Figure skating is the oldest sport in the Winter Olympics. But the debate behind how ice skating actually works dates back even further than its 1908 Olympic debut. You'd think we know by now why ice is slippery, right? Well, this matter of physics has proven difficult to get a grip on.
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The Science of Figure Skating
Written by Joanie Faletto February 5, 2018
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