Compulsory figures died because of the popularity of free skating, the slowness of the figures, and the tremendous amount of time it took to perfect them. They often decided the wrong winner in competitions.
However, Compulsory figures have their merit. They require precision, concentration, use of edges- skills that all skaters could use. However, they cannot be a part of the world championships or the Olympics figure skating competitions.
Would you like to see them brought back as a separate sport? Chances are older skaters or those who are not athletic enough or flexible enough to free skate, may do well in this area and would like the opportunity to showcase their skills.
What do you think?