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’
    • ‘In-line skating is a popular outdoor sport for all ages.’
    • ‘Though on average February is the likeliest month for ice, warmer winters have meant less skating in past decades and there is little for the aspiring skater to do except be prepared and wait.’
    • ‘One of the great pleasures is to take an evening cruise on the beautiful lake, which freezes over in winter, allowing unlimited skating.’
    • ‘This was my first tour and after years of competitive skating, I know now this is what I want to do.’
    • ‘Holland has the longest tradition of skating, for skates provided an important means of winter transportation.’
    • ‘Minneapolis-St. Paul is a winter carnival of skating, skiing, and shopping’
    • ‘She says skating is easier than gymnastics, but that you get nervous for both.’
    • ‘Favorite winter sports include cross-country and downhill skiing, and long-distance skating.’
    • ‘Another misconception about skating is that it is somehow not a proper sport, in the way that tennis or golf are perceived to be.’
    • ‘Winter was always full of things to do, of skating and skiing and tobogganing and snowmobiling.’
    • ‘Does a teacher of skating, or teacher of baseball or football have to be a role model, or just a good teacher?’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1
      ‘we did some skating in the city and also headed to the skateparks in Bonn’
      another term for skateboarding
      • ‘Oh yeah, while I'm on the subject, my school banned skateboards and skating at school.’
      • ‘I just think there should also be a side of skating that's more enjoyable, with people having fun on a skateboard.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Slam City Jam illuminated both the worst (the corporate takeover) and the best (the actual skating) aspects of modern skateboarding.’
      • ‘They have nothing in their life but skating and surfing, no future or plans.’
      • ‘There was nothing to do but snowboard and skateboard, but skating sucked because it was rough everywhere.’
      • ‘Initially I was surprised, but after punk rock really infiltrated skating it seemed like a good fit.’
      • ‘Little did they know that they had busted the world's top pipe riders, the biggest bust in the history of skating.’
      • ‘Surfing and skating were not two separate things, and to me in spirit still are not.’
      • ‘Skating's too serious; all these kids are looking past the fun factor.’
      • ‘Did skating come first or the music?’
    2. 1.2
      ‘it's a little easier to learn skating once classic skiing techniques are firmly in hand’
      another term for skate 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.’
      • ‘Classic skis have stiffer boots and shorter poles; skating skis have more flexible boots and much longer poles.’
      • ‘The slope spans some 15 kilometres and provides the whole gamut of difficulty levels for ‘skating’ and ‘classic’ skiing.’
      • ‘I use a high end skate boot for skating and a combi boot for classic skiing.’
      • ‘It's a 30-kilometer race where skiers switch out their classic cross country skis after 15 kilometers to skating skis, where they ski for another 15 kilometers.’