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History of figure skating

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The history of figure skating stretches back to prehistoric times. Primitive ice skates appear in ... The book was written solely for men, as women did not normally ice skate in the late 18th centur...

History of Ice Skating | Riedell Figure Skates

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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 ...

Figure Skating Equipment, History and Rules | Olympic.org

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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 History of Figure Skating - About.com

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There are also many famous people who have been a part of ice skating history. ... Who invented Olympic figure skating with music and costumes, and why did ...

figure skating | sport | Britannica.com

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Apr 4, 2016 ... Sport in which ice skaters, singly or in pairs, perform freestyle ... for ice dancing was held in 1914, it did not become an Olympic sport until 1976.

The History of Ice Skates - Inventors - About.com

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Jun 26, 2015 ... Historians generally agree that ice skating originated in Ancient Europe, though it's unclear when and where the first ice skates came into use.

Figure Skating - Kidzworld

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Figure Skating - Did You Know? US figure skater Michelle Kwan has won five World Figure Skating Championships and has won a total of nine medals at the ...

History of Figure Skating - SkatingFitness.com

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Ice skating was introduced in England sometime during the 17<sup>th</sup> century, possibly by Dutch sailors. The English did not have the same need or opportunity to ...

When Were Ice Skates Invented? | Wonderopolis

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In the next century, the Dutch added a double-edged blade to the bottom of ice skates, which meant poles were no longer necessary. Skaters could propel ...

Ice Skates - Ice skating has a surprising history - The Hockey Writers

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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.

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The 5,000-Year-Old Origin of Ice Skating - LiveScience

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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 ...

Ice Skating | Scholastic.com

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Ice skating did not develop as an organized competitive sport until the introduction of steel skate blades permanently attached to leather boots. The earlier iron ...

About Us - Welcome to US Figure Skating

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U.S. Figure Skating is the national governing body for the sport of figure skating ... The U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program was created in 1968 to serve the ...