Best Rollerblades Ever

It’s like the 1990s all over again. It seems like there’s someone skating on rollerblades pretty much everywhere I look these days. And some Generation Xers are coming back to inline skating after a 20-year hiatus. This is a good thing because inline skating burns calories and could even help you make friends. If you’re … Read more

Best Roller Skates for New Skaters

Rolling around on roller skates is loads of fun and could help you burn calories all while making memories with friends and loved ones, memories you’ll treasure forever. But what are the best roller skates for new skaters? I answer this and a slew of other questions you might be researching at this time. Can … Read more

Sharpening Ice Skates With a File

Sharpening ice skates with a file helps your steel stay sharp longer. Well, getting nicks, gouges, and burrs off of blades with a file isn’t too hard. It’s even possible to cut an actual hollow profile into the bottom of your ice skates with a needle file. But you need to have the requisite skills … Read more

How to Sharpen Ice Skates by Hand

how to sharpen ice skates by hand

In how to sharpen ice skates by hand at home or at the rink, I explain three simple and easy steps to give your ice skate blade a smooth and sharp edges in no time. But can you actually sharpen ice skates at home without a machine? Yes, you can, but the handheld ice skate … Read more

How to Sharpen Ice Skates at Home

Your new ice skates just shipped in, and they arrived dull. Or, your beginner ice skates came factory-sharpened, but after skating for a while, they’re beginning to feel somewhat sluggish. Which is taking the fun out of your play. But tell me: why do you want to learn how to sharpen skates at home? Is … Read more

Differences Between Rollerskating and Rollerblading

differences between quadskates vs rollerblades

Rollerskates vs. Rollerblades, what’s the difference? Quite a few performance and design aspects distinguish rollerskates from rollerblades. In this post, I describe the differences between roller skating and rollerblading. I also explain the differences between roller skates and rollerblades. By the way, roller skates are also known as quad skates while rollerblades are also known … Read more

Different Types of Skating Disciplines

different types of skating

When you hear someone say, “I’m going out with my buddies to skate”, what comes to mind? Depending on the sort of skaters you’ve seen all your life, you’ll think they’re going to ice skate. Or inline skate. Or roller skate. Or, inline skate. Or skateboard. Or longboard. Or speed skate. Or whatever. In this … Read more

How to Ice Skate for Beginners

A pair of white skates

So you want to learn how to ice skate for the first time. Because you’re a complete beginner. Or maybe the last you wore ice skates was 20 years ago, and it feels like your skating chops have really gown down. Fortunately, you bumped into this post on how to ice skate for beginners. Here, … Read more

Best Ice Skates for Wide Feet

Purchasing things like good ice skates online has never been easy. But choosing hockey skates or figure skates that fit wide feet snugly usually turns out to be even trickier. All too often, figure skaters and hockey players, especially beginners, follow recommendations from random people online. And what happens? These players end up with a … Read more

Different Types of Ice Skate Blades

pictures of 4 different ice skate blades

Beginner boots are less stiff and generally more comfortable compared to intermediate and higher-level boots, which are stiffer and not as comfortable, generally. But what about ice skate blades? What makes one blade a beginner-level blade and another a higher-level blade? That’s the main question this brief guide on ice skate blades prioritizes. Also Read: … Read more