Sport: 100 Years on Ice

In Boston last week U. S. figure skaters held their national championships. The occasion coincided with a centenary that they had long been looking for.

Every good figure skater can do a Jackson Haines spin, the showy sit-spin that has helped make ice shows a popular U. S. entertainment. But few U. S. skaters know much about Jackson Haines, the father of figure skating. Jackson Haines was not the first skater to trace a pattern on ice. As far back as 1642, there was a skating club in Edinburgh, whose membership was confined to those who could "skate a complete circle on...

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