Skating Quiz 2018
1. What country distinguished skating on outside and inside edges and perfected the iron blade?
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2. For National and International Figure Skating Competitions what is the optimal ice surface temperature?
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3. When determining the correct boot length, what is an acceptable clearance between the end of the boot insole and the skater's longest toe?
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4. The Encyclopedia Britannica acknowledged figure skating in 1783 and described it as:
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5. When sharpening skates, the desired blade root should be determined based on the skater's:
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6. What are toe picks primarily used for?
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7. What is pattern grinding?
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8. The smaller a blade's root radius the sharper the edges.
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9. When mounting blades onto the sole of a figure skating boot the blade plates never match the contour of the sole of the boot. This fact is true even with companies that manufacture both the boots and the blades. If the blades are just screwed to the sole of the boot what often happens?
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10. What needs to be considered when positioning a blade on a figure skating boot?
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11. What can you do to help kill bacteria and reduce the smell in your skating boots?
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12. A 150 pound male figure skater can land a jump with the force of how many pounds?
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13. How many jumps are currently identified in figure skating?
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14. What kind of blade is the most difficult blade to sharpen accurately and consistently?
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15. When was figure skating first included in the Olympic Games?
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