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Winter sports are any sport which is played on ice or on snow. Alpine skiing, known as downhill skiing, differs from Nordic skiing, which is all kinds of skiing where the heel of the boot is not affixed to the ski, while Alpine skiing employs fixed-heel bindings. Nordic skiing events are cross country skiing and ski jumping, among others. Figure skating, a form if ice skating which has individuals, partners, or groups who use special skates called figure skates which have jagged teeth in the front of the blade. Precision skating, which is also called synchronized skating, involves dancing, as does theater on ice and consists of jumps, spins, and lifts. Snowboarding is a winter sport that involves the athlete or snowboarder standing and riding on a board down a snowy slope.



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