Gliding On Ice
Half of Worcester had skates on yesterday Worcester Daily Telegram, December 1, 1899
When a wave of enthusiasm for group sports swept America in the late 1850s, ice skating became instantly popular. It was the first recreational activity for both men and women promoted commercially and civically. The exhibition, Gliding On Ice, looks at the history of ice skating in Worcester from the skating parties and the manufacturers of ice skates in the Victorian era to the opening of the Worcester Common Oval in the winter of 2012.