French skating vocabulary
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Le patinage

Skating can be a fun way to exercise or a cutthroat competition. Here’s some French vocabulary you might find useful when hitting the rink or watching the Winter Olympics.

Skating Le patinage
ice skating le patinage (sur glace)
figure skating le patinage artistique
free skating le programme libre
ice dancing la danse sur glace
ice skater le patineur
la patineuse
pair skating le patinage en couple
pattern dance la danse imposée
roller skating le skating
le patinage à roulette
speed skating le patinage de vitesse
synchronized skating le patinage syncronisé
Equipment Matériel
blade la lame
   ice skate
   roller skate
 le patin
   le patin à glace
   le patin à roulettes
skating rink
la patinoire
le skating
Turns and Spins Retournements et pirouettes
bracket turn un bracket, une accolade
back spin une pirouette arrière
camel spin une pirouette allongée
choctaw turn un choctaw
death spiral la spirale de la mort
flying spin une pirouette sautée
layback spin une pirouette cambrée
pivot un pivot
sit spin une pirouette assise
upright spin une pirouette debout
Jumps and Lifts Sauts et portés
axel un axel
flip jump un flip
loop jump un boucle
Lutz jump un lutz
Russian split un saut à la russe
Salchow jump un salchow
stag jump un saut de biche
toe loop jump un boucle piqué
waltz jump un saut de valse
Miscellaneous Et cetera
crossover le croisé
curve la courbe
   inside edge
   outside edge
 la carre
   le dedans
   le dehors
fall la chute
footwork le jeu de jambes
Verbs Verbes
to fall chuter, tomber
to jump sauter
to land atterrir
to skate patiner
to stumble trébucher
to win gagner

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