Figure skating is a sport where individuals, mixed couples, or groups who perform spins, jumps, and other moves on ice, often to music. Figure skaters compete in multiple levels, from beginner to elite, and at regional, provincial, national and international competitions. Skate Canada, a member of the International Skating Union (ISU), regulates figure skating judging and competitions in Canada.
Competitive figure skating dates back to the late 1800s with the first world championship for men taking place in 1896. The sport was first included in the Olympic Summer Games in 1908 and was an original sport in the first Olympic Winter Games in 1924.
Figure Skating at the Canada Winter Games also includes Special Olympics events.