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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_figure_skating

The history of figure skating stretches back to prehistoric times. Primitive ice skates appear in ... The next step in the development of ice skating came in 1742, when the first ice skating association was formed, the Edinburgh ... The book was written solely for men, as women did not normally ice skate in the late 18th 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 ... Skaters did not actually skate on the ice, but rather glided on top of it. True skating emerged when a steel blade with sharpened edges was used. Skates now cut into the ice instead of gliding on top of it. Adding edges to ice ...

www.olympic.org/figure-skating-equipment-and-history

Figure skating history, rules and equipment. ... In 1850, Edward Bushnell of Philadelphia revolutionised skating when he introduced steel-bladed skates allowing ...

www.thoughtco.com/the-history-of-figure-skating-1282594

Mar 30, 2017 ... What are some very famous Olympic figure skaters from past to present ... It did not become popular in the U.S. until many years after his death.

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

Apr 14, 2017 ... Historians generally agree that ice skating originated in Ancient Europe, though it's unclear when and where the first ice skates came into use.

www.britannica.com/sports/figure-skating

Apr 28, 2017 ... Figure skating, sport in which ice skaters, singly or in pairs, perform ... for ice dancing was held in 1914, it did not become an Olympic sport until 1976. ... The next year the ISU rules were changed to specify that women could ...

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 ...

thehockeywriters.com/ice-skates

May 29, 2010 ... From ancient Swiss lakes to NHL arenas, ice skating has a colorful ... years, but the game of hockey didn't originate until the 19th century.

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

In 1763, England became the site of the first official ice skating competition, as skaters raced ... A few years later, Haines added the toe pick to his skates, which allowed skaters to master all sorts of new leaps and jumps. ... Did you get it?

www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/ice-skating

The increasing number of indoor rinks has made year-round ice skating possible. ... Ice skating did not develop as an organized competitive sport until the ...