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 […]

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 […]

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