RINK HIGH JINKS SKATERS NOW COMPETING AT THE ICE STATION.Byline: Daily News
VALENCIA - Ice skaters ice skate
A shoe or light boot with a metal runner or blade fitted to the sole, used for skating on ice.
ice from ages 2 to 50 will compete this weekend at Ice Station Valencia in the 3rd annual Ice Skating Institute The Ice Skating Institute (formerly the Ice Skating Institute of America) is a trade association for ice rinks, and also an international governing body for recreational figure skating. Open Championships.
On Friday, the youngsters, some in costume, began practicing at dawn for the show, which will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 12:15 to 8:15 p.m. Sunday at the ice rink, 27745 N. Smyth Drive.
The institute is a training program for recreational skaters - talented athletes who skate more for fun and recreation than for top competitions, said Bridget Dunn, director of the local skating school.
The Ice Station expects hundreds of skaters from as far away as Las Vegas Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. , Dunn said. The competition features techniques as basic as the proper way to fall on ice, and how to get up, to more skillful skill·ful
1. Possessing or exercising skill; expert. See Synonyms at proficient.
2. Characterized by, exhibiting, or requiring skill. moves like triple jumps, axels and toe loops toe loop
A jump in figure skating in which the skater, moving backwards, takes off from the back outer edge of one skate, makes a full spin in the air, and lands on the back outer edge of the same skate. . Besides the solo artists, there will be jump teams, spin teams and freestyle skaters.
(color) Skaters at Ice Station Valencia practice early Friday morning before the start of the annual Ice Skating Institute Open Championships.
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