There are several models of the round-toe skate in use, each of which has a considerable following; but, after all, there is scarcely any difference between them. First, there is what is commonly called the Salchow model, made by Albert Stille, of Stockholm, and used by Salchow, Panin and other skaters. Another is the Schillstrom skate (Sask model), made at Gothenburg, Sweden, and used by Meyer, Thoren, and many others, and, lastly, the skate made by T. J. Deane, London. Barney and Berry, Springfield, Mass., made the best model of these skates for American skaters.
THE skater must adopt the costume which experience has taught to be the most serviceable for all-round use. For competitions and tests the costume of the Continental skater consists of a tight-fitting coat or jacket, rather short, with the collar and often the cuffs trimmed with Astrakhan fur. For the leg skating tights are used, and sometimes, as in Vienna, at the bottom a kind of patent leather boot extends from the foot almost to the knee. Of course, for practice almost any costume may be worn, provided that, for knickerbockers, they should be rather tight-fitting at the knee.