Winter Olympics 2018: Figure Skating

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8 February, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 13 February, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
South Korea

Figure Skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics will consist of five distinct competitions: Men’s single skating, Women’s single skating, pair skating, ice dancing and team event.

Single Skating is comprised of a short program and a free skating program. The individual performance must include jumps, spins, steps, etc.

Pair Skating involves men and women skating in pairs to perform a series of maneuvers including throw jumps, overhead lifts, pair spins and death spirals.

Ice Dance consists of a couple dancing together across the ice, while performing intricate steps keeping beat with the music. Each skater cannot be away from their partner for 5 seconds or longer.

• Gold Medalist’s Charlie White and Meryl Davis Explain Ice Dancing

Team Event is a competition similar to a gymnastics team in that all disciplines are contested. A nation assembles its best skaters from each of the above disciplines and competes to earn points for their team.

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