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Figure skating : a celebration

Author: Beverley Smith; Dan Diamond
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book pays homage to the beauty and drama of this vastly popular sport with an informative text, enhanced with over two hundred stunning pictures. The author provides a close-up look at how the world of competitive skating works today, following the path that competitors take through club, regional, junior national and international, and national and international competition to the World or Olympic podium. She  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beverley Smith; Dan Diamond
ISBN: 0771028199 9780771028199 0771081057 9780771081057
OCLC Number: 30974224
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 273 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 29 cm.
Contents: Figure skating today : an introduction --
A history of competitive skating. The establishment years (pre-1940) ; The rise of the North American skater after the Second World War ; The Soviet invasion ; Television and the short program --
From backyard rink to Olympic podium and beyond --
Judging --
Pairs skating --
Men's singles --
Ive dancing --
Women's singles --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Beverley Smith ; edited by Dan Diamond ; foreword by Elvis Stojko.

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This book pays homage to the beauty and drama of this vastly popular sport with an informative text, enhanced with over two hundred stunning pictures. The author provides a close-up look at how the world of competitive skating works today, following the path that competitors take through club, regional, junior national and international, and national and international competition to the World or Olympic podium. She also provides a thorough discussion of judging, describing the intricacies of skating's most controversial component.

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