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skating Line breaks: skat¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈskeɪtɪŋ/

Definition of skating in English:


[mass noun]
1The action or activity of gliding on ice skates or roller skates as a sport or pastime: cool off at an indoor rink during the summer or enjoy the delight of skating on a frozen lake during the winter the competitive world of international skating
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  • Favorite winter sports include cross-country and downhill skiing, and long-distance skating.
  • To generate revenue in the offseason, the Red Sox are planning to install an ice rink at Fenway Park, which will be used for hockey games and public skating.
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul is a winter carnival of skating, skiing, and shopping
1.1 another term for skateboarding. we did some skating in the city and also headed to the skateparks in Bonn
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  • Did skating come first or the music?
  • Although the moves performed by the Z-boys were revolutionary at the time and definitely paved the way for modern skating, the skateboard footage does get a bit tiresome after a while.
  • Surfing and skating were not two separate things, and to me in spirit still are not.
1.2 another term for skate skiing. it’s a little easier to learn skating once classic skiing techniques are firmly in hand
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  • I use a high end skate boot for skating and a combi boot for classic skiing.
  • Most beginning junior varsity skiers prefer skating because it is faster and they don’t have to deal with applying kick wax on classic skis.
  • The slope spans some 15 kilometres and provides the whole gamut of difficulty levels for ‘skating’ and ‘classic’ skiing.

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