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Title:
Figure skating : a celebration
Author:
Smith, Beverley, 1954-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second updated paperback edition.
Publication Information:
Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 1999.

©1994
Physical Description:
xiv, 298 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780771028168
Format :
Book

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Central Library GV850.4 .S65 1994C Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

Summary

Filled with dramatic full-color photographs of past and contemporary international skating stars, this is a magical tribute to the world's most popular and glamorous spectator sport.


Author Notes

Beverley Smith has covered the skating world as a journalist and from her Toronto base has written the Globe and Mail's figure-skating commentary since 1980. In 1988, she was named Canada's Amateur Sportswriter of the Year


Table of Contents

Elvis Stojko
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Figure Skating Today: An Introductionp. 1
A History of Competitive Skatingp. 13
The Establishment Years (pre-1940)p. 15
The Rise of the North American Skater after the Second World Warp. 29
The Soviet Invasionp. 41
Television and the Short Programp. 49
From Backyard Rink to Olympic Podium and Beyondp. 57
Judgingp. 77
Pairs Skatingp. 105
Men's Singlesp. 137
Ice Dancingp. 179
Women's Singlesp. 219
Dancing to a New Tunep. 267
Photo Creditsp. 294
Indexp. 295

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