I (like many fiddler’s of my generation) learned Skater’s Waltz from Mark O’Connor’s Learn to Play Texas Fiddle Video Series. I think it was put out some time around 1984. It also included Soppin’ the Gravy and Wild Fiddler’s Rag. (Neither of which have I recorded yet.)
I don’t play it exactly like I learned it way back then, but I think I could if I tried. I remember hearing an orchestra play Skater’s Waltz not too long after learning it, and thinking that they were playing it wrong. I was kind of silly as a teen.
Skater’s Waltz according to Wikipedia - Les Patineurs (waltz)
Les Patineurs Valse or The Skaters Waltz or Die Schlittschuhläufer-Walzer (German), Op. 183, is a waltz by Émile Waldteufel.
Known in English as The Skaters’ Waltz, it was composed in 1882 and was inspired by the Cercle des Patineurs or ‘Rink of Skaters’ at the Bois de Boulogne in Paris. His introduction to the waltz can be likened to the poise of a skater and the glissando notes invoke scenes of a wintry atmosphere. The other themes that follow are graceful and swirling, as if to depict a ring of skaters in their glory. Bells were also added for good measure to complete the winter scenery. It was published by Hopwood & Crew and was dedicated to Ernest Coquelin who was the younger brother of two celebrated actor brothers of the Comédie Française.