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.
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 ...
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 ...
In the 1920s and '30s, commercial ice shows did not exist. At that time, a few U.S.
Figure Skating member clubs regularly mounted ice carnivals - showcases for ...
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 ...
Historians generally agree that ice skating originated in Ancient Europe, though
it's unclear when and where the first ice skates came into use.
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 ...
Skating boots originally were street boots, and heels have always been part of
the look. Different figure skaters prefer different size heel - ice dancers often wear
May 29, 2010 ... The origin of ice skates dates back several thousand years, but the game of
hockey didn't originate until the 19th century. Mention of a game ...
Mar 31, 2015 ... 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. ..... Younger
skaters are also injured more frequently because they start ...