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Skating Club formally organized in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1860, zoomable image
The Skater's Club of the City and County of Philadelphia opened its formal operation.  The first such ice skating club in the country, it had been informally constituted two weeks earlier at the Stigman's Hotel in Philadelphia. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 317.


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