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Ice Skating in the National Archives

More than a century before an ice skater would land a historic quadruple axel jump in 2022, people across the U.S. and the Alaska Territory strapped on their skates and scritched their way across frozen ponds. The National Archives has skating-related photos and patents dating back to the 19th century. 

You can learn about the impact of sports in the exhibit All American: The Power of Sports, which ran in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery in Washington, DC, from September 16, 2022, through January 7, 2024.



Read more about ice skating-related holdings at the National Archives: