National Geographic Article: The Roller-Skating Revolution
Hey skaters! Did you know that the first attempt to put wheels on shoes took place in the 1700s? Did you know that the first patent of roller skates had three wheels attached in a line and was designed by French invento C.L. Petibled? Did you know that the first public roller rink opened in 1866 in the Atlantic House, in Rhode Island?
More and more history of the roller skates is documented by Annalisa Palumbo, she is a Content Editor for Nation Geographic Magazine in Barcelona, Spain. In her latest article: "The roller-skating revolution swept the world in the 1800s", she explores a detail and informative brief history of the inventors of roller skating. She also describe several patents that were discover: "the skeelers", "the Volito", "the rocker skate", "the rinkualists", and more types.
We recommend this article since my benefit you in your knowledge about roller skates! Can you guess what would be the future of roller skates? Let us know what you think!
And remember always wear protective gear.