Figure skating is made up of different types of skating. Figure skating started back in the 1860s where everybody had their own style. I am writing about pair skating. In order to do pair skating you have to have jumps, lifts and spins; you also have to have a partner. Your performance has to be 4 minutes and 30 seconds long. Choosing a song of that length can be hard to do. With every Olympic sport that they do, you have to be train yourself and you have to be working at it everyday and of course you have to be good at your sport.
During training season for pair skating you have to work on daily skills with your partner like going to the gym and working out so that they can be in shape. Once the Olympics are over you have to work on new skills. Always before that you have to work on selecting a choreographer to help with what steps you do and what song to choose from. Some tricks that they could add are Lifts which is when your partner lifts the women up over their head. When doing all of those tricks you have to get new skate but you have to break in the skates so that they don't hurt themselves when they go on the ice.
Every year they always have many people who are in Pair Skating. Here are some of the people who are doing pair skating: From Germany is Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy, then from China are Shen and Zhao and from the United States is Amanda Evora and Mark Ladwig. Shen and Zhao did their event on February 14, 2010.
China had the highest score for pair skating and those winners are Shen and Zhao and their score was 76.66 which is very good but most of the scores were right around 76.66 which is very amazing. Shen and Zhao got the gold medal. I think everybody did a good during pair Skating . It is very beautiful and I can't wait to see the Olympics next time.