Ice Dancing, is it a sport?

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Alexa Nieves, Staff Writer

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Do you think that ice dancing is a sport? Some may say that ice dancing is not, but it is. The definition of a sport is an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature. Ice dancing encompasses all of these things. Also, ice dancing is in the Olympics. The definition of the Olympic Games is a modern sports festival where athletes represent more than 200 countries and compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals in a great variety of sports. As you can see, the definition of the Olympic Games is specifically talking about sports. That means that ice dancing is considered a sport by the Olympic Committee.

Some people do not agree that ice dancing is a sport. Like 8th grader, Alex Morales. He said, “Ice dancing is not a sport because it just isn’t. Sports require you to be aggressive.”

Fellow 8th grader Keith Kennedy agreed with Morales and said, “Ice dancing is not a sport.”

But others did argue that ice dancing is a sport like HMS math teacher, Mrs. Curtis.  I asked her if ice dancing is a sport and she said, “Of course! It’s in the Olympics.” Social studies teacher Mr. Baker also agreed.

That is how you can tell that ice dancing is a sport because the Olympics only have sports involved. That is why they do not have chess or pool because they may be competitive but they do not require any physical prowess.

Whether you agree or disagree, ice dancing is definitely exciting to watch!

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  1. Mrs. Botti on March 18th, 2014 8:53 am

    Of course it’s a sport! You need to be in peak physical condition. Ice dancers train, practice, and push to succeed just like any other sport. You need coordination, stamina, and endurance just to ice skate. Ice dancers, throw each other in the air, jump and land on a thin ice blade, and move synchronized with a partner. Is Ice Dancing a sport? Unequivocally, yes.

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