Dated back to about 3000 B. the first set of skates were made from the leg bones of huge animals. The blade was connected straight to the boots that made dance actions, jumps and also spins feasible. The only trouble with ice skates now was the truth that they were not very comfy so might not be worn for long. Skate were revolutionised in 1914 when a blade maker from Minnesota, USA created the initial closed toe blade which was made from one item of steel. It is due to this that ice skating is now such a preferred activity whether individuals are specialists or simply doing it for fun.