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1. Figure Skating for Dummies
2. Kristi Yamaguchi: World-Class
4. Kristi Yamaguchi: Triumph on Ice
6. Kristi Yamaguchi: An entry from
7. Kristi Yamaguchi (Female Figure

1. Figure Skating for Dummies
by Kristi Yamaguchi
Paperback: 346 Pages (1997-12-17)
list price: US$19.99 -- used & new: US$15.99
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Asin: 0764550845
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Twirl andspin your way into the artistic and high-precision world of figure skating with none other than Kristi Yamaguchi, 1992 Olympic Gold Medalist and former amateur winner of thirteen titles, including two consecutive World Championships. Whether you love skating around the rink or you're a fan of the sport and never miss a live or televised skating event, Kristi Yamaguchi's Figure Skating For Dummies covers all the important topics, includingFinding the right equipment (from boots to skates) that fits your budgetSelecting a practice rink and choosing a choreographer to compose movements to enhance your performancesPicking a great coach and getting the most from your lessonsDiscovering the lowdown on the secret world of figure skating judges; what they look for in a performance and how they themselves qualify to be judgesDeciphering what those scores mean and how a 5.5 score can beat a 5.8 score Finding out the requirements for passing each test offered by the U.S. Figure Skating AssociationBest of all, Figure Skating For Dummies gives you the inside scoop about ways to improve and enhance your performance, and even lets you in on Kristi's personal conditioning program -- the one she used to win the Gold Medal in the 1992 Winter Olympics!Amazon.com Review
After watching a figure-skating performance, do you everwonder what just happened on the ice? The skater supposedly executeda flawless double Salchow and triple Lutz, among other things, andthen the judges posted a bunch of numbers. Maybe you need help fromthe Dummies. Written by 1992 Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi (with a foreword by Scott Hamilton), Figure Skating for Dummiesis a primer for spectators and would-be skaters alike. Learn thelingo, understand the judging practice, and--if you're reallycommitted--embark on a practical training schedule in hopes of performingyour own double-toe loops and triple axels. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (23)

5-0 out of 5 stars NIce book!
this is a nice book for beginners to have a general idea.however this book can not substitute a coach. Some instructions must be explained in details.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best FS book I've read
I wasted a lot of money on figure skating books prior to buying this one.This book includes everything you need to know if you are a skating parent or are new to figure skating.A lot of books either speak to you as though you are an idiot or they are too advanced.This book is just right and packs EVERYTHING you could ever want to know about FS into an easy-to-read and enjoyable format.Buy this one first, you won't need to waste your money on other books.

***2010: a little outdated now, but still great overview for beginner.***

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome book!Very well written by a champ!
This book was not only extremely informative but it was written with a fun, light tone that made reading enjoyable.Everything was very user friendly and never, at any given time, was I slightly confused or bored.Great book for skaters (because secrets are revealed) and non-skaters (who always wondered about the names of things, how certain moves are done, etc.).

5-0 out of 5 stars Dummies?
The title might just as well be "Ice skating for aspiring professionals."In any case, a wonderful book about skating, well written and clear.I saw the chart on the Axel and thought, "Oh!It's just a waltz jump with a full turn at the end.Wow!I can do that!"Fortunately, I haven't attempted that yet. I'd have to be a dummy to try.Knees are nice. (BTW I'm well over 13 y.o.)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good reading, although the judging system has changed
This is a great book for fans of the sport, but especially those armchair fans who know nothing about the elements but want to appreciate the finer points of this lovely sport. An explanation of the jumps and spins, plus how a program is put together and an overview of the rules, make this an entertaining and useful tool. ... Read more

2. Kristi Yamaguchi: World-Class Ice Skater (Making Their Mark)
by Liza N. Burby
 Hardcover: 24 Pages (1998-08)
list price: US$21.25 -- used & new: US$16.50
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Asin: 0823950654
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Covers the life and achievements of the Olympic champion figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi. ... Read more

3. INTERNATIONAL FIGURE SKATING magazine December 2001 Volume 7 Issue 5 (Ice Skating Magazine, Ottavio Cinquanta on cover, Kristi Yamaguchi, Oksana Baiul)
 Single Issue Magazine: Pages (2001)

Asin: B0036V1IKG
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4. Kristi Yamaguchi: Triumph on Ice (Stars on Ice Little Books)
by Lionheart Books Ltd, Gregory Nicoll
Hardcover: 80 Pages (2000-09)

Isbn: 0740710567
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars A Nice Little Book For Figure Skating Fans
Figure Skating - the only sport that is also an art form and the only art form that is also a sport! Kristi Yamaguchi is one of the few skaters that make this statement totally true, because she strikes a great balance between the technical and artistic aspects of figure skating, and furthermore because she has the "total package" that make her a true icon of female figure skating, besides her Olympic Gold Medal - attractive "looks" (yes, how you look does matter in ladies figure skating - remember, it is partly an art form, and, in my opinion, Kristi has only gotten more attractive with time), beautiful costumes and choice of music, the ability to do difficult triple jumps consistently, and a very light, feminine style of skating.

This very small format book only provides a brief look in print of Kristi's life and career in skating - the highlight is about fifty full-color photos of her from the beginnings of her skating to the present. In short, this will make a nice addition to your figure skating library. ... Read more

5. INTERNATIONAL FIGURE SKATING magazine December 2000 Volume 6 Issue 5 (Ice Skating Magazine, The Dynasty of Scott Hamilton on cover, Wedding of Kristi Yamaguchi and Bret Hedican)
 Single Issue Magazine: Pages (2000)

Asin: B0036V9G9G
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6. Kristi Yamaguchi: An entry from Gale's <i>Notable Sports Figures</i>
by Don Amerman
 Digital: 3 Pages (2004)
list price: US$5.90 -- used & new: US$5.90
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Asin: B0027UHCOI
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This digital document is an article from Notable Sports Figures, brought to you by GaleĀ®, a part of Cengage Learning, a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses.The length of the article is 1919 words.The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase.You can view it with any web browser.Takes a close look at the people in sports who have captured attention because of success on the playing field, or controversy off the playing field. This work features biographies on more than 600 people from around the world and throughout history who have had an impact not only on their sport, but also on the society and culture of their times. It also includes not only the record-breakers that dominated and changed their sport, but also the controversial figures that made headlines even apart from athletic events. ... Read more

7. Kristi Yamaguchi (Female Figure Skating Legends)
by Sam Wellman
 Library Binding: 62 Pages (1998-10)
list price: US$12.95 -- used & new: US$5.00
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Asin: 0791050254
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A biography of the young Japanese-American figure skater who won a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics and has since become a professional skater. ... Read more

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