The quadriceps – your big thigh muscles – receive a lot of attention in the skating world. After all, the … Continue Reading Calves: The Forgotten Leg Muscle You Should Remember
Competition season is in full swing and with it the inevitable pre-competition jitters. Feeling a rush of adrenaline before a … Continue Reading Let’s talk Strategy: Managing Pre-Competition Nerves
As some of you may know, after more than 10 years at our location in Bellaire, Texas, the Houston Skate … Continue Reading A New Direction for Houston Skate and Dance Shop
Figure skaters no doubt hear all the time about the need for a strong core. But ask a skater what … Continue Reading The Core of the Matter
We’re going to take a minute from our usual blog articles to share an amazing accomplishment of fellow skater, Maddison … Continue Reading Sugar and Spice and Everything Ice
Stretching is often prescribed by coaches for athletes in every discipline and especially figure skating. Stretching is the key to … Continue Reading What’s the deal with stretching, really?
Local skater, Emi Vasnin, shares a cautionary tale that is 100% true and 100% the stuff of nightmares. Emi sits … Continue Reading A Tale of Two Boots
The ankle is a bit of a forgotten joint next to the more publicized knee, but it should be front … Continue Reading Ankles don’t have to be your Achilles’ Heel
Cross training refers to an activity, complementary to your main sport that helps to give your body a break from … Continue Reading What is Cross Training and Should I be doing it?
Stress is like spice. In the right proportion it enhances the flavor of a dish. Too little produces a bland, dull … Continue Reading Athlete’s Corner: Stress Management
Meet Elli Chow, a pre-preliminary figure skater who was introduced to the sport while she was living in Stravanger, Norway, … Continue Reading Interview: Local skater talks about watching the Olympics in Pyeongchang
As you advance in figure skating there will be several opportunities for you to flaunt your skills. Testing and competition … Continue Reading Practice dresses, testing dresses, competition dresses, oh my!
Athletes do not achieve success in a vacuum. You need only to look at the Kiss and Cry booth to … Continue Reading Find your community: Athletes and their support team
*Photo from Mirai’s fire Instagram account. Make sure you follow her! On February 11, 2018 Mirai Nagasu became the first … Continue Reading Why Mirai Nagasu is the Role Model You Didn’t Know You Needed
Olivia Jaschke is a 15 year old, junior level skater based in Houston Texas. She skates at the Memorial Figure … Continue Reading Interview with Olivia Jaschke
For years, sports psychologists have helped Olympians and elite athletes reach their potential through the powerful mental exercise of visualization. … Continue Reading The tool Olympians use for success could work for you…