At 14, Jordan Virata is a competitive figure skater at the Novice level based in Houston, Texas. She began skating … Continue Reading Interview with Jordan Virata
Looking for some last minute stocking stuffers for the skater in your life? Here are five great ideas that are … Continue Reading Help! Christmas/Hanukah is around the corner and I need a gift quick!
(Feature image: American Coach Frank Carroll and Evan Lysacek during practice at the 2007-2008 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating … Continue Reading How do I know if I’m ready for private lessons and if I am, how do I find a coach?
For most skaters warming up means taking a few laps around the rink then running a couple basic drills before … Continue Reading Unlocking your Athletic Potential: The Off-Ice Warm-Up
I can hear you protesting through the blog: I’m taking a towel to my blade after skating and all the … Continue Reading What do you mean I’m not drying my skates properly?
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! I’m excited to get back into the blog. First up is the … Continue Reading Unlacing – Do’s and Don’ts
Our two part video series is all about lacing! Often overlooked but an important feature of any skate. The first … Continue Reading Lacing – the Right and Wrong Way
Knowing skates are often an expensive investment, some skaters are drawn to internet prices that claim their skates are $20-$30 … Continue Reading Is it cheaper to buy skates online?
Waterproofing is the process that protects the boot’s outsole from the water damage that would result from the skate making … Continue Reading What is waterproofing? Do I need it?
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?