How Much Do You Know About The Figure Skating Elements?

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How do you spell the jump that takes off from a back inside edge and lands on a back outside edge?

    • A.

      Sowcow

    • B.

      Salcow

    • C.

      Sowcho

    • D.

      Salchow

    • E.

      Solcow

    Correct Answer
    D. Salchow
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Salchow." A Salchow is a figure skating jump that takes off from a back inside edge and lands on a back outside edge. It is named after its creator, Ulrich Salchow, a Swedish figure skater.

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  • 2. 

    Who invented the Biellmann spiral and spin and where did she come from?

    • A.

      Dani Biellmann, Switzerland

    • B.

      Denise Biellmann, Switzerland

    • C.

      Denise Biellmann, Austria

    • D.

      Dani Biellmann, Austria

    • E.

      Denise Biellmann, Sweden

    Correct Answer
    B. Denise Biellmann, Switzerland
    Explanation
    Denise Biellmann, a figure skater from Switzerland, is credited with inventing the Biellmann spiral and spin.

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  • 3. 

    What are the correct names of the six required jumps?

    • A.

      Axel, Lutz, Flip, Loop, Salchow (sowcow), Toe Loop

    • B.

      Walley, Loop, Waltz, Toe Loop, Lutz, Biellmann

    • C.

      Exel, Salchow (sowcow), Flutz, Lip, Toe Loop, Loop

    • D.

      Toe Wally, Wally, Waltz, Toe Waltz, Lutz, Toe Lutz

    • E.

      Lots, Leap, Split, Twizzle, Mohawk, Twist

    Correct Answer
    A. Axel, Lutz, Flip, Loop, Salchow (sowcow), Toe Loop
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Axel, Lutz, Flip, Loop, Salchow (sowcow), Toe Loop. These are the names of the six required jumps in figure skating. The Axel is a jump with a forward takeoff and one and a half rotations in the air. The Lutz is a jump with a backward takeoff and a counter-rotated entrance. The Flip is a jump with a backward takeoff and a toe-assist. The Loop is a jump with a backward takeoff and a single rotation. The Salchow (sowcow) is a jump with a backward takeoff and a toe-assist. The Toe Loop is a jump with a backward takeoff and a toe-assist.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is not a spiral?

    • A.

      Charlotte

    • B.

      Biellmann

    • C.

      Ina Bauer

    • D.

      Spiral

    • E.

      Twizzle

    Correct Answer
    E. Twizzle
    Explanation
    A twizzle is not a spiral because it is a term used in figure skating to describe a rapid rotation on one foot. On the other hand, Charlotte, Biellmann, Ina Bauer, and Spiral are all names of figure skating moves that involve a spiral position, where the skater extends one leg behind them while maintaining balance and control.

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  • 5. 

    The Double Axel requires 3 and a half rotations in the air.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Double Axel actually requires 2 and a half rotations in the air, not 3 and a half rotations. This jump is commonly performed in figure skating and requires a skater to take off from a forward outside edge, rotate twice in the air, and land on the back outside edge of the opposite foot. It is considered a challenging jump due to the number of rotations and the technique required to execute it successfully.

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