A warm welcome...

                           ... 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 the footer.

 foto bert van voorbergen
   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
first uploaded
February 2, 2002

The content
is maintained

the complete site is under construction now as to suit the requirements
 of tablets and smartphones
with an android system.

This is a huge job for an amateur like me.

 Click the Dutch flag in the header and you will see where it goes to.

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