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Tips to Buy New Figure Skates

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:33:33 -0500

If you are into figure skates, you should know that new skaters often find it hard to buy skates for the first time. Actually, there are a lot of things that should be kept in mind when making this purchase, such as the brand, size, and model, just to name a few.

Know the Health Benefits With Skating

Mon, 29 May 2017 21:18:54 -0500

Ice skating is definitely an amazing sport. It can be taken by anyone from the toddlers to retirees and the housewives. Irrespective of the age and the sex there are many health benefits to the person that has gone skating.

Tips to Buy Ice Skates

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:09:28 -0600

If you have a pair of ice skates that fit you, you will enjoy your time. With a secure fit, you can improve your performance and prevent blisters. For this, make sure you follow suggestions from experts. For first time buyers, here are a few tips that can help you buy the right skates.

Customize Your Ice Rink Barriers for Extra Protection

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:54:07 -0600

Ice rink barriers are generally used to protect the spectators of ice games from any kind of flying ice objects. However, these are also used by many organizers in different ways these days. These barriers are popularized by many of it's manufacturers as profile making objects or profit maximization objects due to their innovative design and use.

Tips For Buying Ice Skating Gear

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 13:09:36 -0600

If you love ice skating gear, you may be looking for a good guide for helpful tips. If so, this guide will help you choose the right clothing, especially the best ice skating gear. Read on for more.

A Guide to Use Ice Skating For the First Time

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 10:46:56 -0600

Skating is a fun sport but one needs to be very cautious while skating as there are several risks involved with it. Do you have a desire to go skating? If yes then get ready because in this article we are going to provide you with several tips of ice skating that will set you on the freezing floors like a pro.

Ice Skating Costumes

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 09:27:36 -0500

Ice Skating is as much about the moves, turns and pirouettes as it is about the costumes. Gorgeous, custom-made dresses in various styles that are tailored to fit the skaters to provide maximum comfort and define body shape add color and sparkle to the sport. Accessories include hair scrunchies and belts in matching colors or in contrasting blends to add originality and a touch of the elaborate.

Ice Skating - For Pleasure and Sport

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 09:26:41 -0500

The world of Ice Skating saw seven-year-old Sophie Kemp glide her way to stardom at the Planet Ice Skating Stars competition in the UK recently, one of the youngest participants to do so. Despite the fact that Sophie had only begun skating since April this year, her dogged determination saw her complete a three-jump and a spiral, two of the most difficult ice skating techniques, on her way to the top of the group that was open to ages 6-16. Her mother, Kate Kemp is proud of her daughter's achievement, having been a former club skater herself, and overjoyed that...

Ice Skating

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:16:18 -0500

'Ice Skating' as the term denotes is skating on ice, both indoors and outdoors. Specially prepared surfaces like ice skating tracks and arenas are found mostly indoors for competitions and events while in the outdoors lakes, ponds and rivers that naturally freeze over in winter offer excellent ice skating surfaces. Ice skating as a sport probably began when people found themselves with fewer options for outdoor activity and games during winter and may have been done for many reasons like exercise, fun sport, for travel etc.

Fairy-Tale Ice Rink

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 11:11:37 -0600

City Park Ice Rink in Budapest with the majestic Vajdahunyad Castle as a fairy-tale backdrop is located behind Heroes' Square. In the second part of the 19th century the pleasant environment of the City Park became a beloved place for relaxation, entertainment and freetime activities. During the summer boating and rowing were popular sports to practice on the City Park Lake and during the winter skaters also appeared on the frozen lake. The city's first ice rink was opened on the lake in 1870, right after the foundation of the Skating Association of Pest. Initially there was only a tiny wooden pavilion next to the rink, where the visitors could warm up and put on their skates.

Learn to Ice Skate - How Old Is Too Old?

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:01:07 -0500

Ice skating used to be thought of as a sport for younger kids, kids that were low to the ground and didn't have far to fall! However, ice skating is a sport for all ages and has something to offer everyone!

Ice Skating Tips For Newbies

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:18:30 -0500

The idea of getting inside the ice rink can be daunting for people who have not tried ice skating before. But just like any other sports or hobbies, the basics can be mastered. For those who wish to try ice skating, here are some tips shared by experienced people in the ice rink:

Purchasing Your First Pair of Ice Skates

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:32:04 -0500

As a long time skating coach, I cringe when I hear that someone is considering purchasing ice skates online. In essence, this means a person is going to purchase professional equipment online...

