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.
Skates now cut into the ice instead of gliding on top of it. Adding edges to ice
skates was invented by the Dutch in the ...
The first ice skates were made of animal bones, and originated in Ancient Europe
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 ...
History of Ice Skates from the very beginning to the latest models.
May 29, 2010 ... From ancient Swiss lakes to NHL arenas, ice skating has a colorful history.
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 ...
The all-metal skate seems to have come into existence about 1800 ... The first ice
skates used in America were of German origin and consisted of iron or steel ...
Dec 16, 2015 ... The history of ice skating began about 5,000 years ago and since then there
have been many changes both in form and function.
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.