Artistic Skating in 1939

Rare video of artistic roller skating in 1939.

Artistic roller skating in Dortmund, Germany in the era, when the German artistic roller skaters gained fame because of their “German style”. Effortless dapper skating, figures and moves combined with flowing transitions.


Young club members of the “TSC Eintracht Dortmund” can be seen practicing figures, jumps, footwork, and spins. The European Champions in Pair Skating, Margit Lauer and Karl Waldeck perform their pair skating program. Also skating in this video: 11 year old Lotte Cadenbach, World Champion in 1952.

Other interesting video from this period. Roller skating in Frankfurt in 1936.

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