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Ice Skating

Ice skating is an activity which uses ice skates on ice. It can be done outdoors on frozen lakes, or indoors with artificial ice. It can be done as a recreational activity or as a sport. There is a large range of sports that involve ice skating.



Ice Skating as a sport was developed on the lakes of Scotland and the canals of Netherlands. During winter, when the waters froze, ice skating matches were held in villages all over the Fens.

Examples of ice skating sports include races, dancing and team sports.

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Competitive ice skating sports include



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