Digital image of an ice skate, which is simply a boot with a blade attached to its bottom. Ice skates are used for skating, or gliding, across ice surfaces. These ice skates have sharp blades so they will slide easily.
Unlike traditional roller skates, inline skates have four or five wheels arranged in one straight line and a heel stop for braking. A French inventor patented the first inline skate in 1819.
A young boy wears a helmet and full pads as he takes a stride forward in his inline skates. Lacing up a pair of inline skates gives you a sense of freedom and speed that other activities don't.
Indonesia has a tiny budget for sport and has never been represented at a Winter Olympics, but two teenagers training hard in Jakarta hope to figure skate for their country in the future.
Samantha Hawley. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Sat, 09 Dec 2017 10:23:24 +1100.
The figure skate champion also confesses that medals don't mean that much to her - for a long time, hers were stuffed into a nondescript suitcase.
By Jim Clash, Contributor. Forbes. Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:02:00 -0500.