Free dance became more creative and many figure skaters decided to give ice dancing a try.
More » Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon won the Canadian national ice dancing title in 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007. Dubreuil and Lauzon were forced to withdraw at the 2006 Olympics.
Pressure is put on the scraping foot, and the friction created on the ice causes a stop.
This article lists the basic stops done by figure skaters.
The 2016 Stars on Ice cast includes some of the best figure skaters in the USA including 2014 Olympic ice dance champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White and 2016 world ice dancing bronze medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates.
This article gives information on the show and includes an interview with Chock and Bates.
Jim Sladky and Judy Schwomeyer, an outstanding American ice dance team, demonstrated ice dancing at the Grenoble Olympics in 1968.
That demonstration resulted in ice dancing becoming an Olympic event.
More » Colleen O' Connor and Jim Millns won a silver medal at the 1975 World Figure Skating Championships.
Before 2006, they were the only ice dance team in U. history to have won a medal at the Olympic Games in figure skating.
In 1984, British ice dancers, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, won the Olympics.
They performed a free dance program to Ravel's Bolero and received nine perfect 6.0 scores.
Ice dancing changed after Torvill and Dean's win.