Some examples of famous male ice skaters include Evan Lysacek, Evgeni Plushenko and Elvis Stojko. These three examples were all figure skaters who won multiple high-profile events, including world championships and Olymp... More »

Some of the most famous figure skaters in history are Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill, Katarina Witt, Kristi Yamaguchi, Nancy Kerrigan, Oksana Baiul and Michelle Kwan. These skaters have all won Olympic medals and many are... More » Sports & Active Lifestyle

One of the earliest faster speed skaters was Russia's Yevgeny Grishin Yevgeny Grishin, who was able to skate 500 meters in 39.6 seconds in 1963. Since then, many records have been set, and as of 2014 the men's record for... More » Sports & Active Lifestyle

As of 2015, the fastest Olympic speed skaters are Casey FitzRandolph and Gerard van Velde, who completed events at a speeds above 52 kilometers an hour. Van Velde completed a 1000-meter event in just over 1 minute, 7 sec... More »

The name of the machine that cleans the ice at rinks is a Zamboni, according to About. The machine is named after its creator, Frank Zamboni. In 1949, Zamboni patented his Model A Zamboni Ice Resurfacer. More »

To find ice skating rinks in Florida, visit, and enter Florida in the search box at the top of the page. The site, which lists more than 20 ice rinks in the state, shows their locations on an interactive map... More » Sports & Active Lifestyle

Sharpening skates requires a machine designed to grind metal and an appropriate guard for setting a grinding depth for the blade.The process cuts a concave semicircle into the blade that catches in the ice and provides g... More » Sports & Active Lifestyle