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Russian Synchronized Skating Team Wows The Audience With A Fantastic Routine

Apr 25, 2015
Figure skating is always beautiful to watch, but this routine is on a whole other level. While skating teams this large don't participate in the Olympics, they have their own specialized discipline and competitions.

Formerly known as precision skating, synchronized skating is a division of figure skating that involves teams of 8 to 20 people moving as one unit. Their routines emphasize precise formations, timing and difficult footwork.

The sport was first practiced in 1956, when The Hockettes formed to entertain spectators during the intermissions at the University of Michigan's hockey games. The name was inspired by a more traditional precision dance company, The Rockettes.
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