7 Tips to Start You Ice Skating

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:19:07 -0500

It's fun. It's the coolest sport for the summer. Best of all ice skating really isn't that hard. Here are 7 tips to get you started and have you out on the ice enjoying yourself.

Be Ice Safe: Bring a Helmet to the Ice Rink

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 06:16:49 -0500

More than 1,600 traumatic brain injuries occur annually from recreational ice skating. Bring a helmet from home when you head to the ice rink.

Is It Difficult to Learn How to Figure Skate?

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:03:27 -0500

As a coach, I am sometimes asked if it is difficult to learn how to figure skate. It's an interesting question to me because my first thought is, "compared to what?" I mean to some it may seem difficult...

The Ice Skating Boot and Blade - Where Do I Start?

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:45:36 -0500

It can be tricky for a beginning skater to stay balanced in a skating boot on a very thin blade. The boot may feel more like some type of torture device rather than a honed piece of equipment. Skating boots and blades are the main pieces of equipment used for skating and the most important. The old saying that "you are only good as your equipment" is very true. It's much better to skate to your equipment's capabilities than trying to outskate your skates!

Stepping Onto the Ice for the First Time - What to Expect

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:41:11 -0500

While I've been skating off and on for over 40 years, competed in numerous events and am now a coach for adult skaters, I remember the very first time I stepped onto the ice. I was just nine years old and was so excited to experience the ice for the first time. Of course, back then I wasn't doing it for the physical and psychological benefits of the sport. I didn't know any of that stuff - I just wanted to glide around and have a great time, the way all those figure skaters seemed to have fun on TV.

Ice Skating - Stand Up Tall!

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:49:33 -0500

It can be tricky for a beginning skater to stay balanced in a skating boot on a very thin blade. The boot may feel more like some type of torture device rather than a honed piece of equipment. Skating boots and blades are the main pieces of equipment used for skating and the most important. The old saying that "you are only good as your equipment" is very true. It's much better to skate to your equipment's capabilities than trying to outskate your skates!

The Passion of Ice Skating

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:47:14 -0500

I will never forget that day because up until that point I had never witnessed a jump like that up close and in person. I had only seen ice skating on television, where professional figure skaters seemed to execute jumps effortlessly, almost as if they were just dancing, and not barreling down the ice rink at 20 miles per hour. And, I have to tell you that nothing prepares you to see that kind of power and speed up close. What I also remember is that I saw David's skates at almost eye level as they reached the top of the boards that day- nearly 4 feet off the ground! That's what I call flying!

Lacing Up - The Trick to Lacing Up Ice Skates Properly

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:39:00 -0500

Lacing up ice skates is not as straight forward as one would think. When I was first learning how to skate, no one explained to me how important the fit and feel of the boot on the foot actually is. It wasn't until I bought my first pair of ice skates in the pro-shop at the local ice arena that I got a lesson in how to put on a pair of ice skates properly. That was about six months later!

What Does It Mean to Be an Adult Skater?

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:13:42 -0500

While I skated for a few years as a child, I did the majority of my figure skating as an adult. I still remember when I picked up skating again as an adult, back in the 80's (wow, was it that long ago?).

Olympic Champions Teach Kids to Skate!

Fri, 22 Feb 2013 10:37:59 -0600

Give 100% and then some. If you want to attain your dreams, help someone else attain theirs.

What Is United States Figure Skating (USFS)?

Tue, 11 Sep 2012 11:35:28 -0500

Have you ever wondered what is United States Figure Skating (USFS). USFS is the national governing body in the United States for the sport of figure skating and is both a member of the International Skating Union (ISU) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). United Sates Figure Skating offers the Basic Skills Program as well as a more competitive structured path so that a skater can learn and test their skating skills and may choose to compete in USFS sanctioned competitions within their club or nationwide. United States Figure Skating can be a stepping stone to the Olympics should a skater decide to take the competitive path. Let's take a look at what the USFS has to offer.

What Is the Ice Skating Institute (ISI)?

