A Couple of Surprising Figure Skating Facts

Sports fans who have not yet indulged themselves in watching such a beautiful sport are missing out on a lot of things. Aside from the game being aesthetically appealing, figure skating demands a lot of technical factors come into play in order to execute the perfect maneuver, form and style; you won’t get that kind of show out of online sports and games like 188bet. We’ve gathered some surprising facts that can help both new fans and potential fans get up to date with the sport or at least know a thing or two about it.

Figure Skating is the Oldest Winter Game

In 1908, figure skating made a debut at the London Olympic Games; that’s around 16 years before the start of the official winter games.

Not All Moves are for Everyone

A move called the ‘layback spin’ involves leaning back with the shoulder and head. Imagine the amount of pressure on the spinal column; the skater should have amazing flexibility in order to properly execute it. According to statistics, female skaters are typically more flexible and thus can do them with a bit more success compared to male skater.

Wrong Costume, Less Points

Many skating competitions out there have judges deducting points for the costume of the skater; if it’s unbelievably provocative or loud in the judges’ opinion then say good bye to a few points. Some of you might find this a little subjective, but points are only ever deducted if multiple judges see the outfit as just wrong.

No Vocals Allowed

Since it might be a typical seen, you might not have noticed that top level competitions features skaters that move with the rhythm of music abide by an extremely strict rule: none of the routines or music should include vocals.