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Video of Darlene Gilbert-Parent Skating on Ballet Pointe Figure Skates

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Darlene Gilbert-Parent Skating on Ballet Pointe Figure Skates

Darlene Gilbert-Parent Skating on Ballet Pointe Figure Skates

Video Photo Still by JO ANN Schneider Farris

Video of Darlene Gilbert-Parent Skating on Ballet Pointe Figure Skates

In this video, Darlene Gilbert-Parent (not to be confused with ice dance champion and coach Darlene Streich Dyer Gilbert) is skating in ballet pointe toe shoes that are attached to figure skating blades. She invented this unique skate and does amazing spins and other figure skating moves while wearing her original invention.

Darlene Gilbert-Parent was a skater and ballerina. She danced in New York City and skated in Dick Button's Ice Travaganza at the 1964 World Fair in Queens. She was also featured on "You Asked For It" on ABC TV in 1959.

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In this video, the Gilbert-Parent performs a shoot-the-duck, a scratch spin, a camel-attitude spin combination, a back attitude, a back spiral, a lay back spin, an outside and inside spread eagle, a broken leg spin, and some turns on her unique toe-skate invention.

Note: The quality of this video is not all that great. This is obviously a home and silent movie that was filmed in a dark ice rink many, many years ago.

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