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.
The history of figure skating stretches back to prehistoric times. Primitive ice
skates appear in the archaeological record from about 3000 BC. Edges were
Although skating was born in Europe, Americans can be proud of the fact that
figure skating, as we know it today, traces its origins directly back to an American
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Two skaters do lifts as well as additional pair spins, twists, and throw jumps. Ice
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Discusses ice skating, including its history and its various forms such as speed
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May 31, 2012 ... When did ice skating begin? Who was the first person to strap on a pair of ice
skate blades and glide across a frozen lake? How did figure ...
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 ...
Jan 4, 2008 ... Ice-skating—the oldest human-powered means of transportation—was invented
in Finland not for fun but for survival, according to a new study.
Just before the 2010 Winter Olympics, a sixth grade student, named Lauren,
contacted Jo Ann Schneider Farris, About.com's Guide to Figure Skating. Lauren