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Why is it called "Ice" Dance?

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by skateboy, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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    I mean, isn't that kind of obvious? What else could it be? Roller dance? :lol: We don't say "ice pairs."

    Okay, it's a silly thread. :p
     
  2. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

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    I guess to distinguish it from something like Ballroom dance, Square dance, Folk dance, etc. since Dance is a common term. 'Pairs' is not.
     
  3. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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    Fair enough. I'm just in a silly mood on Christmas. :)
     
  4. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

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    Dance took longer to take hold in the skating world in relation to singles and pairs skating. So, in the 1940's, the Häagen-Dazs company starting sponsoring dance teams to develop this discipline. At that time, to honour the sponsor, the sport was called ice cream dance. Eventually, they skimmed off the cream and we were left with ice dance. More info at Wikipedia.
     
  5. LilJen

    LilJen Reaching out with my hand sensitively

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    :rofl:
     
  6. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

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    LOL. Peter, you have a strange sense of humor. Thanks for the laugh.
     
  7. RFOS

    RFOS Well-Known Member

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    LOL, you nailed it again Peter. :rofl: I can't rep you again yet. :)
     
  8. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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    Same here!
     
  9. hoptoad

    hoptoad Well-Known Member

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    I knew that, but Peter beat me to it. :rollin:

    Heard it on 'Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me'
     
  10. aliceanne

    aliceanne Well-Known Member

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    Roller dance? I thought it was Roller boogie.
     
  11. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

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    Well, it has to be called something... :rollin: