Ice skates

Ice skates

The game of skates it was the favorite winter pastime of ladies and courtiers to the magnifica corte di Versailles.

Introduced in the time of the king Luigi XV, Rollerblades, already at the time almost identical to those we have today, soon they became one of the most beloved entertainment of the nobility.

the regina Maria Antonietta, modern and sporty girl, she was very good in this discipline; the great canal and the water clearing of the Swiss offered vast icy surfaces ideal for the feats of the young sovereign, that he did not limit himself to making an exclusively private and personal use of the new game, but she tried to encourage him among her friends, more fearful and hesitant than she, often giving away beautiful prizes for the winner (Photo gives: notizie.it).