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63 Ice Skating quizzes and 882 Ice Skating trivia questions.
  Go Figure   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
From people to places to flying camel spins-- this quiz involves figure skating. Keep your Witts about you and keep your finger on the Button. (And yes, I'm aware that with these puns I'm skating on thin ice.) Good lutz!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Sep 25 17
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Sep 25 17
1871 plays
  Name That Figure Skater!   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
If you know your famous world figure skaters, then look no further. Match the skater with their description. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Dec 25 21
kyleisalive editor
Dec 25 21
199 plays
  Go For Gold: The Phenomenal Torvill and Dean editor best quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
British ice-dancers Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean were one of a kind and pure magic. In this, my fiftieth quiz, we take an overview of their amateur career, including their unprecedented Olympic triumph.
Average, 15 Qns, Catreona, Apr 11 20
Catreona gold member
Apr 11 20
242 plays
  Elements of Figure Skating    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about the various elements of figure skating, focusing on jumps, spins, and footwork. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, Mariamir, Sep 30 13
2269 plays
  Torvill and Dean   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about the incredible Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, crazeesurf, Nov 23 09
800 plays
  Think You Know Figure Skating?    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This is a pretty difficult, but really fun quiz! Questions range from Dick Button to Tara Lipinski, from jumps to choreographers. Good luck!
Average, 20 Qns, PrincessHockey, Apr 23 09
1778 plays
  Skaters and Countries    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Match the skaters with their country of origin.
Average, 10 Qns, Chelle1917, Apr 23 09
766 plays
  Figure Skating Coaches    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We always hear about figure skaters. However, behind most great skaters stand great coaches. This quiz is about them.
Average, 10 Qns, Ptichka, Apr 23 09
Ptichka gold member
341 plays
  Ladies Figure Skating Facts    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are a few questions to test your knowledge of ladies figure skating and its history. I hope that you enjoy it!
Difficult, 10 Qns, amarkray, Mar 19 22
Mar 19 22
384 plays
  Take this Figure Skating Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Do you think that you're a whiz at figure skating? Do you think that you know everything about it? Well, if you do than this test is for you.
Average, 15 Qns, Hackney, Mar 14 18
Mar 14 18
2543 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Marina Anissina was born in what country?

From Quiz "Skaters and Countries"

  Champions on Ice    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
No, not the show. This is about the contest that makes the champions - the World Figure Skating Championships.
Average, 10 Qns, Toeknee448, Jan 09 14
334 plays
  Great Skates    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a test of your knowledge of great figure skating programs. Match the program or music with the skater.
Average, 10 Qns, oldblades, Apr 23 09
519 plays
  Figure Skating Pairs    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The pairs competition is the first to determine its champions in any championship.
Tough, 10 Qns, lady_k, Jun 13 09
372 plays
  Female Skating Queens    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
Throughout the years of ice skating, there have been great ladies skaters. If you've been paying attention to skating, then these skaters should be easy to identify. Have fun!
Easier, 5 Qns, danielleangel, Nov 07 16
1482 plays
  Who Skated to This Music?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give you the title of a piece of music and you pick the skater that skated to it. :)
Average, 10 Qns, jamimabo, Jan 05 14
1085 plays
  Evgeni Plushenko    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will test your knowledge of World and Olympic Champion Evgeni Plushenko's career achievements and music choices.
Average, 10 Qns, AnyaAngie, Apr 23 09
234 plays
  Tatiana Tarasova: Skating Coach    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Tatiana Tarasova is one of the most famous figure skating coaches in the world. Can you identify some facts about her?
Tough, 10 Qns, Ptichka, Apr 23 09
Ptichka gold member
229 plays
  Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2003    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The first half of this quiz deals with the organization of the competition. The second half concerns the results.
Tough, 10 Qns, julia103, Apr 23 09
julia103 gold member
341 plays
  History of Women's Skating    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Women have shown their athletic prowess on ice since the sport of skating began 4000 years ago. How well do you know the early history of women skating so beautifully on ice?
Tough, 10 Qns, luvs2sk8, Jul 11 09
630 plays
  The Figure Skaters    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
This is a small quiz for true ice skating fans.
Average, 5 Qns, donnylutz, Apr 23 09
912 plays
  Can You 'Figure' it Out?    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
You think you're a fan? You think you know about skating? It figures!
Tough, 15 Qns, MightyIrish, May 03 09
1097 plays
  Figure Skaters    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Questions about the lives of different skaters.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Quisi37, May 03 09
651 plays
  World Championships and Olympics    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
This may be hard, or easy depending on how much you know.
Average, 5 Qns, Haley19, Nov 14 09
786 plays
  Slippery Figure Skating    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
This is a interesting quiz for anyone who loves figure skating.
Average, 5 Qns, skategurl16, Apr 23 09
1013 plays
  Ultimate Skating    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
How Much Do You Know?
Difficult, 25 Qns, Alaric, May 03 09
868 plays
  Figure Skating Moves    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hi there. Here is a quiz about basic figure skating moves and elements. Good Luck!
Average, 10 Qns, jojo6913, Oct 21 09
762 plays
  Skaters Around the World    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Where did they come from again?
Difficult, 10 Qns, Alaric, May 03 09
647 plays
  The Ultimate Figure Skating Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
As there are few quizzes on figure skating, I thought I would add one.
Average, 5 Qns, Skatingmatt, Apr 23 09
866 plays
  Figure Skating Test    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I have always been a fan of figure skating, but even more so since the Olympics of 1988. Here is my quiz about that wonderful sport.
Tough, 10 Qns, lulia, Apr 23 09
1007 plays
  Great Skaters    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about all my favorite figure skaters, and more.
Tough, 10 Qns, skatefan21, May 03 09
537 plays
  Ice Skating Moves    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
This is a quiz on the spins and jumps in figure skating.
Average, 5 Qns, pixiedust123, Apr 23 09
718 plays
  Figure Skating - Best Sport Ever    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
This quiz is not for fair-weather fans, but for hardcore skaters. Enjoy!
Tough, 5 Qns, donnylutz, Nov 11 10
450 plays
  Got the Moves?    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
Hey All. This is my first quiz and I'm a hardcore Figure Skater, so test your knowledge and have some fun!
Average, 5 Qns, PudgyPenguin, Apr 23 09
508 plays
  Figure Skating Quiz for Experts    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
Figure Skating is one of my favorite sports so I hope you have fun on this quiz. I had fun making it!
Average, 5 Qns, pet, Oct 23 09
982 plays
  Figure Skating Elements    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just thought I'd add a quiz about elements because I love figure skating. This ones for all the skaters out there!
Tough, 10 Qns, ice_sk8ter_17, Apr 23 09
630 plays
  Figure Skating Champions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How well do you know your skaters.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Alaric, May 03 09
702 plays
  Figure Skating for Dummies    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
So you think you know Figure Skating. Well here is a chance to prove yourself on this quiz.
Average, 5 Qns, Skatingmatt, Apr 23 09
849 plays

