Pair of Hockey Skates

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Description
These skates were worn by Phil Verchota (number 27), a member of the underdog 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team that astounded the world by capturing the Gold Medal at Lake Placid, New York. While it was the win against the Finns that cinched the Gold, the defeat of the Soviet team in the semifinals — known as the "miracle on ice" — captured the hearts and imaginations of Americans during a time of cold war tensions.
Location
Currently on loan
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1980
associated date
1980
ID Number
1984.0940.04
accession number
1984.0940
catalog number
1984.0940.04
Verchota, Phil
associated institution
U.S. Olympic Hockey Team
Bauer
subject
Ice Hockey
Amateur
Sports
Olympics
related event
Olympic Winter Games: Lake Placid, 1980
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
nylon (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 11 3/4 in; 30.48 cm x 29.845 cm
National Museum of American History
Object Name
hockey skates
skates, pair of
ice hockey skates, winter olympics
skates, hockey
skates, ice hockey