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Before buying new skates
It’s so exciting !
Before buying new skates You need to be clear about the following issues:
Do I want to go to training or engage in recreational ice skating
If you plan to start training, You must find out at what level?
f you want to be just a hobby skater, You must think about where You plan to skate, either inside or outside.
How to Dress for Ice Skating
Dressing properly for skating helps most figure skaters skate better. This short article gives information on how to dress for figure skating.
Female figure skaters wear skating dresses and figure skating tights, but figure skating pants are also acceptable for practice.
Special figure skating pants should be worn by a male skater
Gloves and a nice sweater can be worn for practice.
Don’t wear baggy clothes. Loose-fitting clothing just doesn’t work for figure skating.
Hair should be pulled back and be away from the face. Girls can put their hair in a ponytail or a bun. Decorations in the hair add a nice touch.
Boys should wear black skates and girls should wear white or tan-colored skates.
Boot covers or over-the-boot figure skating tights are optional.
How To Take Care of Your Figure Skates
Always dry blades thoroughly after skating.
Get blades sharpened on a regular basis by a professional.
Wear skate guards on ice skating blades when walking on hard surfaces, floors, and/or concrete.
After drying skates thoroughly, cover and store the blades inside of towel-like soakers.
Do not leave or store blades inside of plastic or rubber skate guards.
Polish figure skating boots on a regular basis.
In addition to drying blades thoroughly, dry off the boot’s sole completely.
Open up the boots a bit, so they can air out, after each skating session.
Never attempt to walk around or skate in ice skates without the boots being completely laced up.
Replace broken figure skate laces on a regular basis.
Have an experienced figure skate technician mount blades and replace screws when necessary.
How to compare skate size with shoe size?
Skaters often choose their boots by matching their standard shoe size. Unfortunately the sizing systems for skates and shoes don’t match; and that is without looking at the difference between US / UK and European measurements.Normal shoes need greater flexibility so the foot can bend. Because of this they tend to be longer than skates.
Remember, at best your shoe size can provide a rough estimate of your boot needs. The table below is an illustrative guideline for comparing show and boot sizes.
We have provided a table for illustrative purposes showing the sizes compared to shoe sizes.