1908 Olympic Ice Skaters
A montage of competitors who took part in the figure skating events at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. The event was held at the Prince's Skating Club in Knightsbridge. This was the first time a winter sport had been featured in the Olympic Games. It would be another sixteen years before the first Winter Olympics in Chamonix in1924. From left to right: 1. Nikolai Panin (later Panin-Kolomenkin) of Russia; 2. Madge Syers of Great Britain; 3. Dorothy Greenhough-Smith (Great Britain); 4. Per Thoren (Sweden); 5. R.Johansson (Sweden); 6. Ulrich Salkow (Sweden); 7. A. Cumming (GB); 8. and 9. James and Phyllis Johnson (GB); 10. E.Lycett (GB); 11. I.Brokaw (USA); 12. Anna Hubler (Germany) ; 13.Heinrich Burger (Germany); 14. E.Rendschmidt (Germany). Date: October 1908
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Canadian City Life
Rideau Canal Skateway - Winterlude festival every February brings out thousands of visitors to skate on the frozen canal which is now a UNESCO world heritage site.
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The Columbus skate invention - ice skating
The Columbus newest skate invention. Awarded at the Vienna Industrial Exhibition 1890 with 'first diploma of honour'. Ice skates from G. Rohonery of Budapest.
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