OLYMPIC HISTORY: Abolition skate a museum mystery

Abolition skate (Photo provided)

The Lake Placid Olympic Museum has a collection of antique ice skates ranging from the early 1800s to today.

One skate in particular has us scratching our heads because we have very little information about it. Years ago, a label was placed with the skate identifying it as an abolition skate from the mid-1850s. Why is it called that? We don’t really know the answer, but we are determined to find out.

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