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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.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_skating

Ice skating is the act of moving on ice by using ice skates. It can be done for a variety of reasons ... Adding edges to ice skates was invented by the Dutch in the 13th or 14th century. These ice skates were made of steel, with sharpened edges  ...

www.thoughtco.com/history-of-ice-skates-1991654

Apr 14, 2017 ... The first ice skates were made of animal bones and originated in Ancient ... of Philadelphia, PA, invented the first all-steel clamp for skates.

wonderopolis.org/wonder/when-were-ice-skates-invented

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 ...

www.livescience.com/2202-5-000-year-origin-ice-skating.html

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 ...

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/01/080104-first-skates.html

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.

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/01/080104-first-skates_2.html

People living thousands of years ago in what is now Finland invented ice-skating not for fun but for survival, computer simulations suggest.

ice.riedellskates.com/2012/evolution-of-ice-skating

May 31, 2012 ... Ever wonder how ice skating began and has developed over the centuries? Find out in this timeline highlighting the evolution of ice skating.

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1573590/Scandinavians-invented-ice-skating-in-3000-BC.html

Dec 24, 2007 ... The oldest form of human-powered transport was ice skating, and was invented in northern Europe around five thousand years ago.

www.ancient-origins.net/artifacts-other-artifacts/gliding-over-5000-years-frozen-waters-history-ice-skating-004947

Dec 16, 2015 ... Although ice skating is a popular winter sport today, the purpose of the invention of ice skates was not so much for recreation, as to make travel ...