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  • Hi! It's me, Nikki, with an all-new Nikki's Wiki.

  • Today's Wiki is all about winter sports.

  • My favorite winter sport is throwing snowballs at my brother!

  • Playing sports outside in the freeeezing cold has actually been around for a very long time!

  • In fact, the first set of skis were used for getting around during the Prehistoric Age.

  • In colder countries like Russia, Sweden, and Norway, skis got you to a slumber party so much faster than if you had walked!

  • Not until the late 19th century did skiing become an actual sport!

  • A Norwegian skier named Sondre Norheim was the first winner of a ski competition in 1868.

  • In fact, the word "ski" is actually Norwegian word, taken from the word "skith," which means stick of wood or a snowshoe!

  • The French also say "ski."

  • In Spain, the word for ski is "esqui."

  • And in Italian, it's "sci."

  • Another popular winter sport is ice skating!

  • Ice skating is believed to have started about 3000 years ago!

  • People would carve blades out of bones and stick them on their feet!

  • Modern figure skating was created by an American, Jackson Haines.

  • Wearing boots with blades, he added ballet moves and jumps to his performances on ice.

  • Figure skating was the first winter sport to be included in the summer Olympics in 1908!

  • A fun winter sport that I love is sledding or snow tubing!

  • Sleds were developed in ancient times to carry things back and forth in snow-covered areas.

  • When I go sledding, I'll use a lunch tray from the cafeteria or a trusty garbage can lid!

  • My little brother, sometimes, he uses his own baby blanket like a magic carpet!

  • Nope... he doesn't get that far!

  • Nice try, though!

  • So, what's your favorite winter sport?

  • Tell me in the comments below, and don't forget to click like and subscribe!

  • See you later!

  • Bye!

  • Adios!

  • Sayonara!

Hi! It's me, Nikki, with an all-new Nikki's Wiki.

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All About Winter Sports | Skiing, Ice Skating, Sledding & More | Wiki for Kids at Cool School

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