Ice Skating Trivia Questions

1. Where did Torvill and Dean begin their skating career?

From Quiz
Go For Gold: The Phenomenal Torvill and Dean

Answer: Nottingham

Specifically, they skated at the Nottingham Ice Stadium. By 1975, almost seventeen-year-old Jayn Torvill and fifteen-year-old Christopher Dean were already experienced competitors. Chris had won the British Primary Championships and the Junior Dance Championships with Sandra Elson, while Jayne and her first partner, Michael Hutchenson, were Junior Champions and then runners up at the seniors before winning the British Championship. According to Chris, it was his stepmother who first suggested to his father that he should be paired with Jayne, since they were both currently without partners. Mr. Dean took some convincing, as did skating champion turned coach Janet Sawbridge, but in the end, with the agreement of Mr. And Mrs. Torvill, what would prove to be an inspired piece of skating matchmaking was made. The chemistry between Jayne and Chris was apparent almost at once, though it would take years of unrelenting work and dedication to refine it into the signature Torvill and Dean magic. "Within a few months we were placed in a couple of club competitions, and began to look ahead. First we would take the inter-gold-medal test... which was the exam requirement for national competition set by the National Skating Association. We had to have it to enter the 1976 British championships. "Along the way, Janet said she was putting us forward for selection for two competitions in Europe, in Oberstdorf...Germany, and St Gervais, in France...long-established stepping-stones for would-be senior competitors on the route to major international championships." ("Facing the Music" p.p. 35-6) As for the Nottingham Ice Stadium, in 1993 construction began on a new national ice center to replace the old stadium. The new facility opened in 2000, with the surrounding area named Bolero Square in honor of Torvill and Dean and their achievement.

2. The World Figure Skating Championships began in 1896. In which city did the first contest take place?

From Quiz Champions on Ice

Answer: St Petersburg

The championships were organised by the International Skating Union. The first event had just four competitors and was won by Gilbert Fuchs.

3. Canadian Brian Orser was expected to win Gold at the 1988 Calgary Olympics but he lost to American Brian Boitano. What reason do many fans attribute to his loss?

