Skates for Beginners

Skates for Beginners

Proper skates in good condition is essential. Skates should fit, provide appropriate support, be laced properly, have a good quality blade, be protected with guards when being worn off the ice and be professionally sharpened periodically after approximately every 20 hours of use but this is by no means a hard and fast rule. ( remember that new skates are typically need to be sharpened )
Skates should fit like shoes allowing no more than about half a size for foot growth. Take out the insole and place your child’s foot on the insole and there should be about the width of a pencil from the big toe to the end of the insole.

AVOID SKATES WITH BUCKLES

 

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About the Author:

Jan Hulme has over 25 years of coaching experience. She is Level 2 Certified, Level 2 Synchronized, Level 1 Special Needs and Level 3 Technical and Theory. Jan has spent 15 years as the co-coordinator of the former Blue Mountain Skating School out of Collingwood. She has been the Coach Liaison for Collingwood and Stayner Figure Skating Clubs for the past 15 years. Jan also filled the position of Coach Liaison for the COS Coaches Committee for two years. Jan is now thrilled to have opened her own skating school, Sk8 Georgian Bay. Her vision… to skate and be free with a dream.