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In the 1800s, Figure Skating Competitions Included the Act of Drawing Pictures On the Ice While Performing

Women’s figure skating is one of the most popular Winter Olympics events, with a solid and consistent American viewership over the past three decades. While the sport is quite well-known, did you know it has evolved drastically since the 1800s? In the 1800s, figure skating competitions included the act of drawing pictures onto the ice. …

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Mabel Fairbanks

Why Was Mabel Fairbanks Banned from the Rinks as a Child?

Mabel Fairbanks made her mark in the figure skating industry and was a coach to some well-known ice skaters like Kristi Yamaguchi, the 2012 Olympic champion. With Fairbanks’s remarkable skill in her chosen industry, why was Mabel Fairbanks banned from the rinks as a child? Fairbanks’ Native American ancestry and being African American caused her …

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