Figure skating is a sport in which individuals, pairs, or groups perform spins, jumps, footwork and other intricate and challenging moves on ice skates.
Did you know?
- Figure skating was added to the Southeast Region Winter Games in 1991 along with short track speed skating.
- Special Olympics North Carolina has offered competition in various formats over the years, including holding state-level competitions and attending and hosting Southeast region competitions for the U.S.
- Special Olympics North Carolina figure and speed skating coach and Ice Skating Sport Development Team Director, Tappie Dellinger, has been a figure skating coach for Special Olympics USA since the 1989 Special Olympics International Games in Reno/Tahoe.
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Sport Development Teams (SDT) are responsible for assisting with local and state level programs and competition, educating coaches and officials, and promoting active engagement among athletes throughout the year. Click here for more information. Certified clinicians supplement the SDT by providing coaches training in their community.
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