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The first evidence of people ice skating is from Scandinavia and southern Finland about 4-5000 years ago, though the first steel-bladed ice skates were invented by the Dutch in the 13th or 14th century.

Ice skating - Wikipedia

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Skates now cut into the ice instead of gliding on top of it. Adding edges to ice skates was invented by the Dutch in the ...

The History of Ice Skates - Inventors - About.com

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The first ice skates were made of animal bones, and originated in Ancient Europe .

Ice Skating | Scholastic

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Discusses ice skating, including its history and its various forms such as speed skating and figure skating.

Figure Skating Equipment and History - Olympic Sport History

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Figure skating history, rules and equipment. Dutch canal pioneers, Popularity with kings, Steel blades, Hollywood Skating, Young stars, Olympic History.

The 5,000-Year-Old Origin of Ice Skating - Live Science

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Jan 11, 2008 ... Finns looking to cut back on travel time were the first to use ice skates about 5,000 years ago, a new study suggests. The southern portion of ...

A brief history of Olympic Figure Skating | InFocus

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Figure skating is one of the oldest Olympic sports. It was featured during the Summer Olympics in 1908 and 1920, but became a permanent winter sport in 1924.

figure skating | History & Competitions | Britannica.com

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Dec 19, 2016 ... Figure skating, sport in which ice skaters, singly or in pairs, perform freestyle movements of jumps, spins, lifts, and footwork in a graceful ...

Gliding Over 5,000 Years of Frozen Waters: A History of Ice Skating ...

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Dec 16, 2015 ... The history of ice skating began about 5,000 years ago and since then there have been many changes both in form and function.

When Were Ice Skates Invented? | Wonderopolis

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Ice skates have been around for a really long time. An ancient pair of ice skates was found at the bottom of a lake in northern Europe. Scientists estimate the ...