Fri, 24 Aug 2012 08:24:44 -0500

The Ice Skating Institute, otherwise known as the ISI, was established in 1959 when it was first founded. It is a non-profit organization for the ice skating industry including owners, operators, and skaters. The ISI encourages skaters to participate in ice skating as a recreational sport, offers membership to the organization, has learn to skate programs for all ages and abilities, and hosts six national competitions each year and many local and district competitions too! Let's check out what ISI has to offer.

Figure Skating Ice Rinks and The Future Frequency Strategies

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 08:06:58 -0500

One very important thing with figure skating ice rinks is that the ice doesn't ship away after each subsequent skater. About the worst thing that can happen is as you go into a triple Axel you hit a piece of ice which has a groove in it exactly in the wrong spot, and it's even worse if your perfect landing, at that crucial point is compromised by a piece of chipped ice from perhaps one of the skaters before you. It appears to me that this problem is easily solvable without stopping the event or contest and sending in the Zamboni to make the ice perfect again.

The 2012 London Olympic Games Are Over - Did We Do Better With Unbiased Judges?

Thu, 16 Aug 2012 09:52:32 -0500

Artistic creation in sports is a troubling concept and yet it is still part of the program for figure skating, gymnastics, and several other of the most popular sports in the Olympics. It is always been a contentious issue because exactly who is to judge the artistic ability of an athlete, and can the judges really be unbiased in their opinion? If the judging panel is made up of people from every continent, and from various cultures, then theoretically it should even out.

What Should an Adult Figure Skater Do to Recover Their Motivation and Passion?

Fri, 03 Feb 2012 10:51:12 -0600

This article is the second in a series on motivation and inspirational tips for adult figure skaters. In the first article, I discussed strategies for dealing with this times where you can't seem to make any improvement or just have one of those days when nothing seems to be working. Here's what to do next.

Figure Skating Dresses - What, or What Not, to Wear

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 10:27:56 -0600

Nothing brings out the little girl in us females more than the thought of a new figure skating dress. Yet, at the same time, nothing can scream more "bling-overkill" than a skating dress. There was a whole lot of girly girl squealing happening in my neck of the woods recently.

How to Choose the Best Ice Skates for Kids

Tue, 17 Jan 2012 20:47:21 -0600

Ice skates for kids come in even more styles than adult skates, so it is very important to take some time and do some research before making a purchase. Find out how to choose ice skates for kids who want to play hockey, figure skate, or just skate for fun and entertainment.

What Should an Adult Figure Skater Do on a Day Like This?

Tue, 17 Jan 2012 09:20:58 -0600

Inspiration and Motivation - wherever do we adult figure skaters find these to keep going on the "meh"/"blah" or down days? You know, those days where you wonder if you've made any progress in the last five years of your skating life.? Those days where absolutely nothing is working right and coach didn't get her Java soon enough before your lesson?

Synthetic Ice Rinks For All Year Fun

Fri, 13 Jan 2012 15:55:43 -0600

Ice Rinks are large bodies of frozen water, or plastics if synthetic, in which it is possible to skate where many sports and activities can be undertaken including ice hockey. Rinks made with ice can form naturally or with a helping hand.

Travelling With Figure Skates? Now Possible in Certain Countries!

Tue, 10 Jan 2012 13:41:37 -0600

In a previous article, I wrote about some of the difficulties in air travel with figure skates since 9/11. Recently several countries have changed their policies in regard to this. Based on feedback I have received it seems that the restrictions are applied the least in the United States while in other countries interpretation of the new rules is less uniform and skaters are still by and large, unable to bring their figure skates on board when they travel.

Travelling With Figure Skates? Say Your Prayers and Cross Your Fingers

Thu, 29 Dec 2011 11:01:30 -0600

Since 9/11, figure skates are now considered a hazardous item and have not been allowed as carry-on luggage on commercial air carriers. I'm not sure why. Usually, the only people that tend to get injured by skates are the people who are actually wearing them, or their partners.

Synchronized Skating for Adults: Too Scary for Me!

Fri, 23 Dec 2011 08:21:22 -0600

Synchronized Skating Disclaimer: I in no way bear any malice towards synchronized skating or those who love it. I don't have any grudges nor was I ever in any way mistreated by any individual or organization affiliated with synchronized skating.

