An ice skating sport, the basis of which is the movement of the athlete on ice accompanied by a musical score, with changes in directional movement, spinning, jumps, a combination of steps and the drawing of figures in solo acts and of support in pair performances.
Modern figure skating includes four separate disciplines: solo skating (men and women), pair skating, dancing on ice and synchronized skating. European Championships have been held since 1891, World Championships – since 1986. The first World Championship was held in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
The development of this sport is being looked after by the International Skating Union (ISU), which was founded in 1892.
From 1924 figure skating has been included into the Winter Olympic Games program. Dancing on ice has been included into the Winter Olympic Games program since 1976.
Tselinograd witnessed a development of this type winter sport since 1969.
A department for figure skating was opened on the basis of the Youth Sports School.
Training was held in the "Dynamo" stadium, on an open arena.
Today Astana is home to a number of covered sports facilities, which can host training and competitions of figure skaters. Ice Palace "Alau" has all the facilities for quality training: the center of the arena has an ice court without markings and padded boards for safety measures.
For the comfort of athletes, near-by you will find changing rooms and a choreography hall.
Young figure skaters are being trained and prepared by the Second Youth Sports School, Astana.
For any questions about enlisting your child into a figure skating group, please use the contact details below:
Astana City, 47, Kabanbay Batyr Avenue
Тел.: 8 (7172) 571612, 571613, 445742