Blog: Figure Skaters

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  • How to Handle Your Skater’s First Competition

    December 5, 2018

    A skater’s first competition is one of the most exciting parts of the sport. All of the lessons, long hours on the ice, and money spent on equipment will finally pay off. Your skater will likely be nervous for their very first figure skating competition—so figuring out how to handle the situation can help keep […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Gold Medals

    News on Nationals Gold

    January 31, 2012

    We couldn’t be happier to have three 2012 Nationals champions wearing Riedell skates! A big round of applause goes to gold medalists Caydee Denney, Haven Denney and Vincent Zhou. Senior Pairs Champion: Riedell skater Caydee Denney won gold with her partner John Coughlin, and this is Caydee and John’s first Nationals as partners! Fun fact: […]

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  • Palm Trees in San Jose

    From Sunny San Jose

    January 30, 2012

    2012 Nationals was packed full of impressive skating! Skaters combined difficult jumps and spins with creative and inspiring performances. We are proud of all our Riedell skaters who hit the ice with a winning spirit. Here’s the scoop on their results: Novice Pairs: Ernie Utah Stevens, and his partner Christina Zaitsev: 4th Junior Men’s: Emmanuel […]

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  • Blue Ice

    2012 Nationals Update from Riedell

    January 26, 2012

    Can you believe it’s been 16 years since Nationals were held at San Jose’s HP Pavilion, where the hometown star Rudy Galindo became the men’s champion? So far in this competition, we’ve seen some very impressive skating. The novice and junior competitions wrapped up yesterday. Congratulations to Riedell skater Ernie Utah Stevens, and his partner […]

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  • Holiday Gifts

    Riedell’s Holiday Gift Recommendations

    December 8, 2011

    Earlier this week, Riedell ice skates were included in The Wall Street Journal’s list of the top 50 gifts this holiday season. Riedell is also included in ABC World News’ list for top Made in America products for this holiday season. We are thrilled to be included in both lists! While we’re sure every skater […]

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