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.
American Nathan Chen overcame an early stumble during his free skate to win the Grand Prix figure skating final on Friday in Vancouver, defeating rival Shoma Uno of Japan to take gold for the second consecutive year.
Reuters. Sat, 08 Dec 2018 02:50:31 -0500.
In our series, Note to Self, we hear from Olympian and U.S. national figure skating champion Adam Rippon. The 29-year-old tells CBS News he will no longer skate competitively.
CBS News. Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:15:35 +0000.