works

By  Keltie Thomas , Illustrated By  Stephen MacEachern
$ 10.95
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One of the Olympic Games' most popular winter sports, figure skating's appeal lies in its combination of gymnastic grace, athletic accuracy, and creative expression -- with a healthy dash of personal drama mixed in. A new entry in the How Sports Work series, How Figure Skating Works investigates the slippery science behind the sport. With the same grace and joy as skating itself, the book leaps into all aspects of the sport, from its history and dazzling moves to its most famous competitors. Readers learn how certain ice surfaces can improve a skater's performance; how skates allow skaters to glide, twist, stop, and turn with breathtaking ease; skating's most inventive (and strangest) moves; the stories behind the spectacular costumes; how skaters stave off dizzy spells during their stunning spins; and much, much more. Extras like pop-up factoids, tips for improving moves, a rules-and-regulations section, and a glossary with all the need-to-know terms make any reader a master of the sport.

ISBN: 9781897349595

ISBN-10: 9781897349595

Publisher: Maple Tree Press

Publication Date: 09/29/2009 - 12:00am

On Sale: 09/29/2009 - 12:00am

Pages: 64

Language: English

Categories

Sports & Recreation - Ice Skating