From Quiz Go Figure

Answer: He carried the Canadian flag during the opening ceremonies

Sure enough, figure skaters have superstition too, though this one is attributed to all of athletics in Canada. For many years, Canadian Olympic fans have worried about the curse of the flag-bearer. When an athlete carries the country's flag during the opening ceremonies of any Olympic Games, they're doomed. Brian Orser did it in 1988 in Calgary, losing the Battle of the Brians and taking his second silver medal during an Olympic Games; he failed to place in subsequent tournaments, ultimately going pro and moving into coaching in later years. One of the first men to land an axel, Orser is also known for being able to perform a backflip on skates - something he did with more frequency in professional performances for "Stars on Ice".

4. Apart from basic points for landing the jumps, the International Skating Union (ISU) Judging System allows for bonus points to be awarded based on what criteria?

From Quiz Elements of Figure Skating

Answer: Grade of execution (GOE)

The maximum number of GOE points possible for jumps according to the ISU Judging System is three points. The grade of execution factors in position of takeoff, landing, and in the air, degrees of rotation, and overall performance of the jump. The number of rotations, type of jump, and whether or not the jump is part of a combination all contribute towards basic points, not GOE.

5. Who were the first Soviet pair to win Olympic gold?

From Quiz Figure Skating Pairs

Answer: Ludmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov

Belousova and Protopopov earned their country's historical medal in 1964. They married and later lived in Switzerland.

6. Many skating experts agree that this Olympic Champion was single-handedly responsible for the introduction of the Short Program in 1973. Who was this skater?

From Quiz Ladies Figure Skating Facts

Answer: Beatrix Schuba

Beatrix Schuba was an Austrian skater who won the Olympic gold medal in 1972. She also won World Championship titles in 1971 & 1972. However, her World Championship titles would not come without a great deal of controversy. During this era of skating, judges placed a great deal of importance on how well skaters performed during the compulsory figures competition. Considered by many to be the greatest skater of all-time in this discipline, Schuba won the compulsory figures at the 1971 World Championships, giving her a huge lead going into the long program. It was during the long program that the controversy began. Schuba would not have a very good skate while American skater Janet Lynn, who was in 5th place after compulsories, gave the performance of the night, but only finished in 4th place. During the medal ceremony, the spectators in the audience booed Schuba and would not be satisfied until Janet Lynn was brought out from backstage to take a curtain call bow. AFter the Olympics, the ISU instituted a new short program for the 1972-1973 season. This program would require skaters to complete designated jumps, spins & footwork in order to prevent a similar result from happening in the future.

7. Where were both Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean born?

From Quiz Torvill and Dean

Answer: Nottingham, England

There is a National Ice Centre in Nottingham and this was where Torvill and Dean did all of their training. A public area known as Bolero Square is named in honour of the pair's Olympic achievements. They are, after all, Britain's most famed ice skaters.

8. Elvis Stojko is from what country?

From Quiz Skaters and Countries

Answer: Canada

Elvis Stojko was the first to land both a quad-double combination, and a quad-triple combination. The quad-double was landed at the 1991 World Championships and the quad-triple at the 1997 Grand Prix Final. He is a two time Olympic Silver Medalist, (Lillehammer and Nagano.)

9. With which music listed did Evgeni win his first World Championship Gold Medal?

From Quiz Evgeni Plushenko

Answer: Once Upon A Time In America

Though many skated to Gladiator in 2000-01 season, Evgeni was not one of them. His program was a medley of various works, including 'Cotton Club' and 'Once Upon A Time In America'. In later versions he also had 'Mortal Kombat' in there. He did skate to Carmen and Michael Jackson, but in the following year when he won the Olympic Silver Medal, and was too injured to compete in the 2002 World Championships.

10. Who skated to a program called, "King of Kings" in the 1984 Olympic Games?

From Quiz Great Skates

Answer: Brian Orser

Brian Orser's free skate for the 1984 Olympics was called "King of Kings". He wore a purple costume and skated it almost flawlessly. He placed second overall to Scott Hamilton, who was ahead after compulsory figures, although Orser won the freeskate. Kurt's first Olympics was in 1988.

11. What is a power jump?

From Quiz Figure Skating Elements

Answer: Bunny hop

The bunny hop was changed to be known as a "power jump".

12. What is the jump where you take off from a backwards outside edge? (Most skaters flip the edge to an inside one!)

From Quiz Got the Moves?

Answer: Lutz

The Lutz is one of the hardest jumps to learn properly-most skaters flip the edge to an inside one before taking off, therefore turning the jump into a FLIP.

13. This Norwegian female skater was the first to win three Olympic gold medals in a row. She made quite a few movies as well. Who is she?

From Quiz Female Skating Queens

Answer: Sonja Henie

Sonja Henie won the Olympic Gold medal in 1928 (St. Moritz, Switzerland), 1932 (Lake Placid, New York), and 1936 (Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany). She also starred in 13 movies, including "Iceland", "Happy Landing", and "Thin Ice".