Injuries and Adult Figure Skaters - Bumps and Scrapes

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 09:08:48 -0600

Figure skating injuries are a fact of life! No matter your age or the level you are at, gravity and/or physiology will catch up with you. Bruises and scrapes are fairly benign and be honest now, badges of honor that testify to your devotion to our sport, they give you bragging rights around the water cooler. This past summer, I tripped on my pick doing forward cross cuts (OK, you can all laugh at me here) and slid for several feet on very rough ice on both forearms.

Adult Figure Skating - Benefits of the New Judging System

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 10:57:34 -0600

In this article, I will explain how the new competitive figure skating judging system benefits adult figure skaters. I will also give brief overview on how it works.

Figure Skating As an Adult - Frustrating Elements

Tue, 06 Dec 2011 13:36:31 -0600

In this article I will endeavor to explain my strange fascination with a jump in skating referred to as the axel. Yes, the only jump in skating that takes off from a forward direction does a 540 in the air and comes down on the other foot. Well that's the theory, read on to discover how it actually works out in practice. In reality it's not that hard, I see 7 year-olds doing them all the time! Such is the life of an adult figure skater.

Adult Figure Skating, an Introduction

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 08:51:55 -0600

We all arrive as adult skaters via different paths. In this this article, we look at some of the reasons adult figure skating is growing in popularity. Although figure skating is usually thought of as a sport for the young many people continue to skate and even compete throughout their lives.

Why Figure Skating Is GREAT!

Mon, 17 Oct 2011 15:55:57 -0500

Thousands of people will tell you that figure skating is a GREAT sport. But what makes this unique ice sport so great and worth your time? That question is exactly what we will tackle in this article.

Buying Tips For Purchasing Ice Rink Tarps

Fri, 16 Sep 2011 11:36:42 -0500

Using a a Heavy Duty White Poly Tarp is an inexpensive solution to making an ice rink in the back yard.With tarp sizes up to 100ft x100ft large ice rinks can easily be constructed.

Figure Skating - There Is Much More to Know Than Watching Skaters On TV

Tue, 12 Jul 2011 07:33:44 -0500

The grace and beauty on the ice is absolutely amazing, beyond belief, and the stars that make it so are real people behind the scenes working so hard to deliver these routines - often giving up everything from a very early age in the hopes of gold, Olympic gold and onto sponsorships and paid performances. It is athletics mixed with theatre dance, and one wrong move could have you really breaking a leg, as the Broadway quote goes. Still, as much as you think you might be up on figure skating, it's so much more, years of hard...

3 Figure Skating Off Ice Exercises To Improve Your On Ice Performance

Wed, 15 Jun 2011 15:31:34 -0500

Figure skating is a sport that requires more than just grace and artistry. While most non-skaters don't realize this, pulling off any technical element in skating requires a significant amount of strength and stamina. Awkward positions must be held for extended periods of time, and muscles that most people hardly ever use must be strong in order to execute the jumps, spins, and lifts that impresses the crowd and judges.

What Figure Skating Is All About?

Thu, 02 Jun 2011 11:49:04 -0500

All over the world figure skating is known to be a very famous type of sport. Most people during Winter Olympics go out to watch figure skating. There are numerous diverse disciplines of figure skating. There is the singles competition and the pair figure skating competition.

Figure Skating Careers

Fri, 01 Apr 2011 10:54:40 -0500

Can figure skating be anything other than a young kid's sport? What careers are available through figure skating? Are there lasting benefits? I'd like to weigh in on these issues since figure skating has been a huge part of my life for the last 25 years.

The Many Health Benefits of Ice Skating

Wed, 02 Mar 2011 10:16:45 -0600

Ice skating is a great way to be healthier and to stay healthy. It provides numerous benefits, including some that few other activities provide.

Chloe Noel Skating Pants: A Brand You Should Try

Tue, 01 Mar 2011 15:42:25 -0600

Out of the many things that you need to consider when you want to try skating, you should make it a point that you also find ways in order for you to have the best skating pants. This one is something that is surely vital for when you do not consider this one you might end up not enjoying the whole experience. For that matter you may want to try Chloe Noel skating pants.

The Figure Skating Sports

Mon, 28 Feb 2011 14:20:30 -0600

The sport of figure skating is a widely anticipated event where skaters are judged according to their routines that showcase their skating technique, style, and athleticism. It is a sport that involves a ton of skill, and a lot of times it is overlooked when compared to other sports. Figure skaters have the ability of making their routines look effortless to the audience.

