ASTC’s interesting fact of the week round-two, a Sheffield-related achievement!
Did you know, that every single podium place from the last two World Championships and last two Olympics for figure skating, has been won on a pair of skates carrying blades made right here in Sheffield?
The blades are produced by Sheffield-company HD Sports which owns John Wilson and MK Blades. The company originates with Sheffield-based engineer, cutler and Royal Toolmaker John Wilson in 1696. John Wilson blades even provided skates for Queen Victoria and her husband in 1841.
If you are serious about your figure skating, you’ll probably be skating around the ice on a pair of Sheffield-made blades!