Unless you’re involved with a synchro team during competition season, there’s no official skating uniform you need. That being said, … Continue Reading There’s no uniform for figure skating, is there?
My friend wears really cool looking ice skates with an awesome looking blade. He is a higher level than me, but I want a pair. Should I buy them?
“The wand chooses the wizard, Mr. Potter.” -Mr. Ollivander I like to jokingly say that the skates choose the skater, … Continue Reading My friend wears really cool looking ice skates with an awesome looking blade. He is a higher level than me, but I want a pair. Should I buy them?
A rare question, indeed, but one I wish more skaters asked. Unless a blade or a toepick slices through one … Continue Reading How often should I change my laces?
Alejandra’s passion for the sport of figure skating began at a young age. Growing up in the Detroit area afforded … Continue Reading Interview with Alejandra Gibson
As a general rule of thumb, every 40 hours of skate time. However, and this is a big however, every … Continue Reading When should I sharpen my skates?
No doubt about it, competition season is an exciting time. The easiest way to make sure that your head is … Continue Reading Competitions are so stressful, any tips on making it easier?
Pic Skates are a type of inline skate with one very important difference – they are designed to mimic figure … Continue Reading Pic Skates: A great practice tool
No one looks forward to breaking in new skates as they tend to be stiff and a bit uncomfortable. However, … Continue Reading Help! My new skates hurt!
A: Technically, yes. Google the question and you’ll even find proponents of barefoot skating. But, we strongly recommend that you … Continue Reading Is it okay to skate barefoot?
A: The short answer – you sure do! Guards are used anytime your skates are on your feet but you … Continue Reading Guards, soakers and blade towels oh my! Do I need them all?
A: Your coach is absolutely right! Apart from risking theft, leaving skates in the car will damage them. The short … Continue Reading My coach told me that I shouldn’t leave my skates in my car, but it’s so convenient! What gives?