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Will Figure Skating Arise From its Fall?

Figure skating, like tennis, was the pastime of daughters of well-to-do country club folk who could afford it, until television ratings lifted both to popular notice. But while schools and parks installed tennis courts, expensive ice rinks were ignored. Tennis … Continue reading

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Why Does Figure Skating Hate Its Audience?

For generations, the sport insisted on using intricate tracings on a 10 X 30 foot bit of ice for 60% of competitor’s marks, relegating free skating performances to only 40%. Skaters like Janet Lynn drew audiences but never judges’ marks … Continue reading

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