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Skating traces its origins practically back to the origins of human beings To cross frozen lakes and streams early humans tied animal bones to their feet and glided through the winter months Eventually iron and steel blades replaced the bones and a rough means of travel was transformed into recreation Skating remained popular among all social classes but as a competitive sport only the extremely well to do could afford to participate Figure skating as we know it today traces its origins directly back to an American Jackson Haines Haines was born in New York in 1840 and died in 1875 in Finland after catching pneumonia while traveling by sled from St Petersburg to StockholmJust before the United States Civil War a skating craze swept over America It was during this time that Jackson Haines leapt into the limelight with his mastery of skating and dance He was a true revolutionary in a country where figure skating had laboriously developed a stiff and rigid style Many Americans condemned the free and expressive movements of his performances In 1863 and 1864 he won the Championships of America but he continued to receive cool receptions from his fellow countrymen His lack of popularity in America finally prompted him to go to Europe where he was an immediate success He was especially popular in Vienna where he gave birth to the so-called International Style of Figure Skating There are five separate disciplines or division in competitive figure skating Mens Singles Ladies Singles Pairs Ice Dancing and Precision Team Skating Only the first four will be held at the 1998 World Figure Skating Championships in Minneapolis The first World Precision Team Skating Championships will be held in the year 2000 in Minneapolis Minnesota Within singles pairs and dance there are five different competitive levels that are based on United States Figure Skating Association USFSA proficiency tests Juvenile Intermediate Novice Junior and Senior Each level draws on similar techniques but
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