Dancing on ice in an attic

written by Susan on December 4, 2014 in Content and Europeana Sport with 2 comments

(A version of this blog was first published on Europeana Sounds)

It’s nearly time to bring out the skates. There’s a promising nip in the air, and although we have a long way to go before the canals and lakes are frozen over, you can always practice your moves at an ice rink.

Image credit: Gemeentearchief Weert, CC-BY SA

To inspire you, we found this curious video made in 1943 of a tiny ice rink in a Rotterdam attic, where people gathered to bust a move on ice.

And here are two interesting sound clips that really give you a sense of the atmosphere at an ice rink – the sound of skates gliding over ice and the buzz at an ice rink. Both are from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, and CC BY SA

The sound of a skater on ice

Atmospheric sounds from an ice rink