Category: Ice Skating

Categories: Sports

Ice skating is the self-propulsion of a person across a sheet of ice, using metal-bladed ice skates to glide on the ice surface. This activity can be carried out for various reasons, including recreation, sport, exercise, and travel. Ice skating may be performed on specially prepared ice surfaces (arenas, tracks, parks), both indoors and outdoors, as well as on naturally occurring bodies of frozen water, such as ponds, lakes and rivers.

A number of recreational and sporting activities take place on ice.

  • Ice hockey – fast-paced contact team sport, using a vulcanized rubber puck, usually played on a special ice hockey rink
  • Speed skating – competitive form of ice skating where contenders race over fixed distances, short track and long track versions
  • Figure skating – winter sport with four disciplines: men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating and ice dance
  • Bandy – contact team sport similar to ice hockey, but using a ball instead of a puck, and played on a large ice field
  • Rink bandy – a form of bandy that can be played on a standard ice hockey rink
  • Ringette – non-contact team sport using a small rubber ring instead of a ball or puck
  • Tour skating – recreational long-distance skating outdoors on open areas of natural ice
  • Ice cross downhill – competitive extreme sport featuring downhill skating on a walled track
  • Barrel jumping – speed skating discipline in which skaters jump over a length of multiple barrels

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18 Aug 1853 Langezwaag, Friesland, Nederland - 05 Sep 1886


06 Jan 1893 Warga, Friesland, Nederland - 18 Jul 1961 photo
20 Jul 1857 Suawoude, Friesland, Nederland - 04 Jul 1934 photo
12 Dec 1886 Wartena, Friesland, Nederland - 24 Feb 1954 photo

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22 Jun 1843 Oldeboorn, Friesland, Nederland - Oct 1882
10 Aug 1914 Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States - 19 Nov 2018




22 Sep 1919 Hertford, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom - abt 1999


13 Feb 1846 Lippenhuizen, Friesland, Nederland - 01 Mar 1923 photo
28 Oct 1923 San Francisco, California, United States - 13 Jul 2004 photo


24 May 1950 Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio, United States - 13 Dec 2022


05 Aug 1865 Eernewoude, Friesland, Nederland - 15 Oct 1938

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