The Figure Skating Costumes

Mon, 28 Feb 2011 14:19:54 -0600

One of the most anticipated events in the Winter Olympics is the figure skating competition. An important aspect of figure skating is finding the right costumes. These outfits are specialized and are not as readily available like the day to day women's clothing.

Seeing The Art In Figure Skating

Sat, 26 Feb 2011 15:53:16 -0600

One of the most highly watched and televised sports are figure skating competitions. Here, skaters are judged according to their technique, style, routine, and performance. Skaters have a way of making their routines look graceful and calm, much like ballet dancers.

Choice of Skates for Icy Excitement

Fri, 04 Feb 2011 13:48:06 -0600

Skating is a very popular form of sports in which special shoes are worn that enable different ways you can glide across a smooth surface. There are different forms of it and most of the times it is performed on an icy surface.

Starting With Skating

Mon, 31 Jan 2011 14:24:23 -0600

If your technique of having fun is thrill, then you have to go for skating. It'd be one of the very finest options for you. The entire notion of moving to and fro in the ice is completely mind blowing.

Skates for the Power of Controlled Movements

Wed, 12 Jan 2011 07:47:13 -0600

Among activities of different kinds, skating is especially popular among a large section of people. This is an art of moving your body on an icy or even a smooth surface with the help of special shoes.

Ice Skates - Taking Care of Your Blades

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 10:31:46 -0500

Figure skate blades can be very expensive. Taking good care of your blades will help them last a long time and save you from purchasing new blades frequently.

Customizing Figure Skating Dresses

Tue, 26 Oct 2010 13:52:35 -0500

When you are into skating, figure skating dresses are one of the highest concerns of skaters. They are really having a hard time finding the right store to buy figure skating dresses.

How To Pick the Best Figure Skates for Your Foot

Wed, 20 Oct 2010 15:01:51 -0500

There are several brands of figure skates on the market. Which brand would be best for you?

A Look At The Art Of Ice Skating

Mon, 11 Oct 2010 14:06:54 -0500

Ice skating is a popular sport, especially in the winter months. Wherever you live, there is probably an indoor rink near you. This makes skating possible year-round, even in warm climates. Of course skating outdoors holds a certain appeal, as evidenced by the many outdoor skating rinks that pop up around the holidays. Figure skating is probably the most popular sport in the winter Olympics, drawing millions of spectators. Many countries send athletes to the Olympics to compete in figure skating, ice dancing, speed skating and ice hockey.

Foot Pronation and the Figure Skater

Wed, 15 Sep 2010 16:01:09 -0500

There are many factors that will affect a figure skater's ability to perform jumps, spins, and various moves with correct technique. One would consider lack of muscle strength or flexibility, poor coordination, lack of sound technique, or poor concentration. Those with a biomechanically oriented mind will automatically think of a skater's alignment and body mechanics, looking at the skater from the bottom up.

The Basics of Injury Prevention for Figure Skaters

Wed, 15 Sep 2010 14:58:31 -0500

An athlete who participates in a sport, whether it be individual or team, obviously has an increase in risk for injury than the non-athlete. If the athlete participates in one sport year round, that risk may increase due to the repetitive motion and muscle dominance associated with that sport. Competitive figure skating is a sport that requires year round practice, with little time for rest; therefore, skaters are susceptible to injury in various joints and muscles.

The Importance of Stretching for Figure Skaters

Wed, 15 Sep 2010 14:31:03 -0500

The majority of skaters have completed the 'jump out of the car and put the skates on in two minutes to be in time for a lesson' maneuver at some point in their career. Even the two minute 'throw the leg up on the boards and stretch for 30 seconds' move falls by the wayside in order to be on time. While proud to have made it on the ice before the clock hits 5:01, a skater has unfortunately increased her risk for injury.

Things to Consider When Buying Figure Skating Dresses

Fri, 06 Aug 2010 08:13:44 -0500

There may be lots of sports and hobbies that a person may be involved with. Being into sports or hobbies is a good way of relieving stress and having something to do during your free time. One of these sports or hobbies that a lot of people are into is figure skating.

