Skating Bag to Carry Ice Skates and Helmet

ice skate bag

Everyone needs a decently-sized skating bag to carry ice skates, a helmet, and other gear. You’re here probably because the duffel bag you’ve been using isn’t roomy enough for all the rink-time stuff you need to bring. Or your rink paraphernalia fits in but zipping up the bag so you won’t lose any of the … Read more

Ice Skate Guards and Soakers Guide

skate guards and soakers

If you’re new to ice skating, you may not be familiar with every piece of gear you may or may not need. You definitely need ice skate guards and soakers in my opinion. Well, some skaters don’t need them. A pair of cheap ice skate guards cost $10-$20, and they’re definitely useful, so why not … Read more

Best Ice Skates for Beginners

Best Ice Skate for Beginners

Ice skating often seems graceful and effortless, and it’s beautiful to watch pro ice skaters waltzing on the ice. It makes you want to skate, too. But you’re going to need to learn ice skating first.  And for every skating level, you’re going to need the right ice skating gear. At this point, you’re asking … Read more

Can You Learn to Ice Skate Without a Coach?

You can learn basic moves such as gliding forward, skating backward, staying upright on the ice, stops, and maybe crossovers. As for complex skills such as jumps and spins, it’s best to learn with a certified coach. Self-teaching ice skating isn’t a good idea due to the risks involved and slower learning progress. Besides, you’ll … Read more

Why is Skating So Tiring? Find Out Now

Ice skating is a lower-impact exercise compared to biking and running, but it’s also a full-body workout that can be totes tiring. And the same goes for skateboarding, roller skating, and inline skating. Skating, like running, uses pretty much every muscle of the body. Naturally, these muscles get tired after some time working out. But … Read more

How to Flirt While Ice Skating

You’re lucky it’s not the Victorian era anymore. Can you believe that female and male ice skaters at some point in history couldn’t enjoy the pastime on the same section of the rink? Related: Best Beginner Ice Skates Learn about the Ladies Pond here to learn more about this weird ice rink gender interaction restriction … Read more

What Happens If Your Skates Are Dull?

Do you want to know what happens if your ice skates are dull? Dull skates suck. Period. Tight turns, outside edge stops with the back foot, and takeoff jumps all become more challenging and require greater effort to do. Holding a clean edge becomes mission impossible. And sliding out, especially when doing aggressive turns, becomes … Read more

Do Skate Rinks Serve Alcohol?

Most skating rinks don’t serve alcohol. Maybe that’s because they realize that drunks on skates are a bad idea. Related: Flirting While Ice Skating The vast majority of rinks have a strict policy on drinking alcohol while there. They won’t even let you hold private parties or birthday parties let alone indulge in alcohol. But … Read more

Best Youth Hockey Skates

best youth hockey ice skates

What are the best youth hockey skates on the market, you ask. Should I buy the CCM Jetspeed FT340 or the CCM Jetspeed FT2? Maybe I should pick the Bauer Supreme S140 or the Bauer Vapor 2X, instead? Whether your child is just a recreational hockey player or wishes to become the world’s best hockey … Read more