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  • Historic Riedell Shoes Inc.

    A Riedell History Lesson

    August 9, 2012

    For more than six decades, Riedell has made ice skates for national, world and Olympic athletes. Founded in 1947, Riedell Shoes Inc. is located in Red Wing, Minnesota, a historic town along the Mississippi River. Riedell came to life from Paul Riedell’s vision to create beautiful, comfortable, high quality and affordable ice skates. So the […]

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  • Blue Ice

    History of Ice Skating: How Figure Skating Has Evolved Since The Beginning

    May 31, 2012

    When did ice skating begin? Who was the first person to strap on a pair of ice skate blades and glide across a frozen lake? How did figure skating become a sport? We map it all out for you with this awesome timeline. Keep reading! 1,000 B.C. A pair of ice skates is found at […]

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  • Stars, Stripes and…Ice Skates!

    July 4, 2010

    While people across the United States are celebrating Independence Day, the folks at Riedell got to thinking: what was going on in the figure skating world while our Founding Fathers were signing the Declaration of Independence? Great Britain was one of the most influential nations in the world. In fact, their influence on food, drink, […]

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