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The cost of a skater used to be 25k to 50k per year, and a Zamboni was sold 5500 units for 50k each. Now all numbers doubled or more

Introduces the history, famous performers, anecdotes, and trivia of the. Aug 15, 2018 Kenneth rated it really liked it. I read this book 20 years ago when first learning to figure skate; revisiting Ice Skating: From Axels to Zambonis elicits fond memories. The cost of a skater used to be 25k to 50k per year, and a Zamboni was sold 5500 units for 50k each. Now all numbers doubled or more. Skaters did not do quintuple turns, though.

Ice Skating" by Dan Gutman is a good beginner's book with lots of memorable quotations, although even I. .Ice Skating" is a quick, enjoyable read for those of us who would like to learn more about this graceful sport. 2 people found this helpful.

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Gutman, Dan. Publication date. Introduces the history, famous performers, anecdotes, and trivia of the sport of ice skating. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio).

Introduces the history, famous performers, anecdotes, and trivia of the sport of ice skating.

The very first ice skates are believed to be made from the leg bones of large animals such as deer, elk and sheep. For hundreds of years, ice skating could only be enjoyed when the temperature was cold enough for large bodies of water to thoroughly freeze. Hunters would make a hole through each end of the bone and use leather straps to attach the bone to their shoes or boots. But in 1842, a scientist named Henry Kirk built a miniature lake by mixing crystallized alum, salts and melted Sulphur. While the surface didn’t hold up well to skate blades, Kirk’s process attracted the attention of other scientists.

Lively anecdotes and fascinating facts bring the sport to life. The story of lightning fast speed skater Bonnie Blair, one of America's greatest Olympic Gold Medalists. Over 30 pictures, many in color.

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Perilanim
My sister and niece both figure skate competitively, so I figured it was time to learn something about their sport. "Ice Skating" by Dan Gutman is a good beginner's book with lots of memorable quotations, although even I know that his description of a `death spiral' is incorrect:

"The couple originated the `death spiral' spin---the one in which the lady is held by her legs [sic] and spun in a wide circle so her head nearly scrapes the ice."

This book was published in 1995 and contains short biographies and color pictures of some of the skaters (mostly but not entirely American) who were popular back then, including Michelle Kwan, Christopher Bowman, Scott Hamilton, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

One of my favorite biographies is that of Dick Button, who is pictured as an earnest young man in a flying sit spin. I have always loved him for his acerbic commentary on the TV ice skating championships, but he was first and foremost a top skater, and the first American to win an Olympic gold medal in figure skating. (He also used to have a full head of hair!). I had always thought Button was famous for his spins, but he also introduced many new jumps, including the double salchow, the double loop, the double flip, the double lutz, the double axel, and the difficult triple axel (which some men still have problems performing, including the current world champion).

The author spins a sprightly history of ice skating (mainly figure skating), starting with the unfortunate Swiss skater who tumbled through a hole in the ice and drowned some time around 3000 B.C. This accident preserved for posterity the first primitive pair of bone skates ever discovered, although historians believe the people of Finland were actually the first to don skates.

"Ice Skating" is a quick, enjoyable read for those of us who would like to learn more about this graceful sport.
Galubel
Is just as informative to adults as adolescents as both an outstanding introduction and detailed insight into figure skating. Gutman has virtually every sentence count and wastes few, if any words, in this succinct book. Touches a little of everything only to fire your interest even more. Probably best for countless engaging facts and trivia. Difficult to imagine another book on skating where you can learn any more in the same number of pages. American translation: Lots of fun to read.
Bukelv
I was trying to find something on ice skating since we didn't have anything in our library.I was hoping for a fun story for younger kids, but couldn't find any. It was a littler older than I wanted but it will work for the ice skaters we have at our school.
Ice Skating: From Axels to Zambonis download epub
Miscellaneous
Author: Dan Gutman
ISBN: 0670860131
Category: Sports & Outdoors
Subcategory: Miscellaneous
Language: English
Publisher: Viking Juvenile; First Edition edition (October 1, 1995)
Pages: 192 pages