Circa Skate Shoes - How to Buy the Best Figure Skate Boots

Tue, 27 Jul 2010 11:29:48 -0500

Most people have no idea about what type of skate boots to buy. If you are also one of those people who have decided to buy a pair of figure skates but are wondering how to go about it, I am sure I can be of some help to you.

The Different Moves in Figure Skating

Thu, 22 Jul 2010 20:08:00 -0500

Figure skating is one of the most known artistic sport in the world. Participated in by hundred of aspirants, this competitive activity highlights a number of breath taking moves.

Boys Ice Skates - How to Get the Right Pair

Wed, 21 Jul 2010 13:03:54 -0500

Boys are adventurous and full of energy. During their growing up years, boys are encouraged and introduced to a number of different activities and sports in an effort to redirect this energy and adventure spirit into a more worthy case.

Buy the Right Skate Blades For Your Ice Skates

Wed, 21 Jul 2010 08:22:31 -0500

On the ice sliding from one end to the other, Ice skating is sometimes viewed as an art and those that participate in ice skating are greatly admired. The actual activity of ice skating has a long history and has been around for a number of centuries; possibly even before the discovery of metal blades, it is believed that animal bones and wood were used.

Kids Ice Skates - A Beginners Guide

Wed, 21 Jul 2010 08:16:19 -0500

Ice skating is an activity that can be practiced as a recreational activity or as a professional sport. A lot of skaters ice skate for leisure as there are some good benefits that can be gained from ice skating. Introducing children to ice skating can be both fun and yet dangerous as child safety on the ice rink is a major concern.

Jackson Ice Skates - The Most Comfortable Fit!

Wed, 21 Jul 2010 08:15:42 -0500

Mastering the art of ice skating is a graceful feat that can depend a number of factors such a person's skill level, their discipline traits and most importantly, what type of ice skate boots they use. One of these companies that have a strong market reputation is Jackson Ultima Skates.

Riedell Ice Skates For Leisure and Professional Skating

Wed, 21 Jul 2010 07:33:44 -0500

Skating is both a hobby and professional sport that requires skill to master and flow smoothly on ice. For people who have a love and passion for it, it can prove rewarding as much as it can also be challenging. Most people participate in one of two categories of the activity, figure skating or hockey skating.

CCM Ice Stakes Are Great For Ice Hockey

Tue, 20 Jul 2010 20:43:58 -0500

On the ice rink, the boot determines how an individual moves. It is also important in the sport of ice hockey.

Start Them Off Early With Toddler Ice Skates

Mon, 19 Jul 2010 08:13:51 -0500

Ice skating is an excellent recreational activity and sport that can engage people of all ages including children. While most will view it as a risky activity, with the right amount of training, almost anyone can become an expert ice skater. There are many ways that one can find this training, even for toddlers. In fact such is the confidence that it is any man's sport, that some companies even make toddler ice skates, specifically for the little ones.

Mr Vandervell and His Gift to Skating

Thu, 06 May 2010 16:45:22 -0500

It is quite impossible to over-estimate the value of the enormous amount of work done by Mr. Vandervell for skating. By inventing tests, this great man made the Ice Skating Association possible.

Different Ice Skates & Costumes

Thu, 06 May 2010 15:41:27 -0500

There are several models of the round-toe skate in use, each of which has a considerable following; but, after all, there is scarcely any difference between them. First, there is what is commonly called the Salchow model, made by Albert Stille, of Stockholm, and used by Salchow, Panin and other skaters.

How Did the Ice Skates of Today Develop?

Thu, 06 May 2010 15:39:08 -0500

The predominating types of skates being used today, are modelled after the old Dutch wooden skate and the Norwegian tubular skate for racing. All other kinds are constructed on the basis of these systems and offer, with the exception of small alterations in the mechanism for attachment, no real improvement.

The History of Ice Skates

Thu, 06 May 2010 11:44:51 -0500

In early days the Frisians used a special skate for racing purposes. This consisted of a longer blade, from 3/32 in. to 1/8 in. wide, with the inner edge sharpened about half a millimetre higher than the outer edge in order to give a greater purchase on the ice at the strike off.

Ice Skaters Turning Pro - Then & Now

Thu, 06 May 2010 11:42:03 -0500

Toward the start of the Second World War, the number of ice skaters turning pro was ever increasing, but it was nothing like it is today. Nowadays somewhere around 90 per cent of the champions turn professional nine out of twelve of the international pairs champions.

