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

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? Learn about the Ladies Pond here to learn more about this weird ice rink gender interaction restriction of the 19th century. Also … 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. 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 why do many have a … Read more

How to Keep Your Feet Warm When Ice Skating

How to Keep Your Feet Warm When Ice Skating

Ice rinks are naturally cold, or they’re kept cold, at near-freezing temperatures. You’re going to need to stay warm enough, or you won’t enjoy ice skating as much. Most ice skaters experience their first-ever ultra-cold feet during their first LTS lesson. You’re there on the rink learning or practicing forward swizzles, backward swizzles, one-foot glides, … 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

Types of Ice Skates

types of ice skates

The ice skating world provides different types of ice skates. And each type of ice skate works best for a certain kind of skater or ice skating style. So, what kind of a skater are you and what type of ice skate do you need? You can choose recreational skates, or figure skates, or hockey … Read more

CCM SK80 RBZ Senior Skate Review

CCM SK80 RBZ Senior Skate Review

You’ve searched high and low and in every nook and cranny for a good hockey skate that fits wide feet. But every supposedly wide hockey skate you’ve ordered online has ended up strangling circulation and hurting your feet like there’s a pain-inflicting medal the boot needs to win! Fortunately, you ended up on this CCM … Read more