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    Figure Skating in the Distant Past - like 1913


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    floskate's channel on youtube has some real gems, but this newly posted gem is the best yet. It shows the World Figure Skating Championships, ladies, pairs and men's competition in Stockholm, Sweden in 1913.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggU8TcivI1I

    The men and ladies are mostly doing figures.

    Quite a lot of interesting footage is included.
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    Thanks Doris, this is a treat!

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    This is how I imagined the figure skating to look in my head when reading Anna Karenina! Thanks for sharing.

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    Amazing ! Thank you for the link

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    This is a beautiful video - and I love the music. It's great to see this because it shows us the beginnings of competitive skating and reminds us how far we've come. Thanks for sharing!

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    The first lady that appears in the film has real dancing feet, even drawing her figures! :D
    I wonder if she was a good ballroom dancer too...

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    It is beautiful... I wonder how floskate found it. He is an incredible sleuth.

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    Cool footage...that is why the term "Figure Skating" was given to the sport. Today, where are the figures? Great to see history...thanks.

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