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Ice_Skating - Psychological Pressure Everyone has physical...

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Deviance in Ice Skating:
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Why in Ice Skating Great Cost Great Time Commitment Very Few Rewards
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Costs Boots: $500 each (three pair) Blades: $250 each Ice Time: $10 per hour Coaching: $60 for 20 minutes Other: Ballet, Dance, Weights, etc Music: $2,000 per year Travel: You, Chaperone, Coach
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Qualifying Rounds Pre-juvenile (4-8 years old) Juvenile (10 years old) Intermediate Novice Junior Senior (only one you ever see on TV)
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2. Daily Schedule 4:00 - 7:00 AM: Train on ice 8:00 - 12:00: School (?) 12:00 - 2:00 PM: Train if PE ok 4:00 - 6:00 PM: Train again 6:00 - 8:00 PM Homework at home 8:00 PM: Go to bed
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3. Problems Injuries (bowed legs from knee down) Eating disorders (positive deviance) Prevent onset of puberty (positive dev.)
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Rewards Competition Levels Sectional (2-3 states) Top 3 Regional (3 regions in USA) Top 3 National: Top 2 or 3 International ( 2 or 3 from each country) Olympics: Every 4 years (2 or 3)
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Unformatted text preview: Psychological Pressure Everyone has physical ability to win. Who can handle mental pressure? If blow it, must wait until next year Family has sacrificed so much All competitors try to psych each other out. (Coaches, parents too) Deviant Behavior Dull skate blades Steal boots Cut up clothing Ruin tapes Physical Injury:TH/NK not isolated incid, (Must have people guard your stuff) Judging Very biased & political White older women (Conserv.) All scores count - no appeal process Judges very strict on non-ice skating things. (appearance, behavior, etc.) Conservative, traditional Intl judges form alliances Conclusion Tonya a better skater - Nancy would win Innovation by Tonyas husband Only reason judging changed is media and public pressure. Judging system still flawed....
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This note was uploaded on 07/03/2011 for the course ESS 132 taught by Professor Dale during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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