Ice skating: Difference between revisions
[[File:SCENEONICE.jpg|left|thumb|''Skating fun'' by 17th century Dutch painter Hendrick Avercamp
Research suggests that the earliest ice skating happened in southern [[Finland]] more than 4,000 years ago
The fundamental construction of modern ice skates has stayed largely the same since then, although differing greatly in the details, particularly in the method of binding and the shape and construction of the steel blades. In the [[Netherlands]], ice skating was considered proper for all classes of people, as shown in many pictures by the [[Old Master]]s.