Almanack Contributor Pat Gormley

Pat Gormley is a high school teacher, freelance writer and illustrator, and a father of two from Glens Falls, NY. He enjoys writing feature stories that blend Adirondack history with his own outdoor experiences. His hobbies include hiking, paddling, and fly fishing. Contact him at: patgormley@adkwriter.net.


Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Bones, Metals, and Medals: Figuring Out the History of Ice Skating

olympic oval ice skating rink The lighting of the torch in Beijing on February 4th signified the beginning of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games, where many of the athletes are wearing ice skates as they compete for medals in figure and speed skating and ice hockey. While many people will watch these talented athletes on television, others will brave the weather and go to the local pond or outdoor rink to pass the puck or to simply skate in the crisp winter air.

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