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Welcome to the fantastic Figure Skating Quiz!

Are you prepared to showcase your passion for this dazzling sport and prove you’re a genuine figure skating enthusiast?

We’ve crafted captivating questions to challenge your figure skating knowledge.

Just keep track of your correct answers and check our result table to see how gracefully you glided through.

So, lace up your skates, strike a perfect pose, and let’s find out if you can land a flawless triple axel with your figure skating trivia prowess!

Table of Contents

1. Who is known as the “Queen of Figure Skating”?

  • A) Michelle Kwan
  • B) Peggy Fleming
  • C) Kristi Yamaguchi

2. Which jump is referred to as “the cherry on top of the cake” in figure skating?

  • A) Triple Axel
  • B) Triple Lutz
  • C) Quadruple Toe Loop

3. Where were the 1961 World Figure Skating Championships, in which the US team perished in a tragic plane crash, held?

  • A) Paris, France
  • B) Lausanne, Switzerland
  • C) Prague, Czech Republic

4. Which figure skater was the first to land a quadruple jump in a competition?

  • A) Kurt Browning
  • B) Elvis Stojko
  • C) Brian Boitano

5. In which year did the International Skating Union (ISU) allow professionals to compete in the Olympics?

  • A) 1988
  • B) 1994
  • C) 2002

6. How many revolutions are required in a single Axel jump?

  • A) One and a half
  • B) Two and a half
  • C) Three

7. Which figure skater won the Olympic gold medal in the Ladies’ Singles competition in 1988, marking a “Battle of the Carmens”?

  • A) Katarina Witt
  • B) Debbie Thomas
  • C) Elizabeth Manley

8. What is the highest possible score for a single element in figure skating?

  • A) 10.0
  • B) 5.5
  • C) 8.0

9. In which year did the first World Figure Skating Championships take place?

  • A) 1896
  • B) 1908
  • C) 1924

10. Who is the only male figure skater to win four consecutive Olympic gold medals?

  • A) Gillis Grafstrรถm
  • B) Irvin Jaffe
  • C) Sonja Henie

11. What name is given to the basic skating position with the legs crossed at the ankles and the body leaned forward?

  • A) Mast
  • B) Posture
  • C) Teapot

12. Who was the first woman to land a triple axel in competition?

  • A) Midori Ito
  • B) Tonya Harding
  • C) Kimmie Meissner

13. Which country has won the most Olympic gold medals in figure skating?

  • A) Russia
  • B) United States
  • C) Canada

14. What type of figure skating involves two people skating together as a team?

  • A) Synchronized skating
  • B) Pair skating
  • C) Ice dancing

15. Which skater popularized the layback spin, which became her signature move?

  • A) Michelle Kwan
  • B) Sasha Cohen
  • C) Peggy Fleming

16. In which Olympic Games did ice dancing become an official competition?

  • A) 1960
  • B) 1972
  • C) 1976

17. What is the name of the jump that Yuzuru Hanyu was the first to land in a competition?

  • A) Quadruple Lutz
  • B) Quadruple Flip
  • C) Quadruple Loop

18. Who holds the record for the highest cumulative score in a single ladies’ figure skating competition?

  • A) Kim Yuna
  • B) Evgenia Medvedeva
  • C) Alexandra Trusova

19. In which year was the first United States Figure Skating Championships held?

  • A) 1914
  • B) 1920
  • C) 1929

20. What are the two primary reasons skaters include a layback spin in their program?

  • A) To gain points and show flexibility
  • B) To display balance and artistic expression
  • C) To demonstrate power and control

21. What is the name of the rule which restricts skaters from performing certain moves in figure skating?

  • A) ISU Zayak Rule
  • B) ISU Axel Rule
  • C) ISU Ina Bauer Rule

22. Which figure skating discipline requires the partners to perform close together while skating to the beat of the music?

  • A) Pair skating
  • B) Synchronized skating
  • C) Ice dancing

23. Which figure skater is known for his famous backflip on ice in competition?

  • A) Brian Boitano
  • B) Scott Hamilton
  • C) Surya Bonaly

24. Who was the youngest ladies’ singles figure skating Olympic champion?

  • A) Tara Lipinski
  • B) Sonja Henie
  • C) Nancy Kerrigan

25. What is the term for the quick, small steps on the ice to gain speed for a jump?

  • A) Stroking
  • B) Crossovers
  • C) Mohawks

26. Which legendary figure skater was the first to win three gold medals in the singles events at the Winter Olympics?

  • A) Dick Button
  • B) Hayes Jenkins
  • C) Katarina Witt

27. What is a twizzle?

  • A) A one-footed spinning movement, used in ice dancing
  • B) A spin with at least two different positions
  • C) A leap with a one-footed landing

28. Which country is known for dominating synchronized skating competitions?

  • A) Russia
  • B) Finland
  • C) United States

29. Who was the first figure skater to land a triple axel in an Olympic competition?

  • A) Midori Ito
  • B) Tonya Harding
  • C) Kimmie Meissner

30. What is an additional figure skating event called, where skaters can perform a routine without the pressure of competition?

  • A) Rehearsal
  • B) Showcase
  • C) Exhibition gala

31. Which country is credited with the invention of figure skating?

  • A) United Kingdom
  • B) Austria
  • C) Russia

32. Which figure skating jump takes off from a forward outside edge?

  • A) Salchow
  • B) Loop
  • C) Axel

33. What is the name of the special maneuver used only in pair skating and ice dancing, where the man lifts the woman above his head while skating?

  • A) Aloft lift
  • B) Overhead lift
  • C) Star lift


# of Correct Answers Percentage Range Label Description
0- 0-49% Armchair Athlete You've got some learning to do, but don't worry, there's always the next game!
- 50-64% Rookie Runner Not bad! Keep practicing, and you'll be a sports trivia champ in no time.
- 65-79% Midfield Maestro Impressive! You're getting closer to the top, keep up the good work.
- 80-94% All-Star Striker Wow, you really know your sports trivia! You're a force to be reckoned with.
-33 95-100% Legendary Champion Unbelievable! You're a true sports trivia master. Your knowledge knows no bounds!

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