A Visit To the U.S. Figure Skating Museum

The kids and I played hooky from school a couple of weeks ago (no need to get an excused absence when you homeschool! :) and visited the World Figure Skating Museum & Hall of Fame.

US Figure Skating Museum

US Figure Skating Museum Dick Buttons Coat

They had skating costumes and Olympic coats from various skaters (if I recall correctly, this coat was worn by Dick Button during the opening ceremonies.)

US Figure Skating Museum Skating History

There were some displays on the history of ice skating in general, and we enjoyed seeing how skating technology has progressed from using animal bones as skates to the highly-engineered skates of today.

US Figure Skating Museum Displays

We were only there about an hour, but enjoyed the time that we spent!  If you’re a big figure skating fan you could definitely spend more time reading the displays, but there’s not a lot to hold young ones’ attention terribly long so our visit was pretty short and sweet.

US Figure Skating Museum Exterior

Admission is pretty inexpensive – at the time of this posting, adults are $5, kids aged 6 to 12 and senior citizens are $3, and kids under 6 are free.  The museum is only open Tuesday through Friday.

Visit their official website for more information.


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