For over 5000 years, ice skating has been an important part of life in cold Northern winters. Native Americans used skates on their winter hunting expeditions, and the earliest discovery of skates were found in Finland from as far back as 3000 BCE. Join us at the North Lanark Regional Museum this winter and explore the origins of ice skating in our new exhibition, “Skating Through Time: Exploring Antique Ice Skates.”

On display until March 2019, this exhibition will take you on a journey from the earliest bone-made blades, to the modern hockey blades that we know today. An iconic part of Canadian winters, don’t miss this unique opportunity to see and learn more about the origins of a Canadian pastime. The museum is open from 10AM to 4PM on weekdays, or anytime by appointment. Admission is by donation.