Skaters and Championships
FAMOUS SKATERS AND CONTESTS
AFTER Jackson Haines some other American skaters who brought great credit on themselves in Europe were Goodrich and Callie Curtis, but mostly in pair skating both on ice and roller skates.
Later on came Louis Rubenstein and Meagher of Canada and the Davidsons.
In 1882 there was held in Vienna a great skating contest in which Leopold Frey won first prize, Edward Engelmann second, and Axel Paulsen of Norway third. Paulsen also won the prize for special figures.
In St Petersburg, in the winter of 1890, was held an International contest of the greatest importance, many countries being represented. The contest was won by A. P. Lebedeff of the St Petersburg Skating Club.
COMPETITORS IN THE FIRST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE INTERNATIONAL SKATING UNION, 1896.
International Special Figures Competition.
G. Fuchs (ii). G. Hugel (iii). G. Sanders (i). N. Poduskoff (iv).
but a gold medal was struck off and presented to Louis Rubenstein of Canada, and one to John Catani of Finland, for the excellence of their performances. Karl Kaiser of Vienna Was fourth and Dinstl of Vienna fifth respectively. Kaiser and Dinstl won first prize in the pair skating.