Ohhh, goodie, goodie! I just did a google search and discovered that Maribel Vinson Owen's book, Primer of Figure Skating (written under her maiden name Maribel Y. Vinson) which I thought was still out-of-print has just been re-released by Barnes and Noble. Our figure skating gifts runneth over this season!!! I have a copy of the first edition. I'll be back later with some very prescient quotes from this book! Maribel's book educates and entertains us on the basics of figure skating, in addition to being a historical and cultural document. Everyone who loves or competes in figure skating NEEDS to read this book and to reference it often.
Also available on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Primer-Figure-.../dp/1163699128
And on alibris: http://www.alibris.com/Primer-of-Fig...n/book/5330750