Back To The Ice Rink—Energy, Motion, & Mass!

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

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