Today and Yesterday of Ice-skating
Gym Medicial. Heather Whildin. Block 3. Coach Hallenbeck.
Ice Skating's History
The sport was later introduced in North America, and a lighter, sharper, all steal blade was produced in 1850. The Dutch organized the first World Championship in 1889, where skaters covered four distances: 500m, 5,000m, and 10,000m. Jackson Haines of America was pioneer in figure skating. Norway's Sonja Hnie popularized figure skating during the 1920s and 1930s.
Types of Ice Skating
- Figure Skating- can be in solo or in pairs, includes jumps and spins with varying degrees of difficulty combined of movement and dance
- Speed Skating- is racing on ice
- Ice Hockey- is a team sport played on the ice