A skater demonstrating a figure eight.

Figure Eight

A skater demonstrating a figure eight.

A figure skater demonstrating a maneuver with the outside edge of his skate forward.

Figure skater

A figure skater demonstrating a maneuver with the outside edge of his skate forward.

A figure skater demonstrating a maneuver with the outside edge of his skate backward.

Figure skater

A figure skater demonstrating a maneuver with the outside edge of his skate backward.

A figure skater executing a figure three turn.

Figure three

A figure skater executing a figure three turn.

An illustration of a frog ice skating on a lake wearing a hat and jacket.

Frog Ice Skating on Lake

An illustration of a frog ice skating on a lake wearing a hat and jacket.

A figure skater demonstrating the "pig's ears" maneuver.

Pig's Ears

A figure skater demonstrating the "pig's ears" maneuver.

A genus of cartilaginous fishes. They are generally divided into numerous families, including the saw-fishes, electric rays, skates, sting-rays, and the eagle rays.

Ray

A genus of cartilaginous fishes. They are generally divided into numerous families, including the saw-fishes,…

The Starry Ray is so called for having a number of spines on its upper surface rising from rayed or star like bases; it reaches a length of 30 inches.

Starry Ray

The Starry Ray is so called for having a number of spines on its upper surface rising from rayed or…

Common skate (ray). The skates and rays have a broad body, partly due to the merging of the body into the large, horizontally flattened pectoral fins.

Skate

Common skate (ray). The skates and rays have a broad body, partly due to the merging of the body into…

The jaws and teeth of the common skate (ray).

Skate

The jaws and teeth of the common skate (ray).

Mouth and gill slits of the common skate (ray).

Skate

Mouth and gill slits of the common skate (ray).

"It is very voracious, and grows to large size. Found in the European and American waters" — Goodrich, 1859

Skate

"It is very voracious, and grows to large size. Found in the European and American waters" — Goodrich,…

"Skate is the popular name for any individual of a section of the genus Raia, differing from the rays proper in having a long pointed snout."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Skate

"Skate is the popular name for any individual of a section of the genus Raia, differing from the rays…

"Skate, a common name for several species of the genus Raia. The members of this genus are characterized by the two dorsal fins on the tails and the absence of a tail spine, and by the pelvic fins being deeply notched."—Finley, 1917

Common Skate

"Skate, a common name for several species of the genus Raia. The members of this genus are characterized…

A roller skate.

Roller Skates

A roller skate.

Two children ice skating.

Skating

Two children ice skating.

Hoisting the skating flag on the Belvedere in Central Park, New York.

Skating Flag

Hoisting the skating flag on the Belvedere in Central Park, New York.

An illustration of tons of tiny, strange people skating around a room with other people looking on.

People Skating

An illustration of tons of tiny, strange people skating around a room with other people looking on.

A figure skater demonstrating "the loop".

The loop

A figure skater demonstrating "the loop".

A figure skater executing a figure "s" maneuver.

The Serpentine

A figure skater executing a figure "s" maneuver.