Figure Skating Costumes Through the Years

September 10, 2018

The sport of figure skating has been around for a long time. Throughout the years, figure skating costumes have changed drastically since the first winter Olympics in 1924. During that first Olympics, women figure skaters wore wool skirts and sweaters, dressing more for the weather rather than for the glory, and men used to be […]

The Physics Behind Figure Skating

September 5, 2018

Figure skating is no doubt a beautiful sport to watch. Figure skaters move with elegance performing jumps and spins, making it look effortless. These moves are far from easy though, as those learning to figure skate for the first time will come to find out. Figure skating techniques take practice and dedication in order to […]

Skating 101: Everything a Parent Needs to Know

August 27, 2018

When you are newly entering the world of figure skating there’s no doubt it can be overwhelming. You find yourself googling “figure skating for parents and what you need to know.” Parents with a child in figure skating who is just starting out may have a lot of questions. Where should your child take lessons? […]

How to Get a Custom Fit in Your Figure Skates

August 21, 2018

Whether you’re new to the figure skating world or have been skating for years, there is no doubt that one of the most important parts of the sport are the type of skates you have. Having a proper fitting boot can prevent injury, blisters, and improve performance. While basic skates may be alright for a […]

Riedell Skates Welcomes Lepisto as Brand Manager of Ice Division

August 14, 2018

Red Wing, MN (August 14, 2018) – Riedell Shoes, Inc. is proud to announce and welcome Laura Lepistö as the company’s Ice Division Brand Manager. Lepistö will be responsible for managing and growing Riedell’s figure skating sponsored athlete program, consulting on marketing efforts, and providing strategic input on new product development. Lepistö joins the Riedell […]

The Best Stretches for Figure Skaters

August 13, 2018

Not only are boots and blades extremely important for a figure skater to succeed, but flexibility plays a vital role in how you perform on the ice, as well. While you may know the basics of stretching, stretches for figure skaters can be very different from what you’ve come to know. Figure skating warm-ups are […]

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