# How Well Do You Know Figure Skating?

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The U. S. Figure Skating Championships come to the CenturyLink Center on Jan. 20 through Jan. 27. Before the skaters hit Omaha's indoor ice, take our quiz to see just how well you know figure skating terms.

• 1.

### A spin done on one leg with the non-skating leg, or free leg, extended backward with knee higher than hip level.

• A.

Camel spin

• B.

Combination spin

• C.

Scratch spin

• D.

Sit spin

A. Camel spin
Explanation
A camel spin is a figure skating spin where the skater rotates on one leg with the non-skating leg extended backward with the knee higher than hip level. This spin is characterized by the elegant and elongated position of the free leg, which adds difficulty and style to the spin. It requires good balance and control from the skater to maintain the position and rotation.

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• 2.

### A pairs move in which the man rotates in a pivot position while holding one hand of his partner, who is rotating in a horizontal position around him with her body low and parallel to the ice.

• A.

Flying spin

• B.

Death spiral

• C.

Lutz jump

• D.

Pairs lift

B. Death spiral
Explanation
The correct answer is Death spiral. In a death spiral, the man rotates in a pivot position while holding one hand of his partner, who is rotating in a horizontal position around him with her body low and parallel to the ice. This move is called a death spiral because of the high level of difficulty and the potential danger involved if not executed properly. It requires great strength, balance, and trust between the partners.

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• 3.

### A hand-to-hip lift in which the man raises his partner overhead with his hands resting on her hips. She is horizontal to the ice, facing the back of the man, in a platter position.

• A.

Press lift

• B.

Platter lift

• C.

Short lift

• D.

Star lift

B. Platter lift
Explanation
The correct answer is "Platter lift." In this lift, the man raises his partner overhead with his hands resting on her hips. She is horizontal to the ice, facing the back of the man, resembling a platter position.

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• 4.

### A hand-to-hand overhead lift in which the man swings his partner from one side of his body, around behind his head and into a raised position. Once in the lift, the lady is in a split position facing the same direction as the man.

• A.

Pairs lift

• B.

• C.

Long lift

• D.

Lasso lift

D. Lasso lift
Explanation
There are four different types of lasso lifts, determine by the take off: toe lasso, step in lasso, reverse lasso and Axel lasso.

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• 5.

### Generally performed by women, this spin involves an upright spin position where the head and shoulders are dropped backward and the back arches.

• A.

Sit spin

• B.

Scratch spin

• C.

Layback spin

• D.

Combination spin

C. Layback spin
Explanation
The correct answer is layback spin. The explanation for this answer is that the layback spin is a figure skating spin that is typically performed by women. In this spin, the skater assumes an upright spin position where the head and shoulders are dropped backward and the back arches. This position creates a visually striking and elegant look on the ice. The layback spin requires strength, flexibility, and control to maintain balance and rotation while in this position.

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• 6.

### An edge jump taken off from the back inside edge of one foot and landed on the back outside edge of the opposite foot.

• A.

Short dance

• B.

Twist lift

• C.

Salchow

• D.

Rocker

C. Salchow
Explanation
A Salchow is a figure skating jump where the skater takes off from the back inside edge of one foot and lands on the back outside edge of the opposite foot. This jump is named after its inventor, Ulrich Salchow, and is commonly performed in both singles and pairs skating. It is a difficult jump that requires good technique and timing to execute properly.

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• 7.

### This fluid movement used to gain speed in which a skater pushes off back and forth from the inside edge of one skate to the inside edge of the other skate.

• A.

Stroking

• B.

Swizzle

• C.

Twizzle

• D.

Rocker

A. Stroking
Explanation
Stroking is the correct answer because it refers to the fluid movement used by skaters to gain speed. During stroking, the skater pushes off from the inside edge of one skate and then repeats the motion on the inside edge of the other skate. This repetitive motion helps the skater build momentum and increase their speed on the ice.

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• 8.

### This jump takes off from the forward outside edge and is landed on the back outside edge of the opposite foot.

• A.

Axel jump

• B.

Edge jump

• C.

Flip jump

• D.

Lutz jump

A. Axel jump
Explanation
A single Axel consists of 1.5 revolutions, a double is 2.5 revolutions, and a triple is 3.5 revolutions. The jump is named for its inventor, Axel Paulsen. It is easily recognizable as it is the only jump that takes off from a forward position.

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• 9.

### A turn from forward to backward (or backward to forward), from one foot to the other, each edge forming parts of the same curve.

• A.

Mohawk

• B.

Salchow

• C.

Short spin

• D.

Spiral sequence

A. Mohawk
Explanation
A Mohawk is a skating move where the skater transitions from skating forward to backward, or vice versa, by shifting their weight from one foot to the other. The edges formed during this transition are part of the same curve. This move requires balance and control, and is commonly used in figure skating routines.

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• 10.

### A method of two-foot progression, either forward or backward, by an in-and-out movement of the feet on inside edges.

• A.

Swizzle

• B.

Salchow

• C.

Twizzle

• D.

Counter

A. Swizzle
Explanation
The correct answer is Swizzle because it is a method of two-foot progression, either forward or backward, by an in-and-out movement of the feet on inside edges. The term "swizzle" is commonly used in figure skating to describe this specific movement.

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