Preparing for Skating Competitions

August 10, 2018

There’s nothing quite like competition day. The sound of skate guards clacking against rubber mats and concrete fills the halls as competitors young and old mill around behind the ice before the program starts. Whether you’re preparing for your first competition or your 100th, the lead-up to competition day will mostly stay the same. As […]

What is Snowplow Sam?

August 7, 2018

To many young kids, figure skating is an appealing sport. They see competitive skaters doing beautiful jumps, twists, spins, and landings and become intrigued with the idea of being able to perform those skills, as well. As a parent, you might be wondering how to get your child started in the figure skating world and […]

Know Your Toe Picks

July 2, 2018

When you bought your first pair of figure skates, you probably spent days researching the difference between boots, laces, soles, types of skate guards, and blades. But what about toe picks? Figure skating toe picks are somewhat similar to your kitchen knives. Both the butter knife and the steak knife have their own purpose; you […]

10 Items a Figure Skater Never Leaves Home Without

June 12, 2018

Figure skaters, just like other athletes, need a lot of accessories to help them perform their best. You’ll also always see a figure skater walking around with at least one large bag. What’s inside that bag, and why did they choose those items? We’re glad you asked. Finding the right combination of accessories can make […]

How Figure Skating Started

June 5, 2018

Figure skating is one of the most popular winter sports, but only a surprising few know its origin. We love to watch skaters as they twirl and fly through the air, but was it always this way? When did figure skating become a sport and who the heck came up with the idea to put […]

Why Your Boots Matter So Much in Figure Skating

May 30, 2018

Figure skating boots are much more complicated than most realize. Those within the sport know that when it comes to figure skates, there isn’t one size that fits all. Obviously, one size boot will not fit all skaters, but it’s more than that. With today’s technological advancements, a skater’s figure skating boots can be custom […]

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