Post 1938 Changes in Ice Skating

Thu, 06 May 2010 11:39:10 -0500

In 1938 the world of ice skating changed forever. Hans Muller was no longer leading the way forward and into the unoccupied throne ascended Mile Micheline Lannoy and Pierre Baugniet of Brussels, trained by the Belgian painter and athlete Charles Landot and winning the European in 1947, the Worlds in 1947 and 1948 and the Olympic crown in 1948.

Barbara Ann's Role in Ice Skating

Thu, 06 May 2010 11:33:25 -0500

Barbara Ann is an interesting character in the world of ice skating. It would indeed be very unfair, not to say ungallant, to decry her successes...

Hans Muller - The Ice Skating Legend

Thu, 06 May 2010 11:29:28 -0500

Hans Muller was, and still remains to be, one of the best ice skaters the world has ever known. The 1947 result was due to the superb school skating of Hans who not only then, and until he turned professional after the 1948 Olympics...

Skating During Nazi Influence

Thu, 06 May 2010 11:24:21 -0500

During the period of Nazi influence in Europe, many skaters left for the United States, several of them became professionals and have since then most assuredly made good and a lot of money. But already over there, there were the well-known and established instructors Willie Frick, Gustav Lussi, Howard Nicholson and others, as well as several ex-amateurs...

First "General Ice Skaters" Meeting

Tue, 04 May 2010 10:30:47 -0500

On April 26th, the First "General Ice Skaters" Meeting was held again at the Guildhall, Cambridge, with Mr. Townley presiding. The recommendations of the Committee were approved and the objects of the Association were more fully defined, viz. To promote and reward speed skating by the establishment and management of Amateur and Open-skating Championships of England. And then, red letter day for modern figure-skaters: to promote and encourage figure-skating by the establishment of standards at which figure skaters may aim, and by bestowing badges of merit on those who attain these standards.

Bernard Adams - The First Great British Skating Teacher

Tue, 04 May 2010 10:20:22 -0500

In this article, I wish to tell the story of great teacher Bernard Adams, and how he became a professional skater. The story bears on ice-making and it has never been told in print.

Early Experiments For the Production of Real Ice For Ice Skating

Tue, 04 May 2010 10:16:50 -0500

The first experiments made for the production of real ice by artificial means must concern everyone interested in the history of figure-skating, for without this man-made ice the development would have been slow indeed. That evaporation was an agent for producing intense cold had been known for a long time, but had received only scant attention from the scientists; on December 17, 1812, a report made to the Royal Society by its secretary, Dr. W. H. Wollaston, on the experiments of a Mr. Leslie, wherein, by the use of an instrument called a Cryophorus a frost bearer, to absorb vapour by sulphuric acid ice could be formed in a few minutes, by condensation through the means of Salt and Snow.

Coaching Figure Skating Jumping

Thu, 08 Apr 2010 10:48:18 -0500

Although figure skating is an Olympic Sport, it is not taught as well as it should be. The rules of the mechanics are confusing and at best, vague on many aspects in particular, figure skating jumping. If you look at the history of figure skating, the elite athletes are leaps and bounds away from what the Olympians of 50 years ago were doing.

Ice Skating - Taking Up the Sport After Winter Olympics Inspiration

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 09:12:00 -0600

Have you been inspired by the Winter Olympics to take up Ice Skating? It's easy to get started!

Figure Skating

Thu, 18 Feb 2010 10:01:02 -0600

Figure skating was not always this brutal or competitive. It began in the middle of the 17th century with a group of Scottish skaters who began their own skating club, which was the first of its kind. Not much is known about this club, but it gave birth to other clubs that focused on figure skating.

Parent Tips For Kids Figure Skates

Fri, 12 Feb 2010 09:36:32 -0600

Regardless of whether you live in a wintry location or not, your kid will always enjoy ice skating. From toddlers to early adults, kids figure skates are always a hit.

Understanding Olympic Figure Skating

Wed, 10 Feb 2010 16:25:33 -0600

One of the most technical and beautiful of the events in the Winter Olympics is figure skating. Becoming acquainted with some of the key elements of this sports will help one to better appreciate and understand this integral part of the Olympic experience.

