I took figure skating lessons on roller skates when I was five years old, and for us, skating was a family affair. My sister, brother, mother and I skate. I knew when I moved to New York City that I would cave eventually and begin ice skating, since there is only one roller skating rink in New York City at the southern tip of Staten Island. It would take me three hours to get there... much too long.
So last summer I took the plunge and went ice skating when it was 103 degrees outside. It was definitely a refreshing experience, and after about ten hours on the ice this summer, with hockey skates instead of figure skates that have a toe pick that can trip you up, I got the hang of ice skating. Below are some libraries and museums about the wonderful world of skating.
from the Directory of Special Libraries and Information Centers, 40th ed., 2012
African American Roller Skating Archives
A repository of African American roller skating photos, posters and other items is being created at the Moorland-Springarm Research Center at Howard University.
National Museum of Roller Skating Archives
4730 South St.
Lincoln, NE 68506 USA
Roller skating, skating rules, roller skating history
International Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum
Box 82, York and Alfred Streets
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 4V6 Canada
Virtual Ice Skates Museum
World Figure Skating Museum & Hall of Fame