Makers and sellers Scandinavian


Niko Mulder, author and translator
Gerard Kloezeman, corrector of translation

For many centuries people in the Nordic countries have been skating. Even though the history of the Scandinavian skate does not date as far back as in the Netherlands, the evolution in skate making differs quite considerably from other countries where skating is popular. It yields a fascinating story, which will be dealt with in chronological order.

Each article covers a period (see the menu below) and consists of three chapters: Overview, Evolution in types of skate and Skate makers.



Specific explanation of a theme is in a frame with a grey background.


Detailed information about skates can be found in a table with a yellow background.



Notes are in pop-ups.1 Slide the cursor over the light blue note display to make the contents visible.

Links, for example from the toponym Stockholm to Google Maps, are also light blue. The map will be shown in a separate screen.

Actually it all speaks for itself.


Most of my research into the history of Nordic skating and skate making took place in the years 2001-2003. Unfortunately many internet sources from those days are no longer available anymore.


Have fun reading. Corrections and additional information can be passed through the 'Informatie toevoegen?' button on the dark blue bar at the bottom of the screen. Thank you very much in advance.

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