The Netherlands ice-skating enthusiast, that might rarely wait on the canals to ice up over each winter, nailed some huge wooden spools to timber strips which he attached to his footwear, and went bumping along his merry method. Apparently his crude efforts at “ground skating” were not as well effective, for nothing even more was come across a substitute for ice skating till mid-eighteenth century. After this disastrous event in 1760, roller skating disappeared from public notification till after the Reign of terror. The following year, roller skates were used on the roads of Paris, and also a number of varieties of wheels affixed to boots and footwear were designed and used in various entertainments and also exhibitions. None of these, however, caught the general public fancy. The two to 4 rollers on these tools did not allow the individual to travel in anything yet a straight line. Shortly after the opera’s effective premiere, “prophete skates” came to be the rage of Paris and were widely made use of on the asphalt roads and also marble or parquet floors.