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Skating and sports played on ice

blade

noun

the metal bar on the bottom of an ice skate that allows you to move on ice

blading

noun

in-line skating

curling

noun

a game played on ice in which players slide heavy stones towards a mark in the centre of a circle

face off

to begin a game of ice hockey

face-off

noun

the method used for starting a game of ice hockey

figure skating

noun

a type of skating in which you have to jump, spin, and move round the ice in a particular way

half pipe

noun

a smooth open surface that is shaped like a ‘U’ and made of concrete or snow that people use in skateboarding, rollerblading, or snowboarding

hockey

noun

ice hockey

ice hockey

noun

a game played on ice by two teams of six players. The usual American word is hockey. The players use long sticks to try to hit a small round flat object called a puck into the opposite team’s goal.

ice rink

noun

a large flat area of ice inside a building, where people can go to ice-skate

ice skate

noun

a special boot with a metal blade on the bottom that you wear to move smoothly across ice

ice-skate

verb

to move around on ice wearing ice skates

ice-skater

noun

someone who ice-skates, especially someone who does it as a sport

ice-skating

noun

the activity of moving around on ice wearing ice skates

ice-skating

noun

a sport in which people dance and perform exercises to music on ice wearing ice skates

in-line skating

noun

the activity of moving on boots called in-line skates that each have a single row of narrow wheels on them

penalty box

noun

a penalty area

penalty box

noun

a place next to the ice where an ice hockey player stays for a short time after breaking a rule

power play

noun

in ice hockey, a situation in which one team has a temporary advantage because a player from the other team is out of the game for a penalty

puck

noun

the round flat piece of rubber that you hit in the game of ice hockey

ringette

noun

a sport similar to ice hockey developed in Canada and played especially by women and girls. Players use a straight stick to pass, carry, and shoot a rubber ring in order to score goals.

rink

noun

a large flat area where people go to skate or to play ice hockey

sin bin

noun

an area outside an ice rink (=area of ice where sports are played) where an ice hockey player must sit when he or she has not obeyed a rule

skate

noun

the metal blade that is fixed to the bottom of an ice skate

skate

verb

to move over a surface using skates. Someone who does this is called a skater.

skateboard

noun

a board with four wheels on the bottom that you stand on and ride. Someone who does this is called a skateboarder, and the activity is called skateboarding.

skating

noun

the activity or sport of moving quickly over a surface on skates

skating rink

noun

a place with an area of ice or a smooth floor for skating

speed skating

noun

a sport in which people wearing skates race each other on ice

time out

noun

a short period of time in a game of basketball or ice hockey when players rest and plan their game

figure-skater

noun

roller-skate

verb

roller skating

noun

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