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.
edit]. 'Skating fun' by 17th century Dutch painter Hendrick Avercamp. A study by
Federico Formenti of the University of ...
The first ice skates were made of animal bones, and originated in Ancient Europe
Discusses ice skating, including its history and its various forms such as speed
skating and figure skating.
were made from the leg bones of large animals, holes were bored at each end of the bone and leather straps were used to tie the skates
on. Around 1500, the Dutch added a narrow metal double edged blade, making the poles a thing of the past, as the skater cou... More »
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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 ...
What improvements have been made to ice skates over the years? ... In the 14th
century, the Dutch invented wooden platform skates with iron runners on the ...
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