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The history of ice skates is still a subject of controversy. It dates to the European medieval ages. It is said the first ice skates were tried in Finland in the 1400's. It was first used with steel and the bottom parts were also sharp. No one person can be credited to this sport except it was game played by both layman and Royals. It is said King James II of England once visited the Netherlands and saw the sport and got loyal to it and after his return the game was appreciated in England. Also there are lot of evidences from the 14th and 15th century where they show the paintings depicted with ice skates. Some historians still debate on the inception of ice skates saying it was played much before. According to a recent research some historian found in a lake in Switzerland animal bones dating back to 3000 B.C used as ice skates. But nevertheless it became more popular only after the 14th and 15th centuries. Hope this helps.

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Its reported ice skating can be traced back to the frozen canals and waterways of Scandinavia and the Netherlands, about 1000 years ago. It appears that people would lace animal bones to their footwear and glided across frozen lakes and rivers.

However, the credit for creating a pair of all-iron skates goes to a Scotsman who invented them around 1592.

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A long time. It started in Canada, Alaska state, and more cold places that was near the NORTH POLE.

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when pople first skate

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about 3000 BC about 3000 BC

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They started skating first in 1890 BC.

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The 14th century.

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