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“Great if you're a figure skater”

World Figure Skating Museum & Hall of Fame
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Reviewed August 28, 2011

For $5 entrance fee you can see 2 floors worth of skating memorabilia including many videos selectively located thourought. We spent 50 minutes only because we got there 50 minutes before it closed. We probably would have spent another 30 minutes or so if we had the time. I especially enjoyed the hisory of Axel Paulsen and Mr. Salchow along with the evolution of the skate blades. They had examples of bones used for blades! There were several outfits worn by champions there and a canvas painting that Blumberg and Seiberg did by putting paint on ice and skating through it. You are allowed to take pictures. The gift shop is very small but you can buy post cards of many of the things in the museum. There is a special section for synchronized competition. The museum is something that is probably enjoyed more by those of us that are a little more up in years to remember its history:) The staff are very helpful and will give you free issues of "Skating" magazine if you don't get it already. It was a little difficult for us to find, even with our GPS.

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Reviewed July 28, 2011

Nice, small museum on two levels on one end of the USFS headquarters. Many wonderful exhibits including a display of the Hall of Fame members. Artifacts included in the various displays: costumes, medals, skates, trading pins, posters, statues, magazines, books, painting, videos of ice skating shows and synchronized ice skating (previously known as 'Precision Skating'). A new display was being constructed to correspond with the release of "Rise" - a documentary about the tragic plane crash that killed all the members of the 1961 U.S. Figure Skating Team. It wasn't quite done but looked fabulous.

As a non-skater, I really enjoyed it. My daughter, a competitive figure skater, loved it.

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Reviewed November 19, 2010

I stumbled upon this museum by accident and really enjoyed it - - it's in a residential neighborhood right by the Broadmoor hotel. It was a cheap admission fee ($5 for adults) and was well-worth it. I loved the museum because they have actual gold medals that US Olympic athletes loaned to the museum. In addition, they had the actual costumes on display from when the athletes won the medals. For example, they had Scott Hamilton's gold medal on display from the Sarajevo games along with the costume he wore and many other ice skaters including Tara Lipinski & Kristi Yamaguchi.

Highly recommended.

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Reviewed July 17, 2010

If you love to watch figure skating, you must visit this museum. They have all the trophies from the regional events and the national figure skating trophy. The exhibits are fairly old though. They need to update the museum with exhibits on the last 10-12 years of figure skating. You will get to see a few of the outfits worn by figure skaters that you have seen skate.

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Reviewed September 12, 2009

We really enjoyed this small museum. It was packed full of all kinds of skating history, skating facts, costumes, medals, skates, videos, and even an Olympic torch. The Hall of Fame was a little lame (just a bunch of posters) but overall it was very nice. My son and my husband even enjoyed it. We mostly went for my daughter who is a big skating fan and she was in awe. If you have to choose between the Olympic Training Center (a boring waste of time in my opinion) and this, pick this. It was much more interesting and had a ton more to see. Plan on spending about an hour if you are just a "looker" or about 2hrs if you are a "reader".

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