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Figure skating : a history

Author: James R Hines; World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame.
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press ; Colorado Springs : World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses skating's many technical and artistic advances, its important figures, its intrigues and scandals, and the historical high points during its evolution.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hines, James R. (James Robert), 1937-
Figure skating.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press ; Colorado Springs : World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame, ©2006
(OCoLC)825708032
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James R Hines; World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame.
ISBN: 0252072863 9780252072864
OCLC Number: 59149288
Description: x, 456 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Skating to World War I --
Skating before figures --
England : the birthplace of figure skating --
Skating in the New World --
Skating on the Continent --
The end of an era --
Skating between the World Wars --
Competitive skating between the wars --
Skating with a partner --
Skating for an audience --
Skating since World War II --
The golden age of American skating --
Recovery in Europe, Pair Skating, and Ice Dancing --
The artistic sixties --
The dynamic seventies --
Skating redirected : Lake Placid to Albertville --
Albertville to Salt Lake City --
Expanded opportunities at century's end --
New disciplines --
The world of professional skating --
World Championships : Medalists in figure skating --
European Championships : medalists in figure skating --
Four Continents Championships : medalists in figure skating --
North American Championships : medalists in figure skating --
Olympic Games : medalists in figure skating --
Picture gallery of world and Olympic figure skating champions.
Responsibility: James R. Hines.
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