Skating

A shadow is cast on the ice as Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia performs during the gala exhibition at the ISU Bompard Trophy Figure Skating event in Bordeaux

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Julia Lipnitskaia, of Russia, performs during the gala exhibition at the ISU Bompard Trophy figure-skating event in Bordeaux, France.

China's Sui Wenjing and Han Cong compete during the pairs free skating program at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama

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China’s Sui Wenjing and Han Cong compete in the pairs free skating at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, north of Tokyo, on Thursday.

Chinese visitors enjoy sledding and skat...Chinese visitors enjoy sledding and skating on the partially frozen Houhai Lake during the Lunar New Year holiday in Beijing on February 6, 2014. Beijing saw its warmest New Year's period in six decades with temperatures averaging 8 degree celcius above normal and with no snowfall yet to hit the city.

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Visitors enjoy sledding and skating on the partially frozen Houhai Lake during the lunar new year holiday in Beijing. Beijing is seeing its warmest new year period in six decades with temperatures averaging 8 degrees centigrade above normal, with snowfall yet to hit the city. 

A member of Japan's short track speed skating team skates during a training session in preparation for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Iceberg Skating Palace

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A member of Japan’s short track speed skating team skates during a training session in preparation for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Iceberg Skating Palace, on Wednesday

Russian women enjoy a skating rink along a boulevard, one of them with a baby carriage in Moscow's Sokolniki Park, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.  The temperature in Moscow is minus 15 Celsius (5 Fahrenheit).

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Russian women skating along a frozen boulevard in Moscow’s Sokolniki Park, Russia. The temperature in Moscow hit minus 15 degrees centigrade on Thursday

Members of the public enjoy an ice skating rink in the courtyard of Somerset House on December 23, 2013 in London, England. With two days until Christmas day, many people have finished work for the festive season and retail forecasters are predicting a significant increase in gift purchases with many shops offering heavy discounts.

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Members of the public enjoy an ice skating rink in the courtyard of Somerset House on Monday in London, England.

Bazarova and Larionov of Russia perform during the pairs short skating program at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup in Moscow

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Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov of Russia perform during the pairs short skating programme at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Rostelecom Cup, in Moscow on Friday

The Skate South bank Forever photography portraits apart of the Global Inside Out Project will launching on Saturday 8th June 2013, 10am at The South Bank Skate Park. Twenty five black & white portraits of the local skating community will be put up. The project is launching to help raise awareness of the plight of London’s Skating community as it fights to save the skate park against the ongoing threat of retail developments. The Undercroft of the South bank Centre has been the heart of London skateboarding for almost forty years

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The Skate South bank Forever photography portraits, part of the Global Inside Out Project, will be launching on Saturday 8th June 2013, 10am at The South Bank Skate Park. Twenty five black & white portraits of the local skating community will be put up. The project is launching to help raise awareness of the plight of London’s Skating community as it fights to save the skating area against the ongoing threat of retail developments. The Undercroft of the South bank Centre has been the heart of London skateboarding for almost forty years