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[ahys-skeyt] /ˈaɪsˌskeɪt/
verb (used without object), ice-skated, ice-skating.
to skate on ice.
1945-50; v. use of ice skate
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ice skater, noun Unabridged
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Word Origin and History for ice skating



1690s, from ice (n.) + skate (n.2). The verb usually was simply skate until the advent of roller-skating mid-18c. made distinction necessary.

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Encyclopedia Article for ice skating

the recreation and sport of gliding across an ice surface on blades fixed to the bottoms of shoes (skates). The activity of ice skating has given rise to two distinctive sports: figure skating, which involves the performance of various jumps, spins, and dance movements; and speed skating and short-track speed skating, both of which are forms of racing on ice skates. Ice hockey is the best-known team sport that involves skating

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