It’s freezing in New York City! A great time for outdoor skating if you can handle the cold, or perhaps maybe you prefer to stay warm inside and watch the U.S. Figure Skating Nationals this week. What I love about figure skating is that it combines two of my passions—art and science. As a competitive ice-dancer I studied dance, but understanding the biomechanics of skating was just as important. Check out this short Scientific American video to explore a little physics behind the sport.
Presented by Christie Nicholson
Filmed and edited by Eric R. Olson