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Evolution of Competition Skating

Published by David V. Barth at Smashwords

Copyright 2013 by David V. Barth

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Preface
Chapter 2: In the beginning
Chapter 3: The final skater tends to benefit
Chapter 4: The open-ended point system
Chapter 5: Bias toward younger, up-and-coming competitors?
Chapter 6: Skating judges deserve empathy for the work they do
Chapter 7: "Shadow judges" in the crowd
Chapter 8: Are judge's scores always sacrosanct?
Chapter 9: They awarded Two Gold Medals?
Chapter 10: The Media pressure that forced two Gold Medals was a Win-Win
Chapter 11: How can a skater look like a "winner?"
Chapter 12: Give the judges respect immediately after the program
Chapter 13: Gifts on the ice like manna from heaven
Chapter 14: The dreaded "Kiss and Cry"
Chapter 15: The skater should not side with the audience when it "Boos" the judges
Chapter 16: The cry that won a skater a gold medal?
Chapter 17: Judges can send skaters who act properly to international events
Chapter 18: The skater who made the audience cry
Chapter 19: The skater who was disconsolate in Kiss and Cry
Chapter 20: The most powerful man in skating
Chapter 21: Sometimes skaters like to toy with the audience
Chapter 22: The type of camera to use to photograph skaters
Chapter 23: Where to sit when taking photos of skaters
Chapter 24: Some skaters get freaked out when they make a mistake
Chapter 25 The public demands acrobatics over artwork
Chapter 26: Trips and quads
Chapter 27: Ice skating at the senior level is safe, right?
Chapter 28: The ice surface is always smooth after being Zambonied, right?
Chapter 29: How high can you get in Colorado Springs?
Chapter 30: Discover other titles by David V. Barth at
Chapter 31: About the Author

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