Double Blade Ice Skates For Children

Tue, 19 Jan 2010 18:24:01 -0600

Double-bladed ice skates were designed to permit a young beginner to stand confidently on ice right away. Because the skate has two blades, which greatly increases stability, maintaining his or her balance will not be difficult for a child wearing double-blade skates. When the fear of falling down is reduced or removed, a child will be much more confident and willing to try new things on the ice.

Braum's Ice Skating Rink in Oklahoma City

Tue, 19 Jan 2010 10:24:20 -0600

Braum's ice skating rink in Oklahoma City offers a range of entertainment activities. Braum's Ice skating is the best place to visit if you are looking for a winter workout in Oklahoma City.

Braums Ice Rink

Thu, 07 Jan 2010 08:19:20 -0600

There's no better way for you to experience the fluidity of motion generated by ice than by heading to the ice rink. Skating on ice is one of the most loved winter activities ever. Oklahoma City has one just for its residents and the visitors who throng to the city - Braums Ice Skating Rink.

Countdown to the US Figure Skating National Championships

Tue, 05 Jan 2010 11:45:46 -0600

Nationals are one of the most anticipated events in U.S. figure skating every year, and the January 2010 event holds special significance because it will determine the makeup of the figure skating contingent to the Vancouver Olympics in February 2010. This year, the United State will only be able to send two ladies skaters to the Olympics, due to placements at the World Championships in 2009.

Points to Consider When Choosing Ice Skating Attire

Tue, 22 Dec 2009 16:28:56 -0600

Confidence is what your outfit adds to you. Like any other sport, the attire you wear should complement your performance as well as make you comfortable. Ice skating dresses thus play a vital role in the act. While choosing the most unique garment you need to take care about the following points.

A Guide to Ice Skating Dresses

Tue, 22 Dec 2009 16:22:56 -0600

Ice skating from a beginner's point of view may be complete with a warm and comfortable outfit but when it takes a professional angle, proper ice skating dresses are a must. If you are a professional, it is very obvious that you tend to go for a dress which suits the contest's style and the occasion.

Dancing on Ice

Mon, 21 Dec 2009 15:53:12 -0600

Archeologists believe that ice-skating has existed since the dawn of times according to discoveries of skates made out of bones that were found in Russia, England, Scandinavia, Holland, Germany and Switzerland. Bones from cows, horses, bulls and reindeer were abraded to a flat surface and tied to the legs. They were used with the aid of a stick for crossing large spaces covered with ice.

The Difference Between Ice Skates and Figure Skates

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 16:53:49 -0600

Not all ice skates are equal. Learn the difference between "ice skates," and figure skates, hockey skates and recreational skates before you invest in the wrong skate for your needs.

How Should You Dress For Ice Skating?

Wed, 09 Dec 2009 11:21:23 -0600

The credit for a successful ice skating performance can somewhere be given to the attire worn. The outfit which you wear should be neat and nice. Girls look beautiful in these dresses. Ice skating dresses for girls are very attractive and incredibly beautiful. They can make you shine on the ice.

Things to Consider While Buying an Ice Skating Dress

Wed, 09 Dec 2009 09:01:41 -0600

Ice skating is a widely popular sport. To be a good skater, you need to pay heed to practicing, learning the various techniques and the most important of all - choosing the right kind of outfit. When we think of girls' ice skating dresses, we tend to visualize a beautiful dress which will complement the elegant poise that the girl would take on ice.

What to Look Out For When Buying an Ice Skating Bag

Fri, 04 Dec 2009 15:37:26 -0600

Ice skating bags are not only do they protect your expensive skates; they can also be fashion accessories, really setting off an outfit in the process. A lot of people even have a variety of different bags in a variety of different colours so they can match their bags to the rest of their ice skating outfit.

How to Care For Ice Skates

Thu, 03 Dec 2009 17:55:08 -0600

Like any athletic equipment, ice skates need to be cared for properly so they will last. Maintaining and storing ice skates properly will reduce the need for unnecessary blade sharpening and prolong their useful life.

How to Dress Your Child For Indoor Ice Skating

Tue, 24 Nov 2009 21:34:30 -0600

Dressing your child for a trip to the ice skating rink involves a little thought and planning. Know how to dress your child for the most ice skating fun before that invitation arrives.