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 imposĂ©e
roller skating   le skating
le patinage Ă  roulette
speed skating   le patinage de vitesse
synchronized skating   le patinage syncronisĂ©
Equipment   MatĂ©riel
blade   la lame
   ice skate
   roller skate
  le patin
   le patin Ă  glace
   le patin Ă  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 allongĂ©e
choctaw turn   un choctaw
death spiral   la spirale de la mort
flying spin   une pirouette sautĂ©e
layback spin   une pirouette cambrĂ©e
pivot   un pivot
sit spin   une pirouette assise
upright spin   une pirouette debout
Jumps and Lifts   Sauts et portĂ©s
axel   un axel
flip jump   un flip
loop jump   un boucle
Lutz jump   un lutz
Russian split   un saut Ă  la russe
Salchow jump   un salchow
stag jump   un saut de biche
toe loop jump   un boucle piquĂ©
waltz jump   un saut de valse
Miscellaneous   Et cetera
crossover   le croisĂ©
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   trĂ©bucher
to win   gagner

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