Ice skating is a sport consisting in gliding on ice wearing special shoes with blades. It can be performed outdoor, on frozen lakes or rivers (this is more common in Northern lands, where ice skating is used as a transport mean as well) or in artificial tracks.
Ice skating boasts a very long history. In fact, it was born in Sweden over twelve centuries ago, and it was performed by the Vikings. After that, it became widespread in the Netherlands and it turned to a real sport in the 18th century.
Nowadays some ice skating techniques such as figure skating, speed skating and short track are Olympic disciplines.
Ice skating is a funny sport to do with friends, and makes you feel light and free.