Definition of pairs skating in English:

pairs skating

(also pair skating)


mass noun
  • A form of choreographed figure skating in which a man and a woman compete as a team.

    ‘the lifts in pairs skating are becoming ever more daring’
    • ‘Figure skating includes four disciplines - singles men and ladies skating, pairs skating, and ice dancing.’
    • ‘Do you feel that there is too much emphasis on side-by-side jumps in pairs skating?’
    • ‘We watched some old pairs skating and went back to some of the basics.’
    • ‘Yamaguchi gave up pairs skating to concentrate on singles.’
    • ‘In pairs skating, there's no better feeling than to step out on to the ice and know that there is someone next to you that you can trust.’
    • ‘She wanted to do pairs because of the rich tradition of pairs skating at the Yubileny Rink in St. Petersburg, but she was too tall.’
    • ‘Olympic officials took the unprecedented step of awarding a second set of gold medals to the Canadian runners-up in the pairs skating event won by Russia.’
    • ‘In pairs skating, Hinnegan and Norris teamed up to skate the foxtrot dance variation.’
    • ‘With this performance, the level of pairs skating came back down to earth.’