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Twizzles, not the red licorice kind

March 26, 2009 |  4:24 pm

So it's ice dancing original dance day, and one of the components for the couples is the synchronized twizzle. From the U.S. Figure Skating media guide, a twizzle is: "A traveling turn on one foot with one or more rotations, which is quickly rotated with a continuous (uninterrupted) action. The weight remains on the skating foot with the free foot in any position during the turn, and then is placed beside the skating foot to skate the next steps."

Got that?

Click here to see the difference between a twizzle and a spin.

We wish this were "Dancing With the Stars," where Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Len Goodman could comment on whether the twizzle was synchronized or not.

-- Diane Pucin