The World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame

"Whisper of Love" Statue of Renee Roca and Gorsha Sur and Lower Level of World Figure Skating Museum. Copyright © Sandra Loosemore -

The World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame is a museum that showcases figure skating and its history. It is the only museum of its kind in the world. The museum is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado in the same building that houses the offices of U.S. Figure Skating.

Museum Exhibits

The history of early ice skating is shown at the World Figure Skating Museum, as well as modern figure skating is also shown.

There are exhibits showing the accomplishments of figure skaters from all over the world.

Costumes, Trophies, and Memorabilia

Throughout the World Figure Skating Museum are the costumes, skates, trophies, and awards of great figure skaters. The stories of each of these great figure skaters is available for visitors.

Photos, Films, Books, and Paintings

The World Figure Skating Museum's archives are extensive, offering an incredible wealth of photos and paintings that showcase famous figure skaters and ice skating history. The museum's archives hold collections of photos, films, and written records of figure skating performances. Visitors can arrange to spend time looking through the museum's archives and collections. The library holds over 1,500 books in many languages. and the photo collections contains 20,000 images. The video and film collection goes back to 1920 and boasts 3,500 items, including such rare treasures as Sonja Henie's 1928 Olympic performance.

Science of Skating

There are areas in the museum where visitors can learn about how certain figure skating moves such as axels, salchows, and lutzes are accomplished.

Figure Skating Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame inductees, including many Olympic and World Figure Skating champions, are featured at the Figure Skating Hall of Fame.

Tours and Private Rentals

Visitors to the World Figure Skating Museum may individually wander through the museum at their own pace. Groups and schools may arrange special tours or activities at the museum. Private groups may arrange to have private parties or functions.

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