14. Who won the gold medal in the women's figure skating event during the 1992 Olympics?

From Quiz Figure Skating for Dummies

Answer: Kristi Yamaguchi

Kristi Yamaguchi took out the gold medal in the women's figure skating event during the 1992 Olympic games. Kristi has also won gold in the 1991 and 1992 World Championships. Kristi has also competed in pair skating events and in 1988 Kristi and Rudy (her pair) won the Junior World Championships in pairs.

15. There are three major categories of moves for figure skating. What are they?

From Quiz Figure Skating Moves

Answer: jumps, spins and field movements

Here are some examples of jumps: salchow, toe loop, loop, lutz, flip. Here are some examples of spins: layback, sit spin, camel spin, back spin. And some of the field movements: spread eagle, inna bower, spiral, footwork.

16. In which jump do you take off forward and spin around three and a half times?

From Quiz Ice Skating Moves

Answer: triple axel & triple axle

A normal axel is just one and a half turns. Very few people have actually landed the triple axel in competition. Midori Ito was the first woman to land a triple axel in woman's competiton.

17. Who was the first female to land a triple axle in competition?

From Quiz Figure Skating - Best Sport Ever

Answer: Midori Ito

Midori Ito and Tanya Harding were the 1st and 2nd to land the Triple Axle in competition, back in the early 90's. No lady was able to repeat that accomplishment until the 2003 season at Skate America, where both Yukari Nakano and Ludmila Nelidina landed them within minutes of each other.

18. What figure skating jump takes off forward, and rotates one and a half revolutions before landing backwards?

From Quiz Figure Skating

Answer: Axel

An Axel is a jump that takes off forward, rotates one and a half times in the air, and lands backwards.

19. Which skater skated with much joy to, "Aranjuez", in 2003?

From Quiz Great Skaters

Answer: Michelle Kwan

Michelle Kwan had a dream season in 2003 year, and I felt so happy about it also. She landed 6 triple-jumps at both Nationals and World Championships.

20. St. Ludwina is the patron saint of skaters. She was knocked down by a female skating companion in 1396, and broke this part of her body. What part was it?

From Quiz History of Women's Skating

Answer: her rib

Tara Lipinski made St. Ludwina well known by wearing her medal during the Olympics. No broken ribs there.

21. Who were the figure skating medal winners in the women's event at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics?

From Quiz World Championships and Olympics

Answer: Sarah Hughes Gold, Irina Slutskaya Silver, Michelle Kwan, Bronze

Sarah Hughes came from fourth place in the short program to win her first ever Olympic gold medal.

22. What is Katia Gordeeva's middle name?

From Quiz Figure Skaters

Answer: Alexandrovna

Katia Gordeeva won the 1988 and 1994 Olympics with her pairs' partner and husband Sergei Grinkov, and he then died of a sudden heart attack in 1995 at age 28. They have a daughter named Daria, nicknamed Dasha, who was three years old at the time of his death.

23. Roman Skornyakov is from which country?

From Quiz Skaters Around the World

Answer: Uzbekistan

This skater placed 20th at the 2001 Worlds.

24. Which ice dance team was placed 32nd in the 2001 Worlds?

From Quiz Figure Skating Champions

Answer: Portia Duval-Rigby and Francis Rigby

Portia and Francis of Australia did not qualify to skate in the original or free dances.

25. Who was Artur Dmitriev's (Russia) partner when he won his first Olympics?

From Quiz Figure Skating

Answer: Natalia Mishkutienok

It was in 1992. He won again in 1998 with Oskana Kazakova

26. The music was titled 'Lyra Angelica' it was a piece picked out by her coach and was supposed to have her be skating as though she were floating on the clouds. Who is she?

From Quiz Who Skated to This Music?

Answer: Michelle Kwan

Michelle in my opinion outskated everyone at the Olympics, in any event. She had the grace and the power, and she is by far one of the greatest figure skating artists of all time.

27. In what country did Michelle Kwan win her first World Championship?

From Quiz Slippery Figure Skating

Answer: Canada

Michelle Kwan won her first Worlds in Edmonton,Alberta at the age of 15.

28. Who is the only male pairs skater to win Olympic gold medals with 2 different partners?

From Quiz Think You Know Figure Skating?

Answer: Artur Dmitriev

Artur won the 1992 Albertville Games with Natalia Mishkutenok, and the 1998 Nagano Games with Oksana Kazakova.

29. What well known World Champion Pairs skater died of a heart attack on November 20, 1995?

From Quiz Figure Skating

Answer: Sergei Grinkov

Sergei Grinkov was 4 time World Champion with his wife, and figure skating partner, Ekaterina Gordeeva.

30. Who was the female lead in the 1992 film 'The Cutting Edge'?

From Quiz Can You 'Figure' it Out?

Answer: Moira Kelly

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