Throughout the Netherlands and Scandinavia nearly 1,000 years ago, animal bones were laced to the footwear of those looking to travel on frozen lakes and rivers. In 1592, a Scotsman developed an all-iron skate. For the Dutch, this innovation lead to a surge in traveling on blades between villages as well as an efficient and popular means of transport beginning in the 1600’s. On the Fens in England in 1763 the maiden speed skating race was launched, one hundred and twenty one years prior, the first Skating Club was established in Edinburgh in 1642.
North America was introduced to speed skating shortly after 1763. By 1850 and nearly eighty five years into being introduced to the sport, the U.S. had developed a lighter, sharper, all-steel blade. Americans have without question embraced the gamete of sporting events and pastimes offered within the realm of ice skating since its inception within our country.
The average daily degrees in Southern California reaches 75 farenheit. The temperature required in order for a lake to begin to freeze from its perimeter inward is 32 degrees. During this process, the air must remain colder than the water. Southern Californian’s are not deterred easily and in this instance climate is not a factor. Listed below are six of many ice skating rinks throughout our adventure seeking, health conscious County. From public skate to figure skating to ice hockey to broomball, the sport of ice skating is thriving in the O.C.
As California enters into its rainiest season in five years, O.C.’s Hair Police thought it just might be good karma to assist in furthering this pattern by encouraging participation in a genuine winter sport established almost 10 centuries ago. In a sense, performing our very own rain dance!
Regardless of the reason, O.C.’s Hair Police hopes you will enjoy a wonderful family outing by accessing one of the many skate rinks in the O.C. Enter into the same temperate atmosphere that ensures snow capped mountaintops along the Sierra Nevada mountain range which produces 95% of our water source in California. May your winter wonderland excursion within the rink foster fond family memories and just maybe through osmosis the continuance of a rainy So Cal winter! anaheim Ice family fun!!!