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The skates you see today, which allow skaters to do complex turns, were first introduced in 1850.
Figure skating became more creative in 1860 when a ballet master from Vienna added elements of dance to the sport.
It's called "figure skating" because skating designs like figure eights and loops (called "figures") into the ice was a required part of the competition until the 1990s.
In Ice Dancing, the skating couple can't be apart from each other for more than five seconds at a time.
This will be the first year that the Men's, Women's and Pairs competitions can use music with lyrics. Ice dancers could already do this.
Canada has won 25 medals in figure skating since our first time at the podium in 1932 in Lake Placid.
There are 9 judges, all representing different countries, that judge all aspects of figure skating routines.