We are excited to be featured in a museum that is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of one of America’s favorite sports. A few months ago we received an email from James Vannurden, the curator of the National Museum of Roller Skating, requesting a pair of Skorpion Multi Terrain Skates to be displayed at the museum. We were only too happy to send him a pair of our classic Red/Black Multi Terrains Skates to be featured in a display entitled Modern alternatives to traditional inline and quad skates.
Museums are traditionally about old things that are no longer used but this one likes to keep up to date with roller skating trends and keep an eye on industry developments. While trap on skates may not be new, Skorpion’s Multi Terrains are a unique off road addition to the roller skating industry. From humble beginnings in the inventor’s garage, Skorpion’s Multi Terrain Skates have become quite a sensation with people around the world skating up a storm.
The National Museum of Roller Skating is located in Lincoln, Nebraska and has the largest collection of historical roller skates in the world – some dating back to 1819! It also houses skating related patents, photos, films, art, trophies, memorabilia and much more. If you are interested in roller skating, it’s worth putting a visit to this museum onto your bucket list – free entry is a bonus. To find out more about the museum or to check out some cool photos of vintage roller skates and skating events visit their website http://www.rollerskatingmuseum.com/. If you can’t make it to the museum, read Overlooked in Lincoln: The National Museum of Roller Skating to give you an idea of what you are missing.
James sent us a few photos of our Multi Terrains on display:
Museum photo credit: http://www.starcityblog.com/2010/09/ol-mc-roller-skating.html