The first ice skates were made from leg bones of horse, ox or deer, and were attached to feet with leather straps. These skates required a pole with a sharp metal spike that was used for pushing the skater forward, unlike modern bladed skates. It is believed that the Finns were the first to develop ice skates some 5,000 years ago from animal bones. The earliest known skate to use a metal blade was found in Fennoscandia and was dated to 200 A.D., and was fitted with a thin strip of copper folded and attached to the underside of a leather shoe.
Modern skates come in many different varieties, which are chosen depending on the nature of the skating activity.
These wooden ice skates are made of metal blades, leather and fabric laces to tie the boot to the wooden platform of the skate.
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