... in The virtual ice Skates museum. A museum you can visit at the internet
only. But, it is open seven days a week and twenty-four hours a day and
you do not need to travel and buy a ticket. Ice skates, making ice skates
and ice skating are the main themes in this website. Skating sport
as such, however, is only paid attention to aside.
This digital museum is the result of a search-party that continues
already for over forty years. I strive to show an as complete as possible
picture of the cultural and craftsman like background of ice skating.
Even after a quick tour you will be impressed by what has been designed
to please skaters in the past centuries.
Therefore, if you think you can add information to what you find in these
pages, please, do not hesitate and get in contact by clicking the link in
Bert van Voorbergen
Note: The print upper left
shows a detail from The skate maker, a woodcarving from 1694 by the Dutch
artist Jan or Caspar Luyken.
This website